Super Cool People
Cody Louviere - Designer
Things Cody Likes: Dragons, Ramen, RPGs, and Corgis!
Things Cody Finds to be Meh: Precocious Pixies, Double-Crossing Wizards, and Swamp Slimes.
What does Cody do? I currently work non-stop producing our very first game! I do a lot of research, (and that doesn't just mean playing Final Fantasy games over and over again!) and constantly stay on the lookout for new ways to improve our game design!
Cody's Official Titles: Dungeon Master, Esteemed Story Teller, Beholder Eye Poker, Dragon Slayer, Honorable Combatant, and Charcuterie Connossieur.
Cody's Favorite Games: Final Fantasy 3 (It was 3 when I played it on SNES!), Chrono Trigger, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen, Earthworm Jim, Final Fantasy Tactics, Typing of the Dead, FF7, all the Super Smash Bros, and Fallout 4!
Kennith Kummerfeldt - Programmer
Things Ken Likes: Celestial Bodies, Commented Code, and Artificial Intelligence.
Things Ken Finds to be Meh: Bugs in either your soup or code, horrible humidity, and griefers.
What does Ken do? He spends countless hours communicating with computers, asking them to perform tricks, and politely having them run our game! Oh, computers.
Ken's Official Titles: Computer Whisperer, Progamer, Programmer, Cybermancer, and 01100111 01100001 01101100 01100001 01100011 01110100 01101001 01100011 00100000 01110011 01110000 01100001 01100011 01100101 00100000 01100101 01101110 01110100 01101001 01110100 01111001.
Ken's Favorite Games: GTA V, Kerbal Space Program, Starcraft II, Super Smash Bros, Super Mario Maker, Mario Kart 8, All the Pokemons, and Battleborn.
Charity Kocemba - Artist
Things Charity Likes: Mountains, Japanese Culture and Language, Visual Arts, and Red Wine (Menage a Trois red blend is my current go-to)
Things Charity Finds to be Meh: Mathematics (should be called math-meh-matics), aggressive drivers, my hair during the summer.
What does Charity do? Charity creates character animations, modifies pixel art, provides creative concepts, and contributes her style to several key elements of the design process. Most importantly, she controls the left side the giant mech she copilots with her husband, Colton.
Charity's Official Titles: Supreme Pixel Master, Animancer, The Pixelator, Neko Pilot X, and The Pixel Persuader.
Charity's Favorite Games: Final Fantasy VII, Star Fox 64, Castlevania IV, Silent Hill 3, Katamari Damacy (It's therapeutic, like pretending your boss is that blocky business man and rolling him up next to your collection of thumbtacks just to blast him into space), Resident Evil 2 and 4, Parasite Eve, Chrono Trigger, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Colton Kocemba - Artist
Things Colton Likes: Art, Fitness, Travel, and Vidya Games.
Things Colton Finds to be Meh: Clam Chowder, Football, and Doctor Who.
What does Colton do? Colton specializes in graphic design, concept, and UI art. He is responsible for making our logo! Colton pilots the right side of the giant mech he shares with his wife, Charity. Together they battle space monsters that endanger the Earth, but because they do their job you never have to hear about it.
Colton's Official Titles: Cosmic Designer, The Conjurer, Inu Pilot X, Chowderbane, and The Keeper of the Tablet.
Colton's Favorite Games: Mass Effect Trilogy, Megaman X4, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Crash Bandicoot 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist, Silent Hill 3, Dark Souls, Age of Mythology, and Borderlands 2.
Jason Tate, co-founder of Pixel Dash Studios, has been a great boon to our programming success! He was integral in preparing Necroball
Evan Smith, co-founder of Pixel Dash Studios, has provided artistic insight to game development in addition to creating the Quest of Souls logo.
Jason is a major player in the Baton Rouge indie game scene and heads the Baton Rouge chapter of the Independent Game Developers Association (IGDA). It is at the monthly IGDA meetings on the second floor of the Londoner during the first Wednesday of every month, that we are able to continue to develop the indie community in Baton Rouge. Check out the FB group and come by to find out more!
Josh Hano, founder of Starblade Games, is one of the main artistic forces behind Quest of Souls.
In addition to all the awesome work he does for Quest of Souls, Josh currently dedicates his full time developing Starblade's game, Nefarious!
Josh has been a huge contributor in a plethora of games developed in Louisiana. He has been an integral part in the artistic direction of Quest of Souls, and a wealth of knowledge for all things art-related.
Josh does freelance art work in his spare time including concept art, fantastic pixel art, and just about anything you could need an artist for.
Matthew Taranto and Michael Taranto are responsible for the music and sound of Quest of Souls. Both brothers work together to run BitFinity Games out of the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge. Their first title, Tadpole Treble, will be released soon for PC, Mac, and Wii U!
Matthew is known for his hilarious webcomic Brawl in the Family, and is using his creative expertise to help shape the music of Quest of Souls. Matthew is also responsible for the music in Tadpole Treble and Nefarious!
Michael has been dedicated to creating the sound effects for Quest of Souls. Using his musical expertise, Michael is able to help us find the right sound, or combination of sounds, to create unique effects and then modify them to fit the style of our game.
With their powers combined, they are bringing Quest of Souls to audible life!
The Family Dinner is a local Baton Rouge comedy troupe who are well-known for their improv and movie spoof nights at the Manship Theater.
Comedy artisans David Vitrano, Robert Rau, Evan Rabalais, and Mike Honore help bring the funny to Quest of Souls. Like the teenage mutant ninja turtles, their preferred payment is pizza and as long as the deep dish flows they will continue to contribute funny ideas and dialogue for Quest of Souls.
So...if things aren't funny then blame them for everything! Muahahaha! <- j/k j/k