Well if you know anything about Katharos Tech, (which you probably don't) you might know that we have always entertained the idea of starting a tech business that would make video games. We've always been passionate about gaming, pretty much since video games existed, but we're also passionate about our morals and have found it more than a little bit frustrating to see the kind of content that is carelessly put into all kinds of games nowadays, so one day we thought, "Hey, why don't we make our own clean video games." OK, we didn't say it exactly that way, but game making became a major consideration.

Often people who plan to make video games start by modding (or hacking if you want to sound cool) other peoples games, so that you don't have to write an entire game from scratch to begin. We started with an oldie first person shooter, Star Wars(r) Battlefront II, (yeah not the new one that just came out.) It was a harrowing process but we did discover how to mod the game, you know, mostly.

One day we were working on the final steps to change a clone trooper to use a custom Commander Gree skin that we had designed ourselves. The process of adding or changing the skin for a 3D model involves opening an unwrap of the model and editing it in a photo editor. A 3D unwrap can be thought of as unpeeling an orange so that it is flattened out on your screen, only instead of an orange peel it's a clone trooper peel in this case. Now it might seem easy enough to think about what a flattened orange looks like, but a flattened person looks much more complicated. We couldn't figure out which piece of clone trooper armor was the arm guard, so we decided to label what we thought was it, and just for fun, wrote it in a hot pink script font. We started up our game and looked at his arm, only to find that nothing was written on it. After a second of looking for where our writing went, we found in hot pink, "Arm Guard," plastered to the behinds of every clone trooper that rushed by us. We quickly corrected ourselves after probably five minutes of laughter, making our first successful skin change.