Trent Polack

Creative Director, Technical Director

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I've been in games for 10+ years and have worked on oodles of games. Founder & CEO of Joy Machine (https://joy-machine.com) and am currently working on Steel Hunters: http://steel-hunters.com

East Lansing, MI

Posts Projects
Nevada High-Level Layout Progress Project 29
Steel Hunters — One Guy's Journey Thus Far 15
Destruction Test/Frustration Outlet (Sorry, Fluffles) 20
The Most Important Steel Hunters Update GIF 68 2
Environment Lighting and Atmosphere Project 71
A Lone Screen Shot of What's to Come 56
ALL THE THINGS Project 50
Nevada Environment Layout Roughs Project 39
Not Posting Screenshots (...) Project 21
The New Landscape Project 39
BROBOT IS BACK. For real this time. Project 25
Finally: New Screen Shots Project 34
Sorry About Being the Harbinger Of Death Project 34
Graphics Programming is So Rewarding Project 46
Physical Lens Rendering... Is Painful Project 68
A Grab Bag of Steel Hunters Things Project 46
Misc. Updates Project 26
Random Old Prototypes Project 55
Nevada Environment Update 35
Updated Proto-Mech Pieces Project 57
Brobot is Back Project 31
Victims of the Apocalypse 66
Lovely, Promising Nevada 22
Las Vegas of the Future Project 48
Nevada Map Work - Night 2 62 2
Less Orangey-Orangeness Project 33
Fogging Speaks Volumes Project 36
End of Backend/Tool Hell Project 35
Steel Hunters - Game Page Project 59
Talking About Game Again! 24
Motel California (Nevada) 32
The Trailer Approacheth 109
Fabulous Las Vegas 13
Starting a Studio w/No $$ 34
THINGS ARE HAPPENING 62 4
GDC 2017 Demo 63
The Gauntlet to GDC 2017 18
Greetings from Nevada v2 66
Point/Spot Volumetrics 23
Greetings From Nevada! 20
A View from Goliath 23
Gas 51
A Shape of Things to Come 35
Mech Controller Work 33
Behemoth Proto-Concept B2 73 2
VERY JOY MACHINE HOLIDAY 14
Steel Hunters + iOS Apps! 20
BROBOT STANDS ONCE MORE 28 1
Behemoth Prototype (wip) 27
++Atmospherics 37
I Am the Gamedev Endboss 392
Almost There, Brobot 23
UE4 - Volumetric Lighting 51 1
Calm Before the Storm 24
Rendering & Site Updates! 47
BROBOT MOVIN + 80lv Piece 32
I Broked it, It's Awesome 63 3
Working Out Lighting Bugs 45
Atmospherics/Style Update 117
Kaboom 27
Mech Walkin' Here 49
Proto Composition Test 31
Tealy Pink High-Res Mech 58
Mech Assembly v2-ish 49 2
Dev Stream #1 for SH 32
It Lives. IT LIVES. 33
Mech Bits and Bits and... 29
can't say I didn't try 32
Procedural Walk Cycle 75
Future of Steel Harvest 55
Patreon and Mega-Mechs 104
btw: Still Got 'Splosions 24
New Mech Preview 50
Target Spec Mech (WIP) 50
PBR Lighting & Shading 65
Playing with VFX 27
New Water Shader/Material 384
Post Effect Stack Test 36
Balancing an HDR Scene 64
Graphics Dev Stuff 38
Leaving Las Vegas wip-env 23
Leaving Las Vegas 24
Landscape Texturing++ 50
Welcome to... Untitled 47
Map Concept - Swamp 44
Introducing Joy Machine 121