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Update #21

New Environment Artist

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A while ago we decided to hire an additional environment artist to help us build the Sui Generis game world. We advertised the position and received over 100 applications, we selected the best applicants and asked them to do an art test, we then interviewed those with the best submissions and finally selected one artist to join our team. His name is Leonid Kuzyakin.

Incidentally Leonid was one of our Kickstarter backers with a significant contribution. This already told us he was passionate about the project and we very much liked everything we heard during the interview. Leonid shares our views on game design and his education gives him a solid understanding of architecture and its history, which fits perfectly with our attention to detail and authenticity. As for his artistic skills we'll let his work speak for itself:


This is Leonid's art test submission, rendered in our engine. A basic reference image was provided, the broken modular feature was added by his own initiative.

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This is the first model Leonid developed for Sui Genris, also rendered in our engine. It is the first of a series of buildings for a village environment. All textures are original work made by Leonid for this environment.

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Leonid adapted very quickly to our art style and methods, we are really pleased with the results and to have him join our team. Welcome to the team Leonid!

Best,
Bare Mettle


P.S. We're almost ready to record the new video, coming soon.

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      Creator Bare Mettle Entertainment on September 21, 2013

      Due to global warming and the state of the fish market in Cornwall... Nevermind.

      With the exception of Leonid, we're all living and working in the same house. We're extremely careful with money and we put every penny of our own we can get hold of into the game, our families are helping us a little too. Unfortunately we had to put Leonid on a shorter term contract than we would have liked because we're not sure we will be able to pay him for longer. It's very tight but we're staying within our budget. A bigger budget would allow us to pay more people to do more and faster but we have to make do. As we originally said, this might mean postponing some features until after release when money from sales will allow us to continue working on the game, which we anyway plan to do indefinitely.

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      Creator Kristaps on September 21, 2013

      Dear Sui Generis team, with the recent news of Clang developers underestimating their development costs when achieving 500k darget, where does your team stand in this?

      160k seems quite a small amount by today's standards and your vision is quite ambitious. Have you been able to keep your development costs low or do you think you might have to look for a second phase of funding?

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      Creator Fawzi Menkhour on September 19, 2013

      Great update. The new artist's work really fits in the feel of previous footage we've been shown. It looks like it didn't take much time for him to properly integrate into the work ethic of SG.

      Excited for the next upcoming video!

      Keep up the good work :)

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      Creator Psygnosis on September 19, 2013

      I really like that house ! Super detailed !

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      Creator Theobeau:OOoE\Mad man with a box/Exiled on September 19, 2013

      Welcome Leonid and good luck with the game play vid. Many backers are waiting with keen interest.

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      Creator 'Yngvald' aka HannesFury on September 19, 2013

      This project gives me a lot of hope and inspiration... Very much appreciate that, and am adamantly looking forward to these new horizons. Stoked to have you on board, Leonid!

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      Creator Silver on September 19, 2013

      Thanks for the update! Nice work right there.

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      Creator Matthew Hinz on September 19, 2013

      Even his name is fitting to the setting of the game. Leonid Kuzyakin. Maybe I'll name my first character that.

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      Creator Kyle Hall on September 19, 2013

      I am looking forward to this game more than any "AAA" release or any other upcoming game period, i cant wait to see the new video and Leonid's work looks fantastic, as does everything else you've shown so far, keep up the amazing work guys.

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      Creator Josh Chilton on September 19, 2013

      That's amazing. Congrats!

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      Creator Lost-brain -Obsidian Order Dark Goddess on September 19, 2013

      It's good to see some news. Can't wait for the new video.

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      Creator Velkaarn on September 19, 2013

      This is good news and Leonid's test submissions look great. Keep up the good work!

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      Creator Adam Housman on September 19, 2013

      What software is used for the 3d modeling, if you don't mind me asking?

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      Creator Delve on September 19, 2013

      Awesome imagery; looks like the right man found you. Thanks for the update, keep it up :)

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      Creator Matthew Farmery on September 19, 2013

      very nice indeed, very talented artist, and congrats to joining the team Leonid!

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      Creator Doyle Clemence on September 19, 2013

      Great work, Leonid. I agree that the attention to detail is excellent.

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      Creator Blood Dragon on September 19, 2013

      Congrats, Leonid! Beautiful work for a beautiful game! As always, I am looking forward to more! :D

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      Creator Christian Morgan on September 19, 2013

      Beautiful, just beautiful. Now I need some tissues to clean up the pool of drool on my desk.

      Now - stop reading the comments and get back to work!

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      Creator Bare Mettle Entertainment on September 19, 2013

      Thanks Andy, it should be fixed now.

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      Creator Blackstaff The Unknown Obsidian Order on September 19, 2013

      Welcome Leonid ! Great work !

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      Creator pourang kakouei on September 19, 2013

      Looks promising. I'm glad to see that you're hard work is paying off. Waiting for the video then :-)

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      Creator Andy Fogg on September 19, 2013

      Hi guys! Thanks for the update - it looks like you've used the same link for the full-size image for the two arches - the second one should be http://cdn3.baremettle.com/AT%20Arch%20Leonid%2005.jpg ! :)

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      Creator Joen on September 19, 2013

      Really impressive. Wonderful attention to detail. Glad to hear that a video is on its way too, it's been ages since the last one!

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