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, and what’s the story behind it?
Reto.FleCK – well it combines two passions in life: 1) myself (fleck) and 2) FCK (Danish football team).
What is your position at Reto-Moto?
I’m Game- and Level-designer.
For how long have you been working here?
I’ve been working here for 3 years from the very beginning of the re-structering of Reto-Moto.
What games have you worked on?
As many of the other guys I’ve been working on Hitman – all the way back from Hitman 1.
Which tools do you use for making Heroes & Generals?
To make a new level I normally start sketching with pen and paper, then a more formal sketch in Adobe Illustror. Then I proceed with creating the terrain for the level in World Machine 2 Professional, and when I’m happy with the general layout I bring the height map into Softimage XSI where the rest of the level construction is being made.
What are your hobbies?
I love to spend my precious spare time working on my house (leveldesign in real life :-) ) and watch my favorite football team FC Copenhagen.
What’s the best thing about Heroes & Generals?
The idea of bringing the players closer to the development is great – and I like the short way from ideas to implementation (since we are self-publishing).
Also, I love that the outcome of each level you play actually is a part of a bigger picture instead of endless level rotations – that makes the killing more meaningful…. And I know for sure, that our Design Document contains a lot of new and interesting thoughts for the future.
What’s the best thing about working at Reto-Moto?
As I mentioned before – we are self-publishing and that makes the development closer to each of our staff members. And now we also have the voice of our players along with the development – instead of waiting years to hear their reactions.
What are you working on right now?
Right now I’m mainly working on a ‘Supply Mission’ level and a ‘Skirmish’ level…
What are your favourite games of all time?
Sid Meiers ‘Pirates’ on Commodore 64
What are your favourite movies?
‘One flew over the cuckoo’s nest’ (and ‘The Devil wears Prada’ ;-) )