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Featured Developer Christian Sinding Nellemann (Reto.sNell)


First of all, what is your gamertag in Heroes & Generals, and what’s the story?
Reto.sNell – A play on my name and the german word for ‘fast’ (misspelled).

What is your position at Reto-Moto?
Mobile Programmer

For how long have you been working here?
Since December 1st, so not very long. I am still finding my way around the code.

What games have you worked on?
None that people would know of. A mod for UT3 called The Witching Hour that died when UDK was released, and an artsy game about growing plants, as well as some GameJam games. So this is my plunge into professional game programming.

Which tools do you use for making Heroes & Generals?
Since we are developing for two platforms, we use MonoTouch and Mono for Android. This allows us to write everything in C#, and share a fair amount of game logic code across platforms. Apple’s rules means that the iOS version has to be built on a Mac, so I work on both OSX and Windows.

What are your hobbies?
Gaming, gardening, hiking, food, beer, and wine, music.

What’s the best thing about Heroes & Generals?
The game makes you feel that you’re influencing the outcome of something greater than yourself. Winning a battle as Hero really feels like it has more purpose than just frags, and sending in troops as General feels cool too, since you know it will influence the experience of other players.

What’s the best thing about working at Reto-Moto?
The large amount of freedom in the day-to-day work, and the people here. Just the right amount of geek culture.

What are you working on right now?
Work on the mobile clients has been done by an external company up until now, so right now I’m shaping the applications up for their first release while figuring out how everything works in the system. Also, I attend meetings where we discuss the changes we’d like to make to the strategy game.

What are your favorite games of all time?
The original XCOM, Dune II, Colonization, Baldur’s Gate, Mount & Blade Warband with C-RPG mod, DOTA, Quake II Action and loads of others.

What is your favorite movies?
That’s tough. 12 Monkeys is definitely high on the list, but other than that, I’d rather name Shows. The Wire, Battlestar Galactica, Deadwood, that sort of thing.

  1. cRo4Ti4cRo4Ti402-04-2013

    hahh now finally someone who will take care about that were able stay connected 24/7/265 vith Game.

    so plz mister sNell give me schnell the android app for testing.

    jeje RETO FTW

    • cRo4Ti4cRo4Ti402-05-2013

      ups ive missed the 3 , 24/7/365 xD

  2. SkyDaggersSkyDaggers02-04-2013

    Um…. What about Windows phone 8 app ?

  3. Reto.sNellReto.sNell02-05-2013

    It’s not in development right now. Because we had to choose somewhere to begin, we settled on the two platforms that are still the most common (even more so when development began). We have a lot of people on Windows Phone at Reto-Moto, so trust me, the platform is not forgotten – but we did have to prioritize.

  4. CraneTYSCraneTYS02-07-2013

    Really nice list of favourite games.

  5. CYNICCYNIC02-09-2013

    What about Strategus? :)

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