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Behind the Cubes: Jeff

June 17, 2024
Project Cerberus is in good, voxelated hands.
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You can feel the excitement across every pixel of GalaChain as Project Cerberus starts to take shape. Everyone – human and VOX alike – are ready to start this party!

Before we dive into more about Project Cerberus in the upcoming weeks, we want to highlight more of the amazing real, actual human beings who put up with our constant onslaught of cubes day in and day out to bring you more voxelated glory!

This week, we’ve got a real treat from one of our human VOX pros. Meet Jeff… definitely a human made of squishy stuff just like you!

Tell the People Who You Are!

Hello world! I’m Jeff Brooks, AKA jeffgamedev, and I’m a game developer on VOX. I’ve been developing video games since I was just 11 years old, where I started writing text adventure games in C, and participated in the first ever online game-jams (we used to call them “compos”). 

I used ancient niche game libraries and engines that you may have never heard of, such as VERGE, Sphere, ika, Allegro, and Pygame and libGDX. I’ve been working as a professional game developer and full stack engineer for about 14 years now, and have been with the VOX team for just over a year.

I’m a husband, father, and horse owner that lives in the midwest of the United States. I’m a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls and Deus Ex games, and am currently on a mission to complete all of them.

What Guinness Book of World Records record would you like to break?

It’d be impressive to be the person that ported the most retro games to PC in history ever.

If you had to turn into a food, which one would you choose?

A giant chocolate chip cookie cake. Chocolate chip cookies are the best baked good.

If you were a wrestler what would be your entrance theme song?

Guile’s theme from Street Fighter. *FLEX*

Flex Indeed

What’s a TV show you hated that everyone else loved and why did you hate it?

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is not funny.

What’s one super power you would NOT want?

Mind reading.

If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life what would it be?

Protein bars

The zombie apocalypse is coming, who are 3 people you want on your team?

My wife and 2 kids.

What’s the most embarrassing fashion trend you used to rock?

Sandals with socks. Comfort with convenience. Please don’t judge.

Dad fashion is the final evolution. Double comfort… and we don’t care what you think 😉

What was the worst haircut you ever had?

I had a mullet when I was 5. At the time, I lived in the deep south! That awful Achy Breaky Heart song was on the radio all day.

What’s your favorite thing about VOX?

I’ve been a fan of voxel art forever. Since I was a kid, I always imagined 3D video games would capture the essence of 2D games and put it in a 3D world. VOX is this!

What is your most used emoji?

:joy:

We believe that human and VOX cooperation is essential for the future of entertainment. We here at VOX believe in fair and equitable treatment of our humans. Boxy or rounded, we’re all working for a better future… squared.

Don’t forget to check out our last Behind the Cubes if you missed it!

We’ll see you before too long, as we keep highlighting the people who are fabricating the heads of the Cerberus as we speak. Stay VOXy out there!