More About Me
Neil Jones, also known as Aerial_Knight is an indie game developer from his hometown of Detroit. Starting as a 3D artist Neil has spent over a decade working with-in tech, working on projects big and small, teaching, and making spaces for himself as well as other black developers. His growing frustrations with the lack of opportunities lead him to create Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield. Drawing inspiration from black culture the game is a celebration of just that. It’s also a reminder to all who play that when you chase your goals, to Never Yield.
My main skills: 3D modeling, texturing, Retopology 2D art (for marketing), VFX (Rendering), assets implementation in game engine (Unity), 3D animation, game design
My main tools: Photoshop, 3DS max, Unity, MarmosetTool bag, After Effects
I am currently unavailable for freelance if you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Indie Game Developer Award
Nov 2021 honorBLACK IN GAMING FOUNDATION
In recognition of the achievements of top Black executives, creators, and developers who have made a significant impact in
the video gaming industry.
Game Devs Of Color Expo Grant
Sept 2021 honor GDCE
Game Devs of Color Expo is dedicated to amplifying the creative power held by people of color in games. Creators of color make great games but are often pushed to the margins. We fight to create a better games industry that is intersectional and equitable by organizing revolutionary events, uniting our vibrant community, and building access to knowledge, funding, and opportunities
Unity for Humanity 2020
Mar 2021 honor unity
More than 250 social impact projects were submitted for the Unity for Humanity 2020 Grant. Applicants submitted for a chance at $25,000 USD in funding, plus mentorship and technical support from Unity. Read on to learn more about the program and the 5 projects selected and awarded.
BHM Games 100
Oct 2020 honor POC in play
POC in Play #BHMGames100 list 2020
100 Black games industry professionals from six continents across the globe, a tribute for Black History Month celebrated in the UK through October. Fewer than 2% of the global videogames industry identifies as Black so this is an incredible opportunity to recognize talent from multiple disciplines and experience levels. Each person making their own piece of Black history every day.