Meet The Team is a podcast series to introduce the people behind Old World, the historical strategy game by Mohawk Games. Rob Honaker, the host, sits with members of the team to discuss their journey.
In this episode, you’ll meet Louis Van Den Berg, 3D Artist, Louis is an experienced 3D modeler hear him discuss his upbringing in South Africa and how he honed his digital art skills.
Louis Van Den Berg
I am Louis VanDenBurg, and I grew up in the countryside in South Africa, digging bases to play with friends on our farmland. Although I spent much of my time outdoors, I had a nerdy side and started learning to use Blender when I was nine years old. When I got a new PC, I wasn’t allowed to play my favorite game because it was too violent, so I deleted the textures to remove the blood.
I knew 3D modelling was my passion, so I honed my skills, worked on my portfolio, and asked advice from industry experts. Now, I construct buildings in the Old World, from the humble market all the way to the Via Recta Souk. When I am not sculpting digitally, I am honing my self-defense skills with Krav Maga.