Hello Eco Team!
I'm Keegan O'Rourke, a painter and photographer that has always kept a keen eye on game development, biding my time. Over the past years I've developed my skills in software appropriate for environment art (and learned a lot of generalist knowledge as the indie scene and focused projects with smaller teams are what interests me the most), and Eco is turning out to be my real chance to do work in the games industry that's not just a level for free here or there. I couldn't be more excited to dive into it with a project like this that shares a lot of room with the things I've always enjoyed pursuing the most in my art-- fragile and beautiful environments, thriving, threatened, or destroyed. Often it's a mix of all three, and Eco is set to create a game world that recognizes this reality.
I am excited to contribute to Eco with my experience as an artist, avid hiker, and local of the Pacific Northwest. I met John K at a game jam and have been on the team at Strange Loop Games for the past few months helping with technical art. I look forward to continuing this work when I get back from a big trip overseas I planned when I had no idea I'd have the opportunity to work for Strange Loop Games. But I think seeing more of the world and how it interacts with its environment can only lend more to what I am able to bring to the project.
I'm also looking forward to seeing how Eco grows and to being part of the community it creates.