Zatransis- Studio Art Director: "We do our best to deliver something you'll love"

Lola_PopLola_Pop Posts: 514 Community Moderator
edited December 3 in Meet the Kingsters
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Hello everybody!

Did you miss our Meet the Kingster features? Don't worry- we're back! 😎

Do you want to keep learning about the people behind the magic of the Kingdom? 🤴

I'm talking about those wonderfully creative minds that create all this delicious universe: Game Artists, Level Designers, Content Specialists, Game Producers and Quality Analysts  - all of them are necessary in our Kingdom!

Would you like to meet the team?


Today, let's get to know Zatransis, Studio Art Director at King!



Hi! So, Zatransis, let's break the ice! Could you please tell us 3 fun facts about yourself?
1.- I currently live in Barcelona, Spain, but previously I lived in Hamburg, Germany, San Francisco, California, and grew up in Chicago, Illinois.
2.- I’ve wanted to work in Video Games since the 1st grade.
3.- I’ve now been in the industry for 16 years where I’ve worked on tons of things, but mostly in mobile gaming.

If you were a King game, which one would you be?

Probably this one we’re working on that I can’t say anything about. So, you’ll have to wait and see!

If you were a candy?

One of those hard, cinnamon candies you find in old-timey drug stores in the US. The ones in the clear twist wrapper where half aren’t that spicy and the others are super-spicy for some reason.

          If you were a game character? 

Most people who see me would say Kratos from God of War (2018), but I feel more like Sam from Death Stranding.

          If you were a video game?

That’s hard. It’s a toss-up between Street Fighter (any of them) and Final Fantasy 7.

          What's your favorite food?

Corn dogs! They’re simple and ridiculous and delicious. You can make them basic like a carnival corn dog or you can make them gourmet. They’re just sitting there waiting for you to customize them!
         Is there something that you would like to tell our players?

We think about you all the time and do our best to deliver something you’ll love.

Oh thanks so much for your time, Zatransis a.k.a @MikeHenry


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  • LimLim Posts: 5,800 Game Expert
    Wow! Nice your sweet answers! @MikeHenry 👍

    And welcome back to Sweet King Community! 👑

    Have a nice day! 😊

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  • STOKEDERSTOKEDER Posts: 64 Game Expert
      HI Zatransis .    This is  so awesome to see and put a face to the gameworks of King!    Always wondered who and how things are done here.🤔😁...   And now I can .  THANKS!   heheeehee 

  • Chicken_SlayerChicken_Slayer Posts: 10,088 Superstar
    Is that a new game coming? Oh please say so. 

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  • LynetteLynette Posts: 3,280 Superstar
    Hi Zatransis nice to see you here  =)

    I assume a Studio Art Director oversees a small (or large?) team of Artists. How many do you have?

    It might help me gauge how big the game you mentioned is :p  

    I'd love to know more about this, but suspect you're not going to tell us!

    If you were a King game, which one would you be?

    Probably this one we’re working on that I can’t say anything about. So, you’ll have to wait and see!


  • firebombmarkusfirebombmarkus Posts: 9,347 Superstar
    edited December 4
    Hi, Zatransis @MikeHenry Thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself 🙏🏻 I love that avatar! The third eye on point 👁️ I am also curious about the new game @Chicken_Slayer but I guess Zatransis can't say anything, only time will tell 😊

    Thanks for tagging me 🤗 @Lola_Pop
  • mysticalmystymysticalmysty Posts: 13,726 Superstar
    edited December 4
    Hi Zatransis @MikeHenry nice to finally getting to know you. I can’t wait to find out about your new project. I don’t mind corn dog, but cinnamon candy ? little bit too spicy for me 😃 - Thank you for tagging me @Lola_Pop

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  • ElsaElsa Posts: 21,637 Superstar
    Hi Zatransis @MikeHenry, it's nice to meet you.  A new game coming!  Yippee!  When you wrote about the cinnamon candy, I remembered when I was young how I loved to eat those.  I don't think they were the same as what you described above.  My candy was a long stick wrapped in cellophane and it was just all spicy hot yummy cinnamon.  Now I have to go to Amazon to see if they sell them because I am now in the mood for it!

  • Nat09Nat09 Posts: 3,913 Legend
    Hi Zatransis, very nice to meet you. I am so amazed at the work you put in the games, all the work that goes into it( I’m sure you have fun doing it too) very appreciated. I also like those cinnamon candy, especially the heart candy that comes out on Valentine’s Day.😋 Take care, Nat.

    Thanks for the tag @Lola_Pop
  • bearwithmebearwithme Posts: 4,536 Superstar
    Hello Zatransas @MikeHenry. I love meeting the different Kingsters. Thank you for sharing with us - especially that teaser about a new project. Very exciting! You’ve lived in so many countries. Are you multi lingual?  I lived in Stuttgart Germany for 4 years and picked up a few words, but I was working with a bunch of Americans so didn’t really learn the language. 
    I always liked red hots and my husband is a fan of fireballs. 

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  • wafercookieflipperswafercookieflippers Posts: 3,181 Game Expert
    @MikeHenry Hi Zatransis! 
    Thanks so much for introducing yourself and letting us get to know you. Do you have a favorite character in Street Fighter? I haven't played some of the newer generations but I have a soft spot for Chun-Li. I had to be the girl character when I was younger because I was playing with boys who had some weird all turned out well for me though...her giggle at the end is permenantly etched into my brain. 

    Can't wait to see what comes next! 

    By the way, those cinnamon candies are "Brach's Cinnamon Discs." My dad loved them and would give them to us out of his pockets when we were good. You are right that sometimes they were so spicy. I liked those. I found them in a candy shop recently and they were all very sweet. A little disappointed.  :)

    Thanks for tagging me @Lola_Pop and thank you again for the interview!  =)  <3
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  • Foley1362Foley1362 Posts: 9,026 Superstar
    Wow what an introduction and teaser about a new game 😉🤣. Can’t wait to learn more. Welcome to our area @MikeHenry 💪🏻

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  • paul5473paul5473 Posts: 107 Game Expert
    Nice to meet you @MikeHenry! Awesome interview and great post @Lola_Pop thanks for the tag!

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