This week we’re proud to introduce you to Mark Skelton, Lead Artist on Star Citizen! You saw Mark’s work last week, with the very first 3D character model created for the game… and now you can learn more about him. Mark will appear on Wingman’s Hangar on Friday, so tune in to see him in action!
How did you get started in the game industry?
I got a job right out of Art School with a company called KoP Media. The Art Director / founder there was Jerry OFlaherty who went on to become the Art Director of Gears of War at Epic. KoP Media was eventually sold to 7th Level. After working at 7th level for a few years, I bounced and landed a job at a small company named Blizzard Entertainment. I worked there for about 6 years and decided to get into movies. I worked in movies for a few years… BLAH BLAH BLAH
. Ended up BACK
in games. BLAH BLAH BLAH
What projects have you worked on?
Here’s the full list:
- Into The Blue (movie)
- The Cave (movie)
- Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (movie)
- When Zombies Attack (pilot)
- World of Warcraft (game)
- Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne (game)
- Warcraft 3 : Reign of Chaos (game)
- Diablo 2 (game)
- Dominion: Storm over Gift 3 (game)
- Return to Krondor (game)
- StarCraft: Brood War (game)
- G-nome (game)
- Never Winter Nights 2 (game)
- Alpha Protocol (game)
- Duke Nukem Forever (game)
- Starhawk (game)
Geez, I think I need a nap after that.
What are you doing for Cloud Imperium?
Currently here at Cloud I’m working on the base Character mesh for our character customization, and working out the general 3d art pipeline. I also manage various aspects of the 3d art department as well. Making Chris Smith get me coffee and breakfast tacos is a top priority, as well as drinking fan sent booze. (Thanks for that BTW
, you make daddy happy.)
What are you most excited to see in Star Citizen/Squadron 42?
Honestly, I LOVE
making aliens and creatures. I can’t wait to see what we come up with for the various alien races in this game.
What are you playing right now?
I’m playing ‘Let’s get this game done’ right now. It’s a great game, and seems to take up all my time.