Born and raised in a small town in Finland, Kiana found a way to escape the boredom into books and nature. She learned to read at an early age and devoured all Nancy Drews. Already as a child she created adventure games and fun little stories with her friends, and her love for gaming and storytelling just kept growing over the years. MadPea is Kiana's brainchild born from her passion for stories and mind-boggling puzzles. She has a limitless chest of tales just waiting to be created into interactive games for several platforms. Famous for her Pink Box strategy as a project manager she has learned an incredible amount of patience and organization skills and is ready to tackle anything that comes her way. Always excited to collaborate with talented and witty individuals and teams. Kiana has experience of being a content manager and producer in a popular children’s virtual world as well as being a journalist for both newspaper and radio.
Aaronax is an oddly refined American Orc and Creative Director & Graphic Artist at MadPea. He has been around in Second Life in one form or another since 2006, and attended college at first to major in illustration but later switched majors to digital media in an effort to be more proficient at digital painting and 3D modeling. Much of his focus was on Second Life and virtual world building as a whole. However, giving presentations about Second Life and its vague yet limitless possibilities throughout his college career made him very aware of the lack of engaging content in the game that could be presented to others not familiar with Second Life. Much later, he discovered MadPea after attending one of their holiday parties as a guest and learning about the team and what they do, realizing that MadPea filled the content void that he had seen, and later that year offered to help beta test one of their latest games, but decided join up as an official part of the team.
Sales, Marketing & Social Media Manager
Alexis was born and raised in Portland Or, USA before jumping on a plane last year to move to Australia to be with her SL husband Mark. Now they share three precious furbabys and a continued growing love for SL. Alexis spends most of her days in SL blogging, spending time with her family and working on MadPea stuff. She has been in this crazy VR world for the last 10 years and wouldn't have it any other way.
Ana is an experienced designer with 7 years in Second Life under her belt and a RL background in fashion design. She skillfully juggles the demands of creating crazy mesh fancies for MadPea with running her own business, Merak - an established and successful home furnishing and decor brand. Together with her partner, she also runs a SL travel agency, Avatair, and two beautifully landscaped resort sims to visit.
A decade-plus veteran of SL, Chuisle (KOOSH-lah, aka Chu) spent years wandering the wilderness - and often the worlds of MadPea games - in search of a crazy, quirky, creative bunch of people just like the MadPea team. She enjoys long, romantic walks along sim crossings, riding roller coaster rolling restarts, and...actually, what Chu REALLY loves is her family, friends and working with the hugely talented MadPea team and the many exciting projects that keep her on her toes!
Cynarah's passion for dabbling in the occult, and moonlit river fishing led her to Miskatonic University, MA (a place where she could conveniently do both). She graduated with an MS in Thaumaturgical Game Design and now applies what she has learned to creating only the best mysteries for Peas to solve. When not working, Cynarah enjoys collecting tears in a tiny silver flask.
Delilah is a Colorado based Second Life and Virtual Reality enthusiast with a knack for websites and a passion for musing about our virtual identities. When she's not busy fiddling with MadPea's web presence, you can find her hiding behind her virtual reality headset exploring all of the new platforms that MadPea is slated to conquer.. and dying in one of the traps they've left laying around!
The anonymous grumpy chincilla/frog/bear/everchanging chameleon behind various of MadPea designs since many years. Approach with care.
Research & Level Design
Fae Varriale started her creative journey in SL as an artist, producing both 2D art and full sim installations. She joined MadPea as a designer in 2011 where she was a part of the team creating Carneval. Over the years she has worked on many games, her major, and favorite work being designing and building several of the areas for UNIA. Fae took a bigger role in doing research for the games as well as level design.
Fox is a Jill of many trades… a maker of many stuffs including meshes, metal and music. She also has a passion for sound design, new media, games and immersive environments. When not crouched in front of her computer tweaking polys, she can usually be found in her studio, bashing on metal and/or strings. She is shy and nocturnal, and best approached with a degree of caution.
Fuzz was born in Finland and grew up playing with computers, which eventually ended up with him studying more about them. When he started his studies he got a fast broadband access and it didn't take too long before he decided to see what virtual worlds internet had to offer. After discovering interesting lectures and discussions Fuzz got into scripting fast. It was an easy way to explore possibilities in virtual worlds. His scripting skills were noticed by Metaverstas Ltd.as well as MadPea and he’s worked on several complex projects since.
Dev Team Manager
Gaius rezzed in Second Life in 2007, but when he saw his avatar with system hair he logged out again and didn't come back until 2009. It's been mostly good hair days since. Gaius discovered MadPea games in 2013 when a friend got him to play the Carneval game, and has been a fan ever since. The games have everything he loves in computer games--compelling narrative, challenging puzzles, and an amazing visual environment, and besides they're just fun. Gaius joined MadPea in early 2015 as a scripter, working first on MadPea's groundbreaking game UNIA. These days, he manages the MadPea development team, and continues to learn new things and develop new skills as MadPea constantly innovates and evolves. Gaius still has the Zork series, Sid Meier's Pirates!, and Grim Fandango on his computer. He loves classic games but also enjoys playing new ones whenever he can.
Harter Fall is a 3D artist, graphic designer and sound designer from Germany. He was the Creative Director with MadPea Productions for 4 years until November 2015. Currently he is a freelancing artist, consultant and tutor. He is also involved in as many MadPea projects as we can get him!
Hans Inshan Serenity
Hans was born in Madrid, Spain. She is a non-stop girl, curious and always ready for new adventures - including Second Life since 2007 (so it is almost a dinosaur here!).
She has been involved in many different fields of business and activity, such as freebies and resellers, blogging, and being an international DJ. In 2012 she founded the home and garden store "Serenity Style", which started as a hobby but that nowadays has become her business and RL job.
She likes the good wine, jokes and pirates and despite being Gemini (breaking the clichés of that Zodiac sign) constancy and perseverance are her flags - she never gives up!
Juanse is too lazy to write his own bio, so MsPeaBot has written this for him after exhaustive profile stalking and memorising his MySpace pages.
Born in the foothills of the Andes, his first notable achievement was winning a “World’s Cutest Baby” competition - at the age of 15. To avoid his family chucking his cheeks he retreated to his room and lived as a hermit for the next 17 years, growing a beard to the length of a medium-sized bus and honing his designing skills by working online for the My Little Pony Corporation. These days he spends his days making jam, jet skiing and caring for his hamster, Miss Miffy.
He is also keen to say that he does awesome things for MadPea!
Levio Serenity has been professionally developing applications for 30 years. He's built everything from cardiology software for hospitals, major e-commerce web sites, and high volume custom order systems for Fortune 500 companies like Lowes and Home Depot. He was one of the original founders of Renderosity, a popular online community for 3D/digital artists. Since 2010, he has been an independent game developer primarily on the Second Life platform, having built the Wonderful World of Meeroos and now currently developing experiences for MadPea Productions.
Mika is a graphic designer in real life with 7 years of experience within Second Life, including the specialties of brand identity and advertising. Expanding upon her experience in design she become self-taught in 3D-modeling programs such as Blender and Substance Painter/ Designer. This lead to creation of Etnia - a culturally oriented furniture and decor store that promotes the acceptance of diversity and multiculturalism as part of the VR (virtual reality) experience. Mika also spends time in social media discussing topics like equitable treatment, art, mental illness and the benefits of backyard chickens.
2D Graphic Designer
At glance Niro might seem a bit shy and introverted, but wait until you get to know him! He's always curious to learn new techniques for posters and photos and is very interested in branding and what goes into it. When he realized how it was possible to compose a beautiful scene for photography, his hunger for learning just grew! He started to gather information on design and was easily amazed about all the things he could create. Being a perfectionist, he believes there is always something new to learn and room to improve. Niro joined MadPea in November 2016 as a Graphic Designer and his journey has only just begun!
Panda joined Second Life in 2010 and only lasted a week before running off again. Luckily for us, she returned six months later, eager for everything our pixelated world has to offer. She started her own store, tried her hand at photography, was a DJ and even performed as a live singer! She landed her behind at MadPea In 2015, after 3 years playing MadPea games as often as RL would allow, and now works as the MadPea Sales Manager as well as the singer behind our mad songs!
PietraLu Khalim Landar
Customer Service and Modpea Manager
Quiggles is a cake loving gacha fiend who is strange, dedicated and just a bit random at times. She joined Second life in 2011 and was in search of her perfect fit. She originally joined MadPea as a ModPea and decided this was the place for her. Eventually she moved on to become the ModPea Manager and enjoys working with all the wonderful Peas who are just as full of madness as she is.
Quron is one of the strange and mysterious MadPea scripters who beavers away making things open, bite, sing, glow and dance. He likes to tinker away at stuff in our Great Mad World and then watch how people interact with it. Starting as an avid player of MadPea games, he joined the team as a ModPea. He hasn't been with MadPea as long as some of the others, but loves being part of the crew.
RAG Randt is artist/designer/illustrator Richard A Goldberg in RL. In SL, RAG Randt. RAG has created ragVR which creates design and building services for a broad array of virtual services for many industries. RAG's artistic vision is the basis of his work whether it is for a corporate, advertising, publishing, manufacturing, or individual client. He makes houses and rocket ships too. RAG also creates commissioned design, building and animation for the SL market. RAG grew up under the influence of Mad Magazine, Warner Brothers cartoons, and the New Yorker Magazine. RAG past professional life created artwork for publishers, advertisers, and corporations. His style translated concepts into humorous, thought provoking art which enabled his client’s messages to be memorable and effective. RAG also has a deep appreciation of single malt whiskey. RAG lives and works near Boston, Massachusetts.
Staff writer and ModPea
Seulgi (Nikohl Hax)
Seulgi is the talented designer and owner of the SL store .random.Matter and freelances for MadPea to keep her sane. Unfortunately not sane enough, as she has asked MsPeaBot to write the rest of her bio.
She was born in a small town in Mississippi and made sweet, sweet music before being drafted into the US Army. On leaving the Army she made a number of global hit movies and became one of the best-selling artists in the history of popular music. After a string of sell-out music tours she became disillusioned with her life and faked her own death, resurfacing quietly in Second Life many years later. She can often be found clutching a fried banana sandwich, pondering her newest MadPea creation. Uh huh huh.
Staff Writer & Moderator
Starr Reinard is a MadPea moderator and staff writer. Starr is English so, like all English girls, has a large collection of tiaras for any occasion - one never knows when the Queen is dropping round. Sadly, as a result of a terrible crumpet accident when she was a baby, she has no skills other than impeccable grammar, baking genius and a talent for mischief. Despite this, the MadPea family embraced her as one of their own and now she happily helps Peas-in-need, writes a bit, makes the tea and rubs the MadPea crew's feet after a hard day. Say hi if you see her around - she usually has spare cupcakes!