In our Meet the Devs series, we’ll feature interviews of the Battle Racers team — our game artists, engineers, designers, and more. Today, let’s meet two of our 3D artists — Van Cunanan and Isagani Carmelo Nañagas.
Who we’re meeting today:
- Van Cunanan, Lead 3D Artist — 8 years in game industry
- Isagani Carmelo Nañagas, 3D Artist — 9 years in game industry
What do you do on the team?
Van: I create, import, and export 3D assets for Battle Racers. Sometimes, I do concept for cars, too.
Isagani: I create 3D models and VFX for Battle Racers.
What other games have you worked on?
Van: 4 years of hidden object games. Picnic Wars on iOS. Manila Rush.
Isagani: Holy Ship, Bleach: Brave Souls, Through Andrea’s Eyes, The Gift
Did you play in arcades growing up? How do you remember your experiences in the arcade?
Van: Yes I did, for sometime. There was an arcade place two blocks away from our house. I remember playing Metal Slug, King of Fighters, and Marvel vs Capcom.
Isagani: Yes, I almost got my wallet stolen one time I was playing in the arcade.
What’s your favorite game, or what game made you want to be a game developer?
Van: Favorite of all time, it’s Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Metal Gear Solid made me want to be a part of game development.
Isagani: Fallout 1 is my all-time favorite game.
What excites you most about Battle Racers?
Van: There’s an echo of Twisted Metal to it. It is better played with other person because the game becomes exciting and unpredictable.
Isagani: The ability to mix and match parts to create your own custom car with matching stats.
If you were a car, which brand and model would you be and why?
Van: Police Car. I always wear black and white and when it is party time my sirens are on.
Isagani: A classic 1969 Volkswagen Beetle. Old, slow, needs lots of care, but can be loads of fun with the right kind of people.
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