All posts by Michael Micholic

Recap: Sharity 2014


Red Storm had a great Sharity event with members of the North Carolina Army National Guard yesterday.  They brought their kids to the studio for snacks, foosball, corn hole, Just Dance, and a Rayman Legends Kung Foot tournament!  It got pretty intense during the competition.  As you can see, we were all on the edge of our seats during the finals.  Congrats to the winning team of Christian and Clifton!

Sharity is an annual event at Ubisoft where we open the doors of our studios and offices around the world to help a good cause.  This year we organized a 24-hour relay-style gaming marathon between Ubisoft studios & offices around the world.  What started in Australia, ended in North Carolina as Red Storm carried the team to the finish line to close the marathon.

We were honored to have the North Carolina National Guard Family Program as guests in our studio.  Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for North Carolina National Guard members and their families. They provide ongoing communication, involvement, and support to the families while a Service member is deployed.  For more information, please visit their Facebook Page:

Red Storm is Helping Arm The Division


It’s official!

We’re happy to join Ubisoft Massive and Reflections in working on Tom Clancy’s The Division.

The UbiBlog posted a new interview  with our very own Tony Sturtzel and JD Cragg along with several of the fine folks from Massive.

Check out the UbiBlog post for all of the details on How Red Storm is Helping Arm The Division.

Beyond The Studio: Tim Beatty

Welcome to our first installment of Beyond the Studio!  We are lucky to work with such a diversely talented group of people here at Red Storm.  This series will be focused on the interests, hobbies, and side projects of the team outside of video games.

In this episode, we follow Senior Environment Artist, Tim Beatty, as he shows us his process of making guitars out of Cigar Boxes.  Sound and Music Designer, Francis Dyer, used one of Tim’s guitars to compose the music featured in the video.

Check out more of Tim’s work at:

Film by – Shawn Ishihara

How Our Song Made The Setlist

Being a developer on Rocksmith 2014 has some cool perks – guitars, launch parties, teaching the world to play an instrument, shots of Jack, getting your band in the game… wait… what?!

Senior Environment Artist Marc Campbell tells us about the experience of getting a track by his band, Bedowyn’s Snarling of Beasts, added to the set-list for Rocksmith 2014.

Check out Bedowyn’s full album on and make sure you pick up Rocksmith 2014 and unlock the track!

How To Sharpen Pencils

We love to highlight the independent projects of our team members. With such a diverse and talented group of people, it is no surprise that creativity extends beyond the walls of our studio.

Today we’re featuring a film by Kenneth Price, How To Sharpen Pencils, with sound mixing by Justin Drust and composition by Francis Dyer.

How To Sharpen Pencils is a practical and theoretical treatise on the artisanal craft of pencil sharpening. The number one #2 pencil sharpener in the world, David Rees takes viewers through the delicate process of sharpening a pencil by hand.