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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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  • Deviant for 10 years
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My Bio
Valhalla tower docking control to unidentified approaching vessel...

I have been a die-hard Descent'r since my childhood and, to make a long story short, thanks to projects like ReBirth I was able to relive those awesome memories. After beating both Descent I and II, I was so overtaken with nostalgia that I wanted... heck, needed to pay some form homage to these awesome games.

As a 3D artist I decided to put my skills to work and hence The Ascent Project was born as a complete modern remake of every single character model of the series.

It should be noted that despite having taken artistic liberties I make a point to preserve both the concept and “soul” of the original in-game models.

This project has become quite dear to me and I hope you enjoy my recreations as much as I have enjoyed creating them.



PS: I decided to start with the models from Descent II in order of appearance per the briefing screens of the campaign.

Favourite Games
Descent I, Descent II

Ascent to UDK

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See what I did there? Time for some exciting news: As many of you might have heard by now, fellow Material Defender MadMax1998 just made quite a splash in the gaming community with the announcement of his Descent to UDK project. He kindly contacted me asking if I would be interested in joining his project as a 3D modeler, remaking the original Descent I bots (as I have been doing with those in Descent II) to be used in his game. Of course, I was more than happy to accept and become part of this promising revival! Max and I have been communicating pretty much daily, he's a bit overwhelmed at the moment trying to get through the barrage of
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Descent is back!!
Great to see that Descent is still so loved! :) Nice work! Looking forward to seeing what else you make!
:wow: Busy! Busy! Busy! :omg:
Hey, so a couple things...

First, your models look AWESOME!! Great job!! would you like your models to be in a modern remake of Descent? There's a guy who just started making a new Descent using the Unreal Engine 3 and he needs content. I've already sent him a link to this site, so I figured I'd send you his way as well. Here's his site: [link]

Thirdly (so I guess technically more than a "couple" things), have you heard of Retrovirus? It's a new 6DOF game coming out and the developers are huge Descent fans :) Here's a link to it's site: [link]
Hey! Thanks for the links! You should read the journal I just published ;)
WoW! That is SO awesomely professional looking! Great work!