DG2 Dev Profile - Lex Story

02/07/2014 by Kaboom

DG2 Dev Profile - Lex Story
Are you a Seattle native?
No, I am not a Seattle native, but I do consider the Puget Sound my spiritual home (first place that didn’t give me a rash). I am originally from San Bernardino, CA and I have lived in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Illinois - and of all of those places, none could compare to the beauty and vigor of what I find here in terms of its people (who are connected to the outdoors and the high concentration of creatively thinking individuals) and the easy access to nature.

If you could time travel back to your childhood bedroom, what toy would you bring back with you?
If I could travel back in time to my childhood bedroom I would bring back my Stretch Armstrong toy because those are going for a pretty good price on Ebay these days (they basically rot with exposure to UV radiation so to find one in near new condition would be money!)

What’s a few of your all-time favorite movies?
My all time favorite movie is “A Bridge Too Far” c’mon now! It’s was filmed in a era where there was no CGI to help fill the screen with a massive assault of tanks being ambushed by artillery, because they actually filmed a coordinated battle with real freaking tanks and artillery pieces and used live explosives! A close second favorite would be “Full Metal Jacket” I’m a former Jarhead … 'nuff said

Do you have a favorite book or comic?
Favorite comic book “Kingdom Come” Alex Ross kicks ass so hard he breaks the stink seal. Fave books would be “The Design of Everyday Things” and “A River Runs Through It”, “Iliad”, “A Cooks Tour”…. Too many to list!

How about a favorite band?
Fave band at the moment would be a toss up between the “Queens of the Stone Age” and “Tame Impala”

What video game do you think changed the industry the most in the last decade?
It would have to be GTA for unapologetically allowing people to tap into the darkness that all people are capable of.

What exactly do you do on Defense Grid 2?
I make purty things. Ahem, I mean, I help guide along the visual aesthetics of the game (environment, FX, constructs).

What is the most rewarding thing about making video games?
Working with a great group of people ( psst, that’s my team, yo)

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