Moby ID: 22035
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Jay Hosfelt grew up with Star Wars, Saturday morning cartoons, Transformers and video games. By the time he was eight, he knew exactly what he wanted to do when he grew up. Three weeks after graduating from high school in 1993, with a small art scholarship, he entered a computer animation program at a college in Dallas. One year later he found himself working for a small game developer while also completing his art degree. "Back then we were literally pushing pixels with a 256 color palette...it was much different than today" Jay recalls “It was pretty typical for one artist to design, model and animate their own character”.
Jay modeled and animated most of the main characters for many games including Anachronox and Counter Strike for Xbox. Over the years, and as technology grew, artists tended to specialize more and more and Jay found himself passionate about animation and this became his primary role for the past few games he worked on.
Jay’s most recent project, and perhaps the most well known was Gears of War where he and fellow animator Aaron Herzog won the AIAS award for Outstanding Achievement in Animation. “I never thought I’d work on a game that was as fun and challenging working on Anachronox was, but Gears of War blew that out of the water.”
Credited on 26 games
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|Fortnite: Battle Royale (2018, iPhone)||Designed, Developed, and Published by Epic Games|
|Fortnite (Standard Founder's Pack) (2017, Windows)||Special Thanks|
|Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (2017, Xbox One)||Special Thanks|
|Battle Breakers (2017, iPhone)||Special Thanks|
|Paragon (2016, Windows)||Lead Animator|
|Shadow Complex: Remastered (2015, Windows)||Epic Games|
|Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (2015, Xbox One)||Animation|
|Gears of War: Judgment (2013, Xbox 360)||Lead Artist - Animation|
|Gears of War 3 (2011, Xbox 360)||Lead Animator|
|Bulletstorm (2011, PlayStation 3)||Special Thanks|
|Gears of War 2 (Limited Edition) (2008, Xbox 360)||Lead Animator|
|Gears of War 2 (2008, Xbox 360)||Lead Animator|
|Unreal Tournament III (2008, Xbox 360)||Artists|
|Gears of War (2007, Windows)||Animation|
|Gears of War (2006, Xbox 360)||Animation|
|Gears of War (Limited Collector's Edition) (2006, Xbox 360)||Animation|
|Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (2005, Xbox)||Artists|
|Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (2004, Windows)||Ritual Entertainment|
|Counter-Strike (2003, Xbox)||Artists|
|Star Trek: Elite Force II (2003, Windows)||Additional Art|
[ full credits ]
- 18 games with Christopher Perna
- 18 games with Wyeth Johnson
- 17 games with Kendall Tucker
- 16 games with Timothy Sweeney
- 16 games with Mark A. Rein
- 16 games with Jay Wilbur
- 16 games with Jeff Farris
- 16 games with Jim Brown
- 16 games with Daniel Vogel
- 16 games with Matthew Hancy
- 14 games with Epic Games, Inc.
- 9 games with Microsoft Corporation
- 9 games with Xbox Game Studios
- 8 games with People Can Fly, Sp. z o.o.
- 6 games with Valve Corporation
- 5 games with Yingpei Games, Inc.
- 5 games with Technicolor Interactive Services
- 5 games with Leader S.p.a.
- 4 games with Epic Games Tools LLC
- 4 games with Mastertronic Games Ltd.