Sokay.net is an independent development team with a focus on Flash game development. We're based on Los Angeles, CA. They say it never rains in Southern California.
Our goal here at Sokay.net is to develop unique experiences through media. Whether it be interactive or not. This is only possible through having a great team that’s unified by a common vision and passion.
And here's the team...
Bryson is half of the duo that made Sokay into reality. He's known for running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Determined to make things happen.
Role: Director, designer, programmer, artist, etc.
Best Games: Sonic 2, Zelda 2, NiGHTS, Guardian Heroes, Faxanadu, Xenogears, Mario 64, Shadow of the Colossus, Half-Life 2, Halo, Power Stone, Phantasy Star Online (RIP), Chrono Trigger
Best Movies: Waking Life, The Nightmare Before Xmas, Seven Samurai, Rashamon, Yojimbo, Princess Mononoke, Akira, Grave of the Fireflies, Falling Down, Friday, Pulp Fiction, Clerks
Best Musics: Radiohead, 311, Tupac, Pinback, Mr. Bungle, Daft Punk, Ed Rush & Optical, Tiesto, Coldplay, Deftones, DJ SS, Cafe Tacuba, Muse, Gorillaz, Royksopp, Sublime, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Quik
Words: "You should be gettin it. Get it while the gettin is good. Get it while you can. You should be gettin it." -Too $hort
Projects: Thugjacker, LUV Tank
Ricky is the other half of our founding fathers. He's an artist that obsessive over details and responsible for all the awesoma characters we have.
Role: Illustrator, animator
Interests: Art (what I dub as art) in various forms. Zombie films, movies movies movies, occult stuff, astronomy, writing rants and poems every now and then.
Best Games: Resident Evil , Legend Of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Prince Of Persia, God Of War, Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Mario, Tetris....
Best Movies: Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, Collateral, Seven, Zombie films, Snatch, 12 Monkeys, Schindler's List , Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Garden State, 300, TMNT, Fight Club , Ace Ventura , Half-Baked, Friday, 28 Days Later...
Best Musics: Tool, Alice In Chains, V.A.S.T., Pearl Jam , Interpol, Nirvana, Radiohead , Pink Floyd , Muse, Dr. Dre , Eazy-E, Blur,
Words:"I was the first Angel. Loved once above all others. A perfect love. But like all true love, one day it withered on the vine." Lucifer, The Prophecy
"If ya'll don't like me, then blow me..." - Dr. Dre
Projects: Thugjacker, LUV Tank, Sammy Samurai: Runner, Donut Get!
Chris is a madman that is destined to change the world of gaming. He brings to Sokay some super technical programming skills, strong philosophies and a deluge of ideas.
Role: Designer, programmer, artist, etc.
Interests: Games, Film, Photography, Music (Guitar), Art Theory, Evolution, Animal Psychology
Best Games: Shadow of the Colossus , Half-Life, Half-Life 2 , Abe's Oddysey, Contra III: Alien Wars, Kengo, Final Fantasy VII, Metal Slug Series, Mario 2, Mario 3, Marioland, Wii Sports , Super Ghouls and Ghosts, Mario Kart Series, Day of Defeat , Gran Turismo 3, Ace Combat 4
Best Movies: Ikiru by Kurosawa, Blue by Kieslowski, Chinatown by Polanski, Raging Bull by Scorsese, Tokyo Story by Ozu, La Strada by Fellini, The Seventh Seal by Bergman, Winter Light by Bergman, The Godfather I by Coppola, The Godfather II by Coppola, The Departed by Scorsese, The Eel by Imamura, The Conversation by Coppola, When the Wind Blows by Murakami, Grave of the Fireflies by Takahata, Emporer and The Assassin by Kaige Chen , Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb by Kubrick, Brokeback Mountain by Ang Lee , Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon by Ang Lee , Sense and Sensability by Ang Lee , The Ice Storm by Ang Lee , Sweet and Low Down by Woody Allen , The Star Wars Trilogy by Lucas, Sunrise by Murnau, Nosferatu by Murnau, Kirk Douglas, On the Waterfront by Kazan, All The President's Men by Pakula, The Son by the Dardenne brothers
Best Musics: Dizzy Gillespie, Radiohead , The Beatles , Homesick for Space, Three Mile Pilot , Refused, Robert Johnson, The Rachels, Nine Inch Nails
Words: "Death! First!!"
Projects: Meteor Henry, Rush Hour, Children at Play
David joined the team for the creation of LUV Tank. His creativity is known to make even dull ideas fresh. A talented animator that brings a unique touch to his work.
Interests: Adventures, The art of game development and drawing, The Creative process of Clubbing
Best Games: Doom 3, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy 7, The FrontLine Mission series, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG, LUV Tank
Best Movies: Hook, Transformers the movie, Akira, Ninja Scroll,Blow
Best Musics: Rise Against , AFI, Green Day , System of the Down, 311
Words: “People have to sometimes be reminded that giants walk among us”
Projects: LUV Tank, Donut Get!
Cryptic Circuitry, also known as Steven Gray, met Bryson in Los Angeles' underground techno scene. Steve's love of games and passion for sound has given our games an audio punch. Surgical with the sounds, his attention to detail amplifies the visuals.
Role: Music and Sound Design
Projects: Sammy Samurai: Runner, Donut Get!, The Crazy Program, Raybeem