We've recruited a number of talented faces, old and new, to help bring Freedom Planet 2 to the next level.
Stephen DiDuro - Executive Producer
Mr. DiDuro is GalaxyTrail's founder and an independent developer who spearheaded Freedom Planet 1's production. Since 2011, he's been a professional game designer and now manages a multinational team of coders, artists, voice actors, and writers. His passion lies with tight and colorful action games that reward skill but are easily accessible.
Dawn M. Bennett - Associate Producer
Our fans might know Ms. Bennett as the voice of Lilac, but she has also been instrumental in the recruitment of new talent. In addition to voice acting, her core duties include schedule management, talent coordination, proofreading, and on occasion, graphic design and health advisory.
Tyson Tan - Concept Art / Character Design
You may have seen Tyson's detailed fanart of the main characters of the first game. We were so enthralled by his dedication that we just had to sign him on for the sequel! He'll work closely with us to create the core, official models of each character.
Ziyo Ling - Promotional Art
We are happy to announce that the creator of Lilac, Carol, and Milla has joined us for the sequel! She has given us her blessing to proceed and we have commissioned her to create promotional artwork of the characters.
Rafael Ventura - Pixel Art / Animation
You might be familiar with Rafael’s animation work in Skullgirls and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, among others. He's no stranger to 3D and traditional art as well! We're super excited to have him helping us create fluid, bouncy character animations.
Picsandpixels - Pixel Art
Pixy did most of the shading for the character sprites in the first game, and we're happy to say that she's back on board for the sequel. As the final link in the artistic chain, she'll be in charge of shading our characters and tweaking the color palettes of sprites and environments.
Daniel Taylor - Animation / Environment Design
Daniel, known more commonly online as DanSyron, is a freelance animator who created our teaser trailer for Freedom Planet 2. He'll work with us to bring the world of Avalice to life. He has a great eye for detail and will help design the backgrounds and tiles of some of the new stages.
Tim Jonsson - Background Artist
Freedom Planet 2's increased resolution gives us a lot of opportunity to create some genuinely lovely, 2D fighting game-esque background art. Tim has joined us for this task and his work so far has easily reached our expectations!
Christian Whitehead - Engine Programming
Whitehead, a.k.a. Taxman, is known for developing the iOS ports of Sonic the Hedgehog CD, 1 and 2 alongside Simon Thomley (Stealth), where they recreated the original games with additional features and secrets perfectly. Whitehead has created Freedom Planet 2's engine in Unity and continues to provide valuable support and feedback while we expand on his work.
Leila Wilson - Musician
Leila, a.k.a. Woofle, is back for Round 2! With a style that defined the tone of the first game, we just couldn't leave her behind. She'll be at the forefront of the ingame soundtrack.
Falk Au Yeong - Musician
Falk is the audio engineer of the Video Game Orchestra and has worked on the music of multiple Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts titles. He also has an extensive freelance career. Falk will be working with us in a consultancy role along with mastering the soundtrack release, and we can't wait to hear what he does next!
Akash Thakkar - Audio Mixing
Akash created the sound effects for our trailer. He has designed sounds for a multitude of indie games including the upcoming hit Hyper Light Drifter, and we are most satisfied with his contributions so far!
Jason Lord - Audio Mixing
Jason provides the voices for Serpentine and Gong, but did you know that he also does sound effects? He'll be helping us cook up some new ones!
Brett Apitz - Audio Mixing
Brett contributed sound design to Bioshock Infinite, Spec Ops: The Line, Dust 514, and over a dozen other productions. His work placecs emphasis on the melodic qualities of sound, and we're excited to see what he'll come up with!
Alejandro Saab - Voice Director
We're taking great steps to ensure that the voice acting in Freedom Planet 2 is improved. To make this happen, Alejandro Saab a.k.a. KaggyFilms will direct our voice actors. This will help our producer Stephen focus on other aspects of development.
Christopher Sabat - Audio and Voice Recording
For those who grew up on English-dubbed cartoons and anime, Mr. Sabat needs no introduction! He is best known for his roles as Vegeta and Piccolo in Dragonball Z and Roronoa Zoro in One Piece. Sabat is providing the OkraTron 5000 audio production company in Dallas, Texas, which means that not only will Freedom Planet 2's dialogue be recorded on the best audio equipment available, but Mr. Sabat and his crew will work alongside us to help direct our voice actors and master our audio.
Gabriella Creighton - Web Design and Community Manager
Gabby is at the helm in handling public relations and making spiffy websites. She has redesigned the GalaxyTrail and Freedom Planet sites and organized the release of our recent IndieBox! She is your go-to contact for customer concerns, questions, and anything you'd like to know about our progress.
We are pleased to announce that many of our voice actors from the first game will be reprising their roles. This includes Dawn M. Bennett (Lilac), Andi Lott (Carol), Aimee Smith (Milla), Ashlyn Selich (Neera), Sean Chiplock (Spade), Jason Lord (Gong), Victoria Vitti (Syntax/Pangu), Edwyn Tiong (The Magister), and Alejandro Saab (Mayor Zao).
Additionally, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our newcomers! Christopher Sabat (Askal), Josh Grelle (Captain Kalaw), Lindsay Jones (Cory), Morgan Berry (Merga), Sarah Anne Williams (Aaa), and Christopher Guerrero (The Battlesphere Announcer) are ready to join the adventure!
Check out the CHARACTERS section to learn more about our cast!