You are already devoted to the game and know every bit of it? Now we think it is time that you get to know the team a little better and this is why from now on, we will present you one of our Developers every week. With all the funny, interesting and unexpected bits about each of us.
What’s the story of the tag?
Vash the Stampede from Trigun (Anime) mainly influenced the name. I didn’t want to have the exact name, so I played around with various versions of Vash and ended up at Vashu.
What is your position and what does that mean?
Game Programmer, my main area of responsibility is the “Client” part of the game. I have worked with soldier customization, logging in, the strategy game and much more. I have also helped maintain the mobile apps and making sure that bugs gets fixed and problems troubleshooted within the company.
What was the best thing to work on so far?
I think the best thing has been talking to the players on the forum and figuring out some of their pains and then easing them as much as possible, also taking their feedback about the game and shaping the internal production plan to address concerns / issues with the game.
What are you excited about in the future?
Bringing out the true potential of Heroes & Generals and making it the game that I know it can be!
What did you do before Reto?
I worked in a digital agency before, working on websites and solutions for big medical corporations (quite a different client).
What is the best thing about working at Reto?
Meeting some terribly skilled people and learning from them on a daily basis and knowing that I have things to teach them too 🙂
What is your favourite thing about H&G?
When you get to the place where you start your own battles, set them up so that your team fights on equal or better terms than the enemy and you play with and against great players, Heroes & Generals is simply amazing.
What are your hobbies?
Climbing, I hang out in a Danish climbing “club”, skiing (but it’s been too long since the last time), having a good time with friends, meeting new people and seeing new places.
Favourite Games/Games that inspired you to have a career in games?
Command & Conquer – Red Alert and Generals (seriously), the Civilization games, Company of Heroes, Bioshock, Halflife 2, The Fallout series, World of Warcraft, Unity of Command, Warcraft and so many more. I love games!
What are your favourite films, books and music?
Anime, Movies about World War 2, TV-shows about more or less anything, documentaries, the Discworld book series, Harry Potter, Warhammer 40K books and much more.
Random Fun Fact about you
When I started work on Heroes & Generals, the servers could only handle around 100 people online at the same time, very much an alpha stage of the game!