Well, after floundering around like a fish out of water for many months worrying about how I was going to find the perfect programming mastermind for Optera, it happened!
Axel found Optera via my cry for help on Gamedev.net. In the short amount of time we have been working together, he’s been awesome. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the project and I feel like we are headed in the right direction. He also has a ton of patience when it comes to my ridiculously stupid questions. There’s a lot of them so that’s important.
Theres a lot of work to be done before we’ll have ants cutting each others heads off, but things are moving. Currently we are hammering out all the little details when it comes to this whole “ants cutting heads off” thing. Drawing ants is one thing, making them come alive in a 3D environment in a believable way is a whole different animal.
I don’t know about anyone else but I’m excited.