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Featured Developer: Simon Holm List (Reto.draebesmoelf)


What is your gamertag in Heroes & Generals and what’s the story behind it?
Reto.draebesmoelf (translated: killersmurf) is the tag I am using when I play FPS games. I got the name when I was just a little smurf and I was banned from the smurf village.

What is your position at Reto-Moto?
Lead Sound Designer – planning, creating and setting up all the sound effects for the game.

For how long have you been working here?
I have been working here since April 2011 so that is about 5-6 months.

What games have you worked on?
Since 1999 I have been working as a full-time sound designer creating audio for AAA video games. The games I have been  working on includes: “Hitman: Codename 47”, “Hitman 2: Silent Assassin”, “Freedom Fighters”, “Hitman Contracts”, “Hitman Blood Money”, “Kane & Lynch: Dead Men”, “Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days”.

Which tools do you use for making Heroes & Generals?
Software: Ableton Live Suite 8, Max for Live, Steinberg Wavelab 6 and FMOD Designer.

Audio hardware: Steinberg CI1 audio interface, Behringer Truth B3030A studio monitors, AKG K270 headphones, Novation Nocturn49 keyboard, GA Project FC1 mkII microphone and Roland R-05 sound recorder.

What are your hobbies?
I have several hobbies but I mostly end up spending time on:
– creating car posters –
– my vintage American muscle car, a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS –

What’s the best thing about Heroes & Generals?
That it is a WW2 online game that combines action and strategy in a cleaver way.. ;)

What’s the best thing about working at Reto-Moto?
I am working with very cool and talented people on a game that I love to play! :)

What are you working on right now?
The main thing that I am working on at the moment is bringing the weapons to life and make them sound unique. I try to add flavor to the gun shot sounds so they do not sound static and sterile. I want the guns to sound like the dangerous guns that they really are.

What are your favorite games of all time?
“H.E.R.O.”, “Spy Hunter”, “Beach-Head II”, “Bruce Lee”, “The Way of the Exploding Fist”, “Aztec Challenge”, “Pole Position”, “Rambo”, “Green Beret”, “Frontier – Elite 2”, “Kick-Off 2”, “Rainbow Islands”, “Pirates”, “Turrican 2”, “Gods”, “Alien Breed”, “Syndicate”, “Settlers”, “Skidmarks”, “Gunship 2000”, “Wings”, “Interceptor”, “Deluxe Galaga”, “International Karate+”, “Defender of the Crown”, “Battle Squadron”, “Giana Sisters”, “Goldeneye”, “Quake 2”, “Battlefield 1942”, “Need for Speed: Undercover”, “GTA 4”, “the Burnout series, “the Grand Turismo series”, “ the Lego Star Wars series”, and “Red Dead Redemption” are among my favorite games.

What are your favorite movies?
I have not idea but there are a lot.

What are you waiting for soldier? We need heroes on the battlefield and generals to lead them!