Binary Solo is an independent game developer in Austin, TX comprised of former BioWare veterans. Our mission is simple: Make the games that we would want to play, and play the games that we would want to make.
Chad, Zeb, and Diego met while working on Star Wars: The Old Republic at BioWare Austin and bonded over a shared desire to charge into the vibrant indie scene which has erupted in North America. With new tools, markets and funding channels available to the masses, and a rebellious dissatisfaction with the increasingly bland games being turned out by large publishers, now is the time to make the game you dreamed about. Chad is programming and president, Zeb is production and design, Diego does all the art. Together they are on a crusade to stamp out the jive and bring in the love.
But who are they?
Chad Stewart is Co-Founder and President for Binary Solo, handling Programming, Business, and Marketing. He learned to program at Full Sail University, a rigorous, accelerated program and took digital media entrepreneurship classes from the Austin Technology Incubator. He is credited on over twenty slot machines as Programmer at Multimedia Games. As Lead Programmer at BioWare he shipped Star Wars: The Old Republic and the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion. Chad looks forward to developing both his programming and business skills.
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Zeb L. West
Zeb L. West is Co-Founder and Creative Director for Binary Solo. He has been making games since age 12 when he first started to program on his Atari ST. After earning his Theater degree at San Francisco State University, he gained experience developing stories and characters by spending the next five years creating original theater in the US, Canada and Europe. He founded companies in New York City, San Francisco, and Austin TX. Returning to his video game roots in 2007, he has since shipped eight titles includingXBOX 360: Supreme Commander, XBOX 360: Spider-man Web of Shadows, and BioWare Austin’s Star Wars: The Old Republic. He continues to live a dual life in the theater, touring internationally with original works of theater and puppetry.
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Diego Almazan is Co-Founder and Art Director for Binary Solo. He studied Media Arts/Animation at the Art Institute of Orange County and has worked at BioWare on Star Wars: The Old Republic as a Concept Artist. Currently Diego takes the opportunity as a small time indie developer to revisit his roots as an explorer of art tools and techniques. Everything from 3D modeling and animating, to compositing and editing creates an exciting opportunity to explore art from an all new perspective.
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Scott Rosenkrantz is a 22-year-old documentary filmmaker from Long Island, NY. He developed an interest in interactive media and visual storytelling at Boston University where he studied filmmaking, Spanish cinema and cello performance. Scott interned on BROOKLYN CASTLE and worked on BET RAISE FOLD: THE STORY OF ONLINE POKER as a production assistant. Scott is primarily responsible for all things video at Binary Solo. He spends a considerable amount of time watching movies at the Alamo Drafthouse, running, and cooking. He runs a mean streak in Frogger.