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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

Ascent to UDK

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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MASCH-ARTHobbyist Digital Artist
super Idee
ChristianKawHobbyist Digital Artist
Descent is back!!
draenei-friendHobbyist General Artist
Great to see that Descent is still so loved! :) Nice work! Looking forward to seeing what else you make!
1DeViLiShDuDeHobbyist Digital Artist
: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]
TheAscentProjectProfessional Digital Artist
Hey! Thanks for the links! You should read the journal I just published ;)
1DeViLiShDuDeHobbyist Digital Artist
WoW! That is SO awesomely professional looking! Great work!