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Meet the Team – Michael Dellapi

Name: Michael Dellapi

Role: Level Designer/Outreach

About: Games have been something I hold near and dear to me ever since I first beat my dad in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai for the Gamecube. I still haven’t lost but that’s besides the point. I’m currently studying at NYU majoring in Game Design, so most of the projects I have done were mainly for school. GalaCollider is easily the largest project I have ever worked on. I found out about GalaCollider through an email sent to the school and was immediately interested in what the game sent out to do. Starting out, I tried to learn as much as I could about each role. Presently, I am working on level design for the single-player scenarios which allows me to act as a sort of intermediary between the development and creative writing teams. As a writer and game designer, this is a dream come true.

What’s your favorite thing about GalaCollider?

There is a lot I like about GalaCollider but I think what makes it stand out the most for me is the incredible team I’m able to work with. Although I have only been a part of the team for a short time, I have gotten the opportunity to interact with some amazingly talented and passionate individuals. There is a strong sense of vision shared between everyone here and I love being a part of that.

What inspires you?

I’m most inspired by anything that can make me laugh. Comedy has always been something that I held very close to me, and I try to bring it into everything I do. Being able to connect people with the side of them that’s nonsensical and carefree is unbelievably important, so I cherish whatever can do the same for me.

What is your current gaming obsession?

I really enjoy MOBAs primarily because I like trying out every single character in a roster to see which one(s) I enjoy the most, and lately I have been absolutely obsessed with Dota 2. Coming from League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm, I was blown away by the sheer depth of Dota and find myself constantly learning. Aside from that, Cosmic Encounter is and will probably always be the one game I am the most obsessed with. It never fails to put a smile on my face.

Any portfolio sites/social media accounts you’d like us to link to?

I have some games and you can find them here: https://devllapi.itch.io/

Meet the Team – Michael Chapman

Name: Michael Chapman

Role: PR Strategist

About: I have been working in the gaming industry for the last 10 years. I have been a writer, a team manager for several large eSports organizations, and managing the community team of a livestream company. I have always loved the business behind gaming and eSports, and I am so excited to be working on GalaCollider.

What’s your favorite thing about GalaCollider?

I am a big fan of strategy games, and I love the amount of thought that has to be put into each turn.

What inspires you?

I love a challenge. I have worked with small startups for most of my career and there is something awesome about building a new company or product.

What is your current gaming obsession?

The Paradox 4X strategy games, at this particular moment, Hearts of Iron. I am also loving Foxhole.

Any portfolio sites/social media accounts you’d like us to link to?

Follow me on twitter @FLGHawkeye.