Happy Wednesday everyone! Thanks for checking in with us. Here’s our next interview with Animator Kenny Korb, as we talk games, adventure,life, and of course, smooches:
- To start, tell us your name and position at Robotic Potato:
My name is Kenny Korb, I do the animation at RobotoPototoGomes.
- How did you get into Animation? Where did you learn? Why?
I was working steadily at a dumb job for years, on track to being promoted and financially comfortable the rest of my life. When I realized how boring of a life I was headed toward, I instantly quit and moved upstate to Binghamton, NY. I read textbook after textbook about animation and practiced 8 hours a day for a couple months. After a year of not having a job except my own studies, some traveling in Ireland, a crazy bike ride across America, I arrived back home with thousands of debt and literally $2 in my bank account. Since then, I worked a year and got out of debt, moved to the city, and finally allotted myself the time to do animation while working just enough to continue living a good life here.
- When you began, did you know you wanted to get into games?
When I first started animating, I really didn’t think about video games. I had an idea for a cartoon show and wanted to produce that, though I felt like I needed way more practice first!
- What made you want to work in Video Games?
Well part of me always wanted to do something like Donkey Kong Country. But that wasn’t because of animation, just that the game was awesome itself. But recently, playing games like Braid, Night Sky, and Super Meat Boy. I wanted to be part of the movement that really shows that games are art. That if you have something to say, a video game is an artistic medium you can say it with.
- How did you end up at Robotic Potato?
I woke up at 2 in the morning to a series of photos John and Tom had sent me of them acting out each word from the sentence “Hey Kenny, we want you to help us make a video game!” I remember John having this idea years back, and I was so glad he was actually making it happen with a great team. I loved the idea, and so I responded with a photo of a tired smile and a thumbs up haha.
- What is your favorite video game right now?
Me and my roommates have been playing House of the Dead 2 & 3 on the Wii a lot. I know it’s not the communicative art piece I was raving about before, but hey, there’s room for both thoughtful art and mind-numbing thrills isn’t there? It brings friends together, and that’s a real great thing.
- Bonus Question: If you could smooch any video game character, who would it be?
I always had a thing for Rouge the Bat from Sonic Adventure 2. Is that weird?
And that’s it for today, thanks for reading!!!!