Rebel Galaxy: Developer Q&A

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Have questions that only the devs can answer? Join the team behind Rebel Galaxy for a special Q&A session!

The team from Double Damage Games, is here here to answer all your pressing questions about the game, the life behind game development, and their pretty extensive experience in the industry.

Double Damage Games is a two-man indie studio created by the guys who came up with and created the Torchlight series:

Travis Baldree:
Hi! I’m Travis Baldree. I’ve been a professional game developer for nearly 20 years, and it’s been my hobby since I was a kid on my C64. I’m best known for Fate and the Torchlight series. I’m the only person I know who has more CRTs than flatscreens in their office. I stay warm in the nostalgic glow of my A500, IIgs, and C64.
—Rebel Galaxy Responsibilities:
As the only engineer on Rebel Galaxy, Travis did almost everything to make the game work. He was also responsible for the art direction, the sound design, the story and more.
—Notable Previous Titles:
Fate, Mythos, Torchlight, Torchlight 2 (all as Team Lead and Lead Engineer)
Favorite Games:
Wasteland, Darklands, Ocarina of Time, X-Com, and Just Cause 2
Weird anecdote from development of Rebel Galaxy:
Most of the character gesture and idle animations were done on the cheap by using a Kinect for motion capture.

Erich Schaefer:
Hi, I’m Erich Schaefer. I’ve been in game development since about 1990, always starting my own company because I don’t deal well with authority. Double Damage Games is my fourth company, and by far the smallest. It’s also my favorite!
—Rebel Galaxy Responsibilities:
Erich was the designer and tester. He worked on combat balance, economy, random missions and fed millions of good ideas (and millions of bad ones) to Travis.
—Notable Previous Titles:
Diablo, Diablo II, Hellgate: London, Torchlight and Torchlight 2 (all as Team …read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games


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