Hey everyone! In our last blog, we covered the changes to the design philosophy for our combat arenas. If you missed it, make sure to check it out here. The second part of the plan was to fully redesign the flight system from the ground up, update our energy reserves &...Read More
Battle Royale Redefined
WELCOME TO INSULA
Welcome to Insula, the BR, that's not a BR. Insula is moreso, a creative vision, of what a BR could be. While it is based on the primary underlying concepts of the BR genre, we have strived to give it depth, and turn it into an experience you will truly remember. We have removed the more blatant and cumbersome mechanics and replaced them with system designs that we believe will give you, the player, a more engaging experience... a sense of purpose.
Insula is not just a battlefield where a bunch of players will duke it out for bragging rights. It has history, it has a life of its own. It is a living world with many experiences waiting to be discovered. It is beautiful, it is primal, it is deadly. It just also happens to be the locale of a great warriors battle. Will you be that warrior?
Welcome to Insula, we hope you enjoy our vision!
BIG, Bad and Custom
BEAUTIFUL BUT DEADLY
The floating island of Insula is both beautiful and extremely deadly. The various biomes that make up the islands' ecosystem are home to all manner of frightful beasts. These creatures may be territorial, short tempered, or flat out hungry... some just kill for sport.
The environment itself also poses it's own array of threats. There are no shortages of danger here on Insula. Happy trails settler!
Then there's the pyramid. No one knows what it is, or where it came from. But when that thing appeared... the whole place went to hell.
Instruments of War
Latest from the dev blog
As you know, we have been keeping things under pretty tight wraps for some time now. There is a reason for that. As we progressed in development and had a first wave group of private testers playing the game regularly, we realized that while the testers liked it and were ...Read More
We’re excited to announce that Heather McKinnon, aka MrsLuclin, has joined our team as our Marketing Director and Executive Producer. Heather’s been married to our Co-Founder and Art Director, Ethan McKinnon, for the past 21 years. They have two kids, Lil’ Ethan, who’s 20...Read More
Brains behind the madness
Co-Founder / Art Director
LuclinFTW comes to us from the grand state of Washington. He is a fantastic artist, with vast creative vision, which he has used to great effect, really bringing the world of Insula alive!
As the tallest member of the team, he also has the extremely important responsibility of getting the cookies off of the top shelf!
Favorite Music: Heavy Metal
Favorite Shows: My Little Pony
Favorite Quote: “You know what would be cool? What if we added…”
Co-Founder / Technical Director
iZtrahd currently resides in the vast expanse of Texas, though originally from Indiana. He has been programming almost since he could walk, and wrote his first game when he was 12. He currently does all of the programming, implementation, and integration for the project.
Translation: Most of the bugs you find are his fault!
Favorite Music: Heavy Metal / Classical
Favorite Shows: Hellsing Ultimate OVA / Sword Art Online / Sherlock
Favorite Quote: “Fear not my insanity, but rather the mind it protects!”
Ethan McKinnon Jr.
3-D Motion Graphics Designer / Senior Artist
LilEthan has turned out to be quite the talented young artist, he started as one of the primary designers on the robots, creating custom skins, and 3D Addons for them, but quickly showed a good talent for creating cinematics. He is now working on creating all the flashy teaser and trailer stuff you will be seeing in the near future!
Now if we can just get him to quit putting his dang mic on mute every time he joins a call!
Favorite Music: Everything except country and classical
Favorite Shows: Breaking Bad, Dexter
Favorite Quote: “Since when do vegans eat fried chicken?” – Hank: Breaking Bad
Anthony Shrader Jr.
Associate Producer / Game Writer
Shrader hails from the far off region known as Pennsylvania. No one knows much about this race of people, or the mysterious lands from which they come, but he does write a mean story, and has an uncanny talent for giving even our crazy mix-pot of ideas cohesion and plausibility!
Favorite Music: Alternative Rock
Favorite Shows: Tokyo Ghoul / The Office
Favorite Quote: “I will eviscerate you in fiction. Every pimple, every character flaw. I was naked for a day; you will be naked for eternity”
Director of Information Technology
YellowSnoflake, (don’t ask… we don’t), regardless of his questionable choice of wintertime activity, he keeps the servers running, the backends logging, and the clients connecting!
Protip: This is the guy you will rant and rave at if the servers go down.
Favorite Music: Heavy Metal
Favorite Shows: Hellsing Ultimate OVA / Sword Art Online
Favorite Quote: “Uuuuuuuur Ahhhhrrrrr Uhrrrr Ahhhhhrrrrrr Aaaarhg… – Chewbacca”
Lauren is from the great country of Texas, but has visited almost every state in the lower 48. She has been doing social media and marketing for the last decade without being afraid of some genuine humor. Lauren is our smallest member but has a long reach.
Favorite Music: 70s Funk
Favorite Shows: New Girl, Scrubs, Grey’s
Favorite Quote: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see” – Edgar Degas
Marketing Director / Executive Producer
MrsLuclin currently resides with her family in the beautiful state of Washington in the Pacific Northwest. She’s been building communities, planning events, and creating high quality products for industry leading companies for the past decade. She’s put her heart and soul into her work and her family. She’s the “mom” of the team & community. She may be small but she’s feisty. Her nickname is 10x for a reason.
Favorite Music: “I love all kinds of music, but for the purpose of this answer I’ll go with pop and country.”
Favorite Shows: One Tree Hill / Friends
Favorite Quote: “I don’t know how my story will end, but nowhere will it ever read, I gave up. My story isn’t over yet.”
Ad is a curious creature, he enjoys creating non-existing things, some say he lives in a world of his own because he has a crazy imagination, others say he was born in the wrong dimension where robots, creatures and aliens aren’t as common so he’s slowly but surely trying to change that by bringing to life his creations at least in the game development world.
Favorite Music: Dethklok
Favorite Shows: Rick and Morty
Favorite Quote: “In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” ― Isaac Asimov