Meet the New Interns Helping to Shape Bloxels!

 Phil Stortzum (left) and Richard Centeno (right) show off their Bloxels board creations.

Phil Stortzum (left) and Richard Centeno (right) show off their Bloxels board creations.

The Pixel Press/Bloxels team has two new friendly faces added to it! Meet Phil and Richard! Or Richard and Phil if you prefer! To get to know just a little about these two guys, check out their answers to three questions we posed to them. Let's start with Phil!

1) What are your favorite video games of all time?

Too many to name, but let's try anyway! The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario World, Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Resident Evil 4, Mega Man X, Metroid Prime, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Perfect Dark-- I better cut myself off here or we'll be here all day.

2) Why did you want to join the team at Pixel Press?

I wanted to join a team of talented and friendly group of people, and I think I have found such a team with the folks at Pixel Press. I also wished to further my career in gaming, so an internship seemed like the best start to do that.

3) What part of Bloxels is the coolest to you?

Being able to design a character in tangible form with the little colorful cubes, taking out a tablet, and taking a photo to turn that physical collection of cubes into a digital character is something that blows my mind. It's amazing how far technology has come in such a short time that it allows such a feat to be possible. We've come a long way since when I was a kid (I'm 30 as of February 27th), that's for sure!

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Now it's Richard's time to shine! Let's get to his answers!

1) What are your favorite video games of all time?

Mass Effect; Pokemon Emerald; Halo 2Metal Gear Solid V;

    Honorable Mention: Scott Pilgrim VS the World the Video Game. 

2) Why did you want to join the team at Pixel Press?

Video games are the most immersive storytelling experiences, but when it comes to making one, game design and development is no easy task. Pixel Press encourages kids to make their own video games and explore what it's like to be a game designer, developer, and artist! It's an honor to be part of an amazing team that helps kids get creative through an awesome art form that is video gaming. 

3) What part of Bloxels is the coolest to you?

The Story Block and Infinity Wall! Adding narratives, be it small or large, makes all the difference in a video game, and the Infinity Wall lets you share all your creations with everyone! 

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The Pixel Press/Bloxels team is very happy and excited to have Phil and Richard join our esteemed ranks! Be sure to catch Bloxels blog posts from both Phil and Richard in the near future on a regular basis!