Meet the Team

published Thursday, 28 May 2009, 20:50 by Reese

Did you ever wonder what game developers look like in real life? Well, here is a chance to meet the team behind Interstellar Marines!

ZPS Team

Real life "Photo Session" - The Zero Point Software team, May 2009

Team "Mugshots"

CP

Corinna "Boss Lady" Lundbæk Pedersen - "corinna"

CEO

"Work Saturday and you'll get Sunday off [wink wink]"

 GJ

Gert Haar Jørgensen - "gert"

Co-founder

"That sounds great! ... But where's the budget?"

 NG

Nicolai F. Grønborg - "Reese"

Audio Director, Co-founder

"Hey Guild!" or "Change my quote to 'VETO!'"

 image2nd place IM Coop Tournament

 KJ

Kim Haar Jørgensen - "ZPSHicks"

Game Director, Co-founder

"Total darkness is the new 50% grey"

image 2nd place IM Coop Tournament

 KW

Kristian Waneck - "DaBoss"

Producer

"There are many players, but there is only one Boss!"

image Kart racing Champion: Fastest laptime 1:11.574

 KK

Kristian Kjems - "kjems"

Lead Programmer

"Let's add 200% to that estimate."

 MN

Mikael Garde Nielsen - "heks"

Programmer / FPS überlord

"10100111001!!!" or "Stupid sexy code!"

 JT

Jesper Taxbøl - "tax"

Programmer / System Administrator / IT Supporter / The "Getting Things Done"-guy

"Good mornings!"

 MG

Mikkel Gjøl - "gjoel"

Programmer / Shader Shark

"I know fake water coming over a mountain when I see it"

image Kart racing Runner-up: Fastest laptime 1:11.909

 EP

Erik Rodrigues Pedersen - "ZPS_ERP"

Programmer

"[while headshoting heks] OOOOOOOOH - that's gotta hurt!!"

 AA

Anders Antoft - "cptKickASS"

Lead Artist

"It's all about LOVE!"

 RR

Ronnie Ree - "Ree"

Lead Animator

"Don't QUESTIONIZE me!"

 JR

Jacob Rebien - "Jr"

Game Designer / FPS mastermind

"We need to TEST it!"

 JF

Jakob Falkenberg - "Bokaja"

Character Modeler

"MUHAHA HA HAHAHA HAHAHA"

image Defending IM Coop Tournament Champion

 JL

Jon Lauridsen - "Jon"

Technical Artist

"SUGAR!"

 MN

Martin Nielsen - "mn"

3D Artist

"[pointing finger] Work!"

 CS

Christian Sørensen - "MunK"

Lead Conceptual Artist

"Enough with the psycho babble"

 SK

Sune Kempf - "rigg_vader"

Über Rigger

"I like cake!"

 SM

Shaun Mechen - "Scratchliquid"

3D Artist

"I just wanna build stuff!'

 DW

Daniel Windfeld - "Windfeld"

Senior Level Designer

"Silence, infidels!"

image Defending IM Coop Tournament Champion

 KA

Kenneth Andersen - "Kenneth"

Sound Designer

"Sounds Awesome! ... But could you do it once more?..."

   
   
   
   

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5 years, 6 months ago

Nice to see the faces behind it all :)

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5 years, 6 months ago

Windfeld: YOU DID NOT POST THE RESULTS FROM THE CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT! and with fuucking Trophies. Where did you find time to do them. you can print your own "Resignation" tomorrow or this evening if you are still at work!!! :-)

and BOKAJA stop laughing!!!

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5 years, 6 months ago

ZPSHicks - the only thing i can say about what you are saying is the famous word, LoL.
Would be nice too when you actually show some gameplay footage, that you show yourself play, like in one big line talking and swearing and stuff.. Really funny and intresting to see :)
BTW Good luck once again ^^

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5 years, 6 months ago

Thank god the printer doesn't work :D

See you tomorrow, Boss! :P

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5 years, 6 months ago

wth?? I don't remember me being second.. I am never second :E You are reading it wrong W ;)

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5 years, 6 months ago

Damn, here i was sitting in Denmark thinking that Danes couldn't do a proper video game (after the ill received Kane & Lynch) and up pops this awesome cool idea and passionate group of people..

Makes me almost want to cry!

When i get paid im definately gonna donate!

Keep up the good work!



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5 years, 6 months ago

A_Shepard -Sorry, but you do know it was the danes who made the hitman series? They weren´t bad games at all.

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5 years, 6 months ago

Nice:))).. cant wait for this game.. I am looking for info of THE IM every day..

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5 years, 6 months ago

Can't wait for more information :) I am getting more and more hyped for this game (Even just by looking at you guys/gals).

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5 years, 6 months ago

Yup IO interactive, yup... i wrote a school assignment about hitman ;)

I'm weird i know.

My point is, that even though the Hitman series was great, it had become abit stale i mean rehashing the same gameplay over and over... of course its nice but still...

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5 years, 6 months ago

With this article, I realized that a lot of the head guys post all over these comments sections, which is really really awesome.

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5 years, 6 months ago

I <3 You all.

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5 years, 6 months ago

MATT51723:I <3 You all.

Is that a good thing or is it something we should be worried about? :P

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5 years, 6 months ago

Haha, so nice to finally see the team, and I'm hoping to hear more from you guys in the future.

You definately got an awesome team. :D

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5 years, 6 months ago

Heya guys. Nice to meet you all. On a side note - now that I have seen you all I know my money is well spend. I knew Kim aka Hicks was a mad toon, by the looks of it he has found equal minded people... and I mean that in a good way - no, really I do :P

...now let’s get a bigger picture of Boss Lady holding that Marine so we can get a real impression of its total awesomeness ;)

...oh and Kim and Nicolai, I’m kinda disappointed... All hail Jacob and Daniel - the gods of IM :D

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5 years, 6 months ago

As soon as i get my cash flow up im going spearhead :D

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5 years, 6 months ago

Thanks guys for being brave enough to post your pictures here, lol! As corny as it sounds seeing the whole group together somehow makes the project more real to me now, like this is really going to happen! Plus as Tacticalspoon mentioned above, we have read many comments from you guys since the new site went live so its great to be able to put a face to the comments!

Scratchliquid - You have probably heard this a thousand times already but that AAA Indie video about the "Titan Walker" is simply awesome! To see the little RC version in the office is cool but to follow you outside to see the full-size rig is sick (of course I realize its not real but still its great stuff)! Keep up the great work guys!

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5 years, 6 months ago

Ah the minds behind the next big thing! keep up the good work!

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5 years, 6 months ago

Cheese!!!

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5 years, 6 months ago

:O

The team is a lot larger than i thought...

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5 years, 6 months ago

The team is larger than i thought! It's great to know there are many other people working on this game! :D For the love of the game! :D

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5 years, 6 months ago

It looks very good. Being able to see the ones doing all the hard work for us is just great. It makes the project more alive somehow.
And Sune Kempf; Maybe you like cake, but you do know its a lie, right? ;D

Also, here in the end of this comment: Thanks for making this "Meet The Team" page, because now I was finally able to add proper credits on the Interstella Marines page on FPSBanana.
If you want to take a look at the game's page, then go here: http://www.fpsbanana.com/games/1950

(Its not meant as advertising!)

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5 years, 6 months ago

Its nice to see some faces, adds a lot of credability :) Its also sweet to see that you guys post a lot of comments, instead of being holy about everything :)

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5 years, 6 months ago

Kart racing champ?! Is there a hidden kart racing game mode in IM? lol

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5 years, 6 months ago

Hmm, that Bokaja fella reminds me of Max Cady...just look at that suspicious smile..can he really be trusted?

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5 years, 6 months ago

Awesome!

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5 years, 6 months ago

@iToby, I don't think anyone needs to be afraid.

Unless I don't get a beta when/if there is one!
lol.

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5 years, 6 months ago

Its definatly good to see faces. The site is brilliant cant wait to see more and play the game. If only i had money to upgrade ; ) keep up the excellent work.

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5 years, 6 months ago

@ Tacticalspoon

Kartracing is in real life. Each year we go to a big out door gokart track and compete in a kind of small gokart LeMans. :)

@ Soulglow
Bokaja is the type of joker, you can talk to seriously and suddenly he turns angry a shouts "AHHH... SO SHUT THE FUUCK UP!" and then he laughs HAAA HAHA. :)

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5 years, 6 months ago

Well done fellas, good to see all the faces behind the idea...

Get some pancakes in ya and get back to work!

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5 years, 6 months ago

BTW, Jon Lauridsen nice Photoshop job there but you have overlapping feet! :D

Also the lighting is completely opposite direction...

Still, a great bunch of dudes (and gal) making an awesome product!

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5 years, 6 months ago


@Frenzel wrote:
"BTW, Jon Lauridsen nice Photoshop job there but you have overlapping feet! :D"

As you properly have guessed Jon was not present the day we took the picture, but like you said a quick PS fix and he was in!. :)

"What a kick ass, community!"
/ZPSHicks

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5 years, 6 months ago

haha, all good! Nice to see you added him in at least :D

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5 years, 6 months ago

You guys got some a$$ needs kicking!
Keep up the spirit.

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5 years, 6 months ago

"MUHAHA HA HAHAHA HAHAHA"

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5 years, 6 months ago

@Bokaja:
"MUHAHA HA HAHAHA HAHAHA"

You crazy thing! Stop your un-human laugh and breath, then life goes on for a little longer. :D

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5 years, 6 months ago

Haha I didn't notice that Photoshopping.

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5 years, 6 months ago

Danske folk som lager spill? HA! For en vits!

Bare tuller!!! ;D måtte slenge in litt skandinavia spøk ;D Hilser fra Norge!!! Gleder meg til spillet!!! :D :D :D :D

<3

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5 years, 6 months ago

@weirdoo

Danske IO Interactive lavede da Hitman serien, Freedom Fighters og desværre også Kane & Lynch? :P

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5 years, 6 months ago

Oh crap
No understando!

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5 years, 6 months ago

@ All Danes

Lets keep the commenting in English, we literally got Marines from all over the world.

Do not worry, we will spread the Viking language in other ways! :)

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5 years, 6 months ago

@ ZPSHicks:

making the community we got here English only (Or at least somewhat) seems like a pretty good idea 'cause as you say yourself, people from all over the globe comes here to look at your great project. :P

Also, what about adding a quote button and a edit post button to the forum? It would make things a little easier. ;)

Good luck people, its nice to see progress!

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5 years, 6 months ago

Yeah English would make reading all the threads easier, the Viking language looks great but as I’m an Australian I sure can’t read it :)

It would be interesting to know how many countries we have represented on these boards now and also it would be interesting to know how the sign ups are going and if they are in line with your projections/hopes.

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5 years, 6 months ago

@WombatHammer - greetings Down Under!
You may well be the first SH from Aus, but we are genuinely getting Marines from all over.
The initial spat (24-48hrs) was obviously friends and family signing up, as they had been first hand witnesses to closet-travails over the last 5 years - but since then there has been as steady trickle, as we are "discovered" (we have to rely on viral-marketing and at the moment, it is difficult to get through because of the Publishers publicity machines linked to E3)

The expectation attached to our "coming out" on the 15th were obviously high but strongly tempered by the fact, that we were not allowed to show in-game material (which we are now working ferverishly on - transfering assests into a different (Unity) Engine, in order to show what we have in mind - and to test this as an alternative going forward

Hence - if you like what you see/hear - spread the word and stay posted - just wait to you see "the Vault" unfold from 26th of June onwards!
g

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5 years, 6 months ago

@Siepher

Oh snap XD Hitman was awesome, Haven't tried Freedom Fighters and Kane Lynch got an gamespot employee fired ;p ;) However i do want to try Kane Lynch despite the reviews!

@ZPSHicks

Danes? I'm Norwegian! ;D

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5 years, 6 months ago

@ ZPSHicks

I got carried away. :D

@ weirdoo

If you wanna try it out, I recommend renting it instead of buying it mate.

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5 years, 6 months ago

i highly recommend freedom fighters... great game. Graphics may be a bit old for to-days standards however

Looking forward to seeing some in-game material - also nice of you to use unity which is also based in denmark hehe :)

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5 years, 6 months ago

Freedom fighters had some great physics for what time it was in. Keep it up ZeroPoint you guys inspire us game design students!

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5 years, 6 months ago

@ Siepher

None of my friends have it (i think) and renting from stores is plain dead here. Only thing that rents out here is movies.

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5 years, 6 months ago

@ forgefire
@ Beetlejooz

I really want to play, it did come out for the pre-gen xbox right?

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5 years, 6 months ago

@ weirdoo:

It's on PC, PS2 and gamecube as well. There's a demo floating around, but a quick google search didn't turn anything up for the full version on a digital download service. It seems copies are as low as $4 USD on ebay, so if you like the demo it might be worth a buy instead of a rent.

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5 years, 6 months ago

Wait, wait, wait... we're talking about the game where you start off as some plumber in NYC during a soviet invasion right? That game was actually pretty good. Not great, but definitely worth a play through and maybe a bit of fighting amongst friends in multi-player ("Go my minions! Go into the line of fire of that sniper so I can sneak up behind him!")

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5 years, 6 months ago

What about keeping the the talk more on-topic people?
I know that there isn't much to talk about except the team here, but you get the idea. ;)

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5 years, 6 months ago

@ Tacticalspoon

That's rocking, gonna do a little googling tomorrow then (2 hours from midnight here) thanks for the tip! :D

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5 years, 6 months ago

lol, sorry about that, I guess we just desperately need a forum with an off-topic section XD

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5 years, 5 months ago

Yep, we do need a social forum with different topics. ;)

But if there's no time to set up a forum, it's more important to focus on the game-development anyway ;)

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5 years, 5 months ago

Don't worry guys (and gals?:), we're currently working hard on improving the website in various ways and are well aware of the need for a forum - including room for off-topic discussions!

As JoOngle hints at, we are first and foremost a gamedev studio so we're trying to fit all this into the schedules as best to our abilities and within the constraints that we have. Rest assured we're definitively adding alot of cool new stuff within the coming weeks and months!

Koder-politiet salutes you!

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5 years, 5 months ago

Someone on the IM team actually worked on Freedom Fighters - can you guess who?

:)

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5 years, 5 months ago

hmm...someone worked on freedom fighters...i will guess one of the bald guys?? :P

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5 years, 5 months ago

Pardon me for being a bit off-topic, I thought this note might be useful for some people here.
As, and until the forums arrive, the articles comments are the only way of communicating, I often find myself rebrowsing all the articles to see if there's something new, because I wouldn't want to miss something (yea, I know). My laziness ordered me to find a snitch to keep me up to date, and the good geek I am found that a little script would do the trick. Don't worry ZPS, it's supposed to be as light as possible, but people if you want to use it, please read the README file.
http://brezo.free.fr/im-snitch-0.1.zip
BTW
, if you're afraid of PHP (_don't_ ask), pass along. It's intended to be used in a shell (/console). Here's how it looks like:

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cay:~$ im-snitch
Hi, please wait a sec', I'll check my files.
Since Tuesday June 2 2009, 20:58,

1 new comment(s) on article "INTERSTELLAR MARINES - An overview"
http://interstellarmarines.com/game/int
erstellar-marines-an-overview/#comments

1 new comment(s) on article "The Gameplay of IM"
http://interstellarmarines.com/game/the-gamep
lay-of-im/#comments

That's it.
---
Little instructions included in the archive. Enjoy, I guess.

-thib

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5 years, 5 months ago

@ ZPSHicks

Is it you? (:

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5 years, 5 months ago

@ Weirdoo

Nope, it is actually Mr. Windfeld our Senior Level Designer from hell! :)

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5 years, 5 months ago

@ ZPSHicks:

Pretty awesome to have a guy with you who has already been working on a big game project, isn't it? :)
Not that I don't think you all can do just as good.. (Or better) You hopefully get the idea.

Anyway; I got 2 questions for you guys at ZPS.
1st. Have anyone else on the team been working on any titles which has been shipped?
2nd. Do you ever look at some of the resumés sent to your email? *wink wink* :P

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5 years, 5 months ago

Actually most people on the team have previously shipped games with other game studios, so it's a pretty skilled team by any standards.

The ones who haven't, have alot of experience from other industries that translates well into the game development processes, for example from the animations and music industry. Also, it's not only on the production-side that there's alot of experience, it goes all the way up to the board level. :)

I would estimate the combined game-dev experience to be quite high for a team of our size.

@Kosai106: I'm sure we do. I'll make sure to poke the relevant people which might spawn an actual reply! ;)

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5 years, 5 months ago

@ ZPSHicks

cool :D why does he hold "Senior Level Designer" ? what's the difference between regular and this? :\

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5 years, 5 months ago

@Heks: Thanks, that'll be lovely. Haha.
And nice to see that you're all very experienced in what you do.
Now we're all sure that you can get the job done for good.

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5 years, 5 months ago

If I can only contribute small amounts at a time can i build up to spearhead status?

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5 years, 5 months ago

Just becoming a Spearhead is of big help, and in fact all you're asked to do is to enjoy what you'll see. I guess.

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5 years, 5 months ago

WUAHAHAHA!!!

I laughed so hard, I got a headache.

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5 years, 5 months ago

@Russ
to become a spearhead you have to upgrade your account (=pay money) This will will fund developlemt of the game and give you access to all kind of fun stuff...for example playable releases of the game (not quite there yet..)

If for some reason you cant donate it helps a lot if you just remain an active member of the community and help spread the word about the game and the site :)

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5 years, 5 months ago

heheh funny guys:) hehe Thats the crew i love to have in a game i am looking forward to... All the best to you people:)

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5 years, 5 months ago

@weirdoo:

Tip: You can borrow "Kane and Lynch" from your local library for free. If they don't have it, they can get it for you from one of the other public libraries in DK. =o)

(I should know - I work in one of them) ^_^

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5 years, 5 months ago

Sorry about the off-topic comment btw.

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5 years, 5 months ago

Hot dang, dis here game gone be the debils work.
Jus like dis here extranet!

I'm glad to see the few bucks I helped out with resulted in all these sexy pictures of the team.

MunK - you got a pretty mouth boy! :)

(PS: By the way am I the only one who finds it kinda annoying that you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to watch the newest comments? :S Mayby it's just me.)

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5 years, 5 months ago

@Grindhammer

hehe, i live in Norway, and libraries here don't sell "too violent games for kids" doesn't matter where you go, no libraries here sell them there ;) so if any of you come to Norway, enter a librarian and you see a VERY violent game for rent, wait for the full moon and see if it's turn red, then the apocalypse is here! D:

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5 years, 4 months ago

@weirdoo:
Awww, too bad then. Just thought I had some luck pimping out the Danish library system. ;o)
Oh well, still hope you get your hands on a copy so you can get your curiosity satisfied.

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5 years, 4 months ago

Beau jour mes amis! Mlle Corinna....vous êtes une Fille très jolie. If I work on Saturday en outre.....Perhap,in a way, we will be working Toogathzaire ..... Est il pas aussi?? (Pepe Le Pew wink wink wink). Sorry....But sometimes the french in me yearns to run WILD!!!!!
Should you ask" How much French?" I would have to check the level in the wine bottle to answer that question! Best of Luck to you All!!!! It's time to kick Ass and chew bubblegum........And I'm ALL OUTTA GUM! LOL

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5 years, 4 months ago

Si la question s'étend aux francophones.. ;-)

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5 years, 4 months ago


work hard like bungie

visit bungie.net for help

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4 years, 8 months ago

hmm.. i can see on the names they from Denmark (like me) i dont know if i should comment Danish or english :)

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3 years, 6 months ago

If you guys need help I'm always looking for some work on video game, making my own hack and slash game right now with unity. I'm not legal for pay but I would gladly help.

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1 year, 6 months ago

I would really like to meet these guys, although i actually live in Denmark

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