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. So every once in a while we will introduce you to one of the people behind Heroes & Generals.
What’s the story of the tag?
My imagination was taking a day off when I was picking my Reto tag, so I just went with my first name Christian, and added the first letter of my surname Oelund. It might lack creativity, but it helps if you pronounce it with an Italian accent.
What is your position and what does that mean?
I am the Technical Artist and Graphics Designer. I work on the more technical aspects of anything involving assets in the game as well as developing tools and pipelines for the other artists to use. In addition to this I also do some of the research for the stuff that goes in the game.
What was the best thing to work on so far?
This would be the improved flight model and new planes. Although working on the system for the amphibious vehicles was also oddly satisfying.
What are you excited about in the future?
Revising the armor system on the vehicles, adding more vehicle classes, and generally giving the graphics a facelift.
What did you do before Reto?
I co-founded FirearmsMod for Half-life back in 1998 and worked on a few other mods for various engines. Worked at Flux Studios on an unreleased title. Did some work for the Necrovision games. And I’ve spent 10 years in the army, including three deployments.
What is the best thing about working at Reto?
Besides the fact that I get to make video games all day? … well, it’s nice to be around coworkers who are just as nerdy and passionate about their work as I am.
What is your favourite thing about H&G?
I love the combination of infantry, tanks, and planes all fighting in the same battles. And of course, what other war game has bicycles in it?
What are your hobbies?
I design and built custom stuff. I’ve done stage props, build robots, build a life sized anti-aircraft gun as a game controller, and even constructed a 100ft long inflatable whale.
Favourite Games/Games that inspired you to have a career in games?
Quake is probably the game that really got me started, and it is a game that I still enjoy playing.
What are your favourite books?
Anything by Terry Pratchett
Random Fun Fact about you
A U.S. Major General once threw pudding at me.