Update #128 Introducing our new team member

Dear backers,

As promised, we’d like to introduce you all to our new programmer, Mr Daniel Dressler. He has just started working at our studio in Tokyo yesterday, although we intended to do this update yesterday, setting up all the hardware and project file took our focus away so we apologise for the delay.

Here’s a message from Daniel, please make him feel welcome!

Hello Everyone! My name is Daniel Dressler, I am a software engineer living and working in Tokyo. At my prior company I programmed the game logic for a popular Japanese Hearthstone-like game. Now I am excited to join CIA and help make Project Phoenix a reality!

Two years ago Hiro convinced me along with you guys, my fellow backers. Then late last year he did it again and convinced me to join up.

This surprised even me but Project Phoenix is far from a 0% codebase. Pascal did substantial work and has left us with codebase I am proud to work upon. Once Hiro gave me access to the existing UE4 source code the general quality of the code surprised me. Pascal did not cut corners when he laid the foundation of Project Phoenix. We may be looking towards another 2.5 years of development but honestly I look forward to spending that time realizing the full potential of Project Phoenix.

In the coming weeks, we’ll look at the setup even closer and give you all a heads up on the much awaited milestones.

Thanks again for your patience, and we look forward to sending more updates in the near future!

Director / Producer of Project Phoenix
Hiroaki Yura