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Programming

Alex Spriggs

Alex Spriggs
Alex Spriggs was the Lead Programmer on Astray.

Cary Jasinski

Cary Jasinski
Cary Jasinski is a member of Astray’s programming team. He worked on the production and optimization of the mobile build.

Sound

Daniel Cruz

Daniel Cruz
Daniel Cruz used his talents in music production and sound design on the likes of many student games throughout his run at Columbia College.

Art

Adam Napier

Adam Napier
As Art Lead, it has been exciting as well as a challenge. I look forward to working on more games in the future. Thanks for all the hard work team! I am proud to have worked with you all.

Grant Baumgartner

Grant Baumgartner
Grant is a 3D and 2D artist. On Astray, he was the Character and Environment Sublead and created several of the characters in the game.

Chris Ondracek

Chris Ondracek
Being the animator has been quite challenging, but rewarding nonetheless. Working with everyone has definitely made the experience a lot of fun.

Tim Banahan

Tim Banahan
As tech art, my job consisted mostly of shaders, particles, animated textures, and problem solving when something didn’t appear as intended or effected performance. While I still enjoy animation as my major, I would perform as tech artist again given the chance.

Kevin Moran

Kevin Moran
Kevin Moran is a digital artist in visual development and interactive media. Kevin uses a wide variety of techniques in natural and fantasy environments as well as a traditional illustration background.

Kent Lam

Kent Lam
Kent Lam is a traditional artist transitioning into digital painting and is currently attending Columbia College of Chicago creating 3D models including characters and environment assets.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is a digital artist that started in traditional mediums. She specializes in concept art but also creates 3D characters and environment assets which she 3D models and textures. creates 3D characters and environment assets.

Lila Chiu

Lila Chiu
As an enthusiastic team player, I specialized in environmental concept art and 3D modeling. This project has helped enhance my artistic abilities and my team building skills.

Leticia Trujillo

Leticia Trujillo
I’m an diligent environmental artist who concepted, 3D modeled, and textured assets. It was a great learning experience to work with such a wonderful team and to perfect my skills!

Amilcar Leme

Amilcar Leme
After a long time away from an artistic environment, it was a great experience to work side by side with a very talented and creative team. I am very motivated and proud to be a part of this project.

Sebastian Asturrizaga

Sebastian Asturrizaga
Sebastian Asturrizaga is a 3D artist with four years of experience in both 3DS Max and Maya, and strong texturing skills in Photoshop.

Blair Pattison

Blair Pattison
I’ve learned so much while working with everyone. There were definitely challenges that I faced while producing art for this project, but I’d like to thank my team for the valuable lessons!

Garrett Chester

Garrett Chester
I specialized in environmental art. It was a great learning experience, and I’m getting good at making stairs now. It was fun working with everyone.

Design

Nathan Elrod

Nathan Elrod
Nathan Elrod is a Game Design major from Columbia College, who acted as the Lead Designer for Astray: A Forsaken Tale.

Drew Griffin

Drew Griffin
Drew Griffin is a technical game designer. For Astray: A Forsaken Tale, he worked as a member of the scripting team whose tasks included gameplay mechanic prototyping and scripting, audio scripting with Wwise and Oculus Rift scripting and implementation.

Christina D’Attomo

Christina D’Attomo
Christina D'Attomo was lead level designer on Astray: A Forsaken Tale. She spent her time on the project passionately designing and building a twisted 15th century French castle.

Kevin Mackey

Kevin Mackey
Kevin j Mackey was the technical designer that worked on the mobile implementation of Astray: a Forsaken Tale.

Michael Heintz

Michael Heintz
Narrative Lead and Document Lead for Astray. Worked closely with all divisions to create a story suitable for the game and engaging for the player.

Nathan Larson

Nathan Larson
Nathan Larson is a game designer. For Astray: A Forsaken Tale, he worked as a member of the User Interface team, and did a variety of things for the game including menu prototyping, special effect and system scripting in C#, and Mecanim animation system work.

Nathan Lindley

Nathan Lindley
Nathan Lindley is a Game Designer with a focus on mechanic design. On Astray, he acted as UI Developer and coded the game’s user interface with C#, ActionScript, and ScaleForm.

Steven Roderick

Steven Roderick
Steven Roderick is a technical game designer who took the roles of Lead Scripter and Build Lead on Astray: A Forsaken Tale.

Temeeka Glass

Temeeka Glass
Temeeka Glass is a junior video game developer. She is currently interning as a level designer for Astray: A Forsaken Tale and appreciates the opportunity she has been given.

William Wiley

William Wiley
William Wiley is a native of Chicago interests in film, creative writing, music production, and game design. His first full production video game was 2014’s Astray: A Forsaken Tale, where he made use of his multimedia talents as a game writer and audio scripter.

Other

Becca Nolin

Becca Nolin
Majoring in film & video game production, I'm honored to attend Columbia and be the Associate Producer for this game and for this team.

Tony V. Le

Tony V. Le
Majoring in game design and minoring in web design, I am honored to once again be able to both create and work together with large team to create this year's website for Astray.

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