Each week we’ll feature one of the developers from the team and tell you a bit about who they are and what they are working on.
First of all, what is your gamertag in Heroes & Generals?
My tag is Reto.Topo – with no value or hints embedded in the name.
What is your position at Reto-Moto?
My official position is CEO, and my job is both strategic and administrative.
For how long have you been working here?
I have been working here since early January. I don’t have a gamer background or a background from the gaming industry. I have worked in investment banking and consultancy – so lots of strategy and no programming! I’m still on a learning curve when it comes to many aspects of the gaming industry.
What games have you worked on?
None – well besides Heroes & Generals.
Which tools do you use for making Heroes & Generals?
Mainly spreadsheets and word processing programs.
What are your hobbies?
Hobbies? I like most sports, and I particularly like sports with a ball. Now it’s mostly tennis. I also do bicycling, running and skiing. I enjoy reading as well, mostly biographies and historical topics. This of course also includes WWII, which in my view, will continue to captivate people for many years to come.
What’s the best thing about Heroes & Generals?
The strategy side of the game is very appealing to me! the plan of action to achieve the goals set – so to speak, based on the resources available to you, your intelligence on the enemy and your adaptability to the enemy’s move, once the (virtual) reality of war hits you. On the FPS part of the game, it’s the flying I find most entertaining, as I have some RL flying experience. I also really like the “follow the bomb” feature for aerial bombing.
What’s the best thing about working at Reto-Moto?
For me, it is to work with such an experienced development team – all experts in their fields, and with a long history and track record of working together as a team.
What are you working on right now?
I’m working on interrelated issues like pricing of the game and marketing trying to tie the whole thing together in a budget.
What are your favorite games of all time?
For me, the favorite game was James Bond, Goldeneye for Nintendo 64. That was what got me going in FPS. The graphics wasn’t fantastic, but it had a god game play, lots of bad guys to shoot as well as multiplayer function, which I believe was new for a game i 1997
What are your favorite movies?
I watch most mainstream film that comes out – from Pirates of the Caribbean to Harry Potter, which is probably the next film I will watch.