First of all, what is your gamertag in Heroes & Generals?
Reto.Ogssan, don’t ask me why. It is a nick I randomly started using with Need for Speed 2 and it just stuck. It has one big advantage, it is sufficiently meaningless to always be available where ever I need a user name.
What is your position at Reto-Moto?
Gameplay programmer on the action part of the game.
For how long have you been working here?
Since Feburary 2011.
What games have you worked on?
I came fresh out of the Danish university system, so all my prior game development experience comes from various university and hobby projects. Most notable of which was an UE3 mod called Steam Racers, http://scholarium.dk/?q=node/10.
Which tools do you use for making Heroes & Generals?
Primarily Visual Studio and occasionally Flash CS-something and Softimage XSI.
What are your hobbies?
In my spare time I periodically do a lot of boardgaming with friends. I very much enjoy the German games and once in a while the big epic long American boardgames. But typically I grow tired of a game after a couple plays, so I have a tendency to buy a lot of new games that we can try.
Additionally I also enjoy playing a large variety of video games, with my main passion being simulation racing games, FPS games that bring something new to the table, and large scale epic strategy games.
Besides all the gaming I’m a big fan of anything Sci-fi related; movies, tv shows, books, well basically everything except conventions.
What’s the best thing about Heroes & Generals?
As a big fan of both large scale strategy games and the original Battlefield, Heroes & Generals fits in perfectly with my idea for an awesome game. I love the tanks, planes and the idea that what I’m doing has a greater purpose.
What’s the best thing about working at Reto-Moto?
Doing exactly what I love and working with some of the most talented people in the industry.
What are you working on right now?
Right now I’m reworking the vehicle spawn system so it will better support multiple vehicle types with limited amounts available for a match. Instead of just spawning whatever is available, only players with sufficient privileges will be able to spawn a certain vehicle. Otherwise the yanks could just destroy all your Tiger tanks before you have a chance to jump in to them.
Besides that, I’m also working on a supply mission game mode, with planes, trains, and all kinds of good stuff :)… but I’m sure there will be more info on that soon.
What are your favourite games of all time?
My most memorable gaming experiences come from games like, Need for Speed 3, Battlefield 1942, the Commander Keen series, Kings Quest series, Full Throttle, Legend of Kyrandia, Phantasmagoria, Uncharted 2, World of Warcraft, Starwars Galaxies, Rebel Assault series, GTR series, F1 Challenge 1999-2002, and many more. Basically I have no idea what my favorite is but I just have so many fond memories from a bunch of games.
What are your favourite movies?
Once again I have no idea, but I just did an extended Lord of The Rings marathon, and they were much better than I remembered. I also recently re-watched Inception, also an awesome movie. But other good movies that i can remember off the top of my head are: the new Star Trek movie, Indiana Jones triology (I don’t acknowledge the fourth one), the original Star Wars trilogy, The Fifth Element, The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight… and I give up, there are simply too many to mention before my head explodes.