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.
Marketing Assistant & Customer Service
AmaryllisOona is a Marketing Assistant for MadPea. She supports and develops marketing strategies that aim to maximize company exposure; performs marketing research and writes content for our various mediums. As a Customer Service Representative, she also responds to concerns voiced by patrons through our ticket system. When she's not working in either of those capacities, she occasionally blogs at Coffee and Flowers, always shops and constantly talks about Doctor Who as if she were or wants to be one of his companions herself!
Blogger Manager & Marketing
A decade+ 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 rollercoaster rolling restarts, and...actually, what Chu REALLY loves is her family, friends and working with the hugely talented teams of MadPea bloggers who give her inspiration for her own art.
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.
Staff Writer & Moderator
Frost is a Brit (I guess that makes her a Mushy Pea?) who moved to the states for Uni and decided to just not leave once she got there. She has worn many hats in SL including DJ, Blogger, and Photographer before coming to MadPea originally as a ModPea. She incessantly bothered Kiana and Kes with different things and ideas and even died 4 times in a video for them, until they made her a staff writer as well. She has no doubt they will kill her many more times in the months to comes and, like any mad person/pea, is looking forward to it!
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!
Community manager & Writer
An extroverted introvert, Kes started her MadPea life as a starving writer before trying to wear as many Mad hats as possible. From texturing and drawing llamas to making fish sing, there isn't much she won't try and is living proof that anything is possible when working for MadPea. Her daily duties now include managing the ModPeas and MadPea Bloggers as well as writing articles but she can still occasionally be found planting mushrooms in deadly caves or lending a pencil or pose for the latest murderous MadPea plan!
Videographer & 3d Designer
Krios's fascination for the creations and games of MadPea shone through in his many machinima and caught the attention of the Queen Pea, getting him kidnapped to become a member of the Crew! From then on he worked hard to learn 3d software and make his way into the team of designers where he creates maneating plants, musical marlin, cursed cups and more!
Rheinhard ‘Axl’ Kappler an Italian 3D artist and the Lead Designer for MadPea. He loves virtual worlds almost as much as good Italian food. Digital sculpting and the overall CG scene have caught Axl’s interest and he's constantly researching for more techniques and skills to improve his workflow. Axl gets inspiration for his art from sci-fi and steampunk vibes and is an avid gamer and animation movie enthusiast. Axl is often lost in his projects, but If you need to get his attention, luring him with cinnamon always works!
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.
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!
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.
Thalia is Queen Pea's personal pocket pet and management assistant. She boldly goes where the rest of the team doesn't dare to go... Thalia joined SL in June 2008 and found her 2nd home instantly. She first heard about MadPea through Sanity Falls in 2012 and became hooked straight away. Thalia also blogs for MadPea. In her real life, Thalia lives in Luxembourg, working as a Logistics Secretary at the University. She's an absolutely horror movie and game freak, making her a perfect fit to the team!
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!
Synnamin loves a good party, especially if it's a PEA Party! That is unless she has to blow up the balloons. She likes to keep busy in Second Life, so you'll see her around the grid doing all sorts of crazy things. Since discovering MadPeas and their puzzles, she's felt right at home. Synnamin leads up the ModPeas, helping to keep the Peas rolling along.
SwagBag, Deco(c)rate, and BishBox Manager
Zeke Jestyr is the Manager of MadPea's Subscription Boxes - SwagBag, Deco(c)rate, and BishBox. He works with some of the top male, female, and home decor designers on the grid to bring everyone (guys, girls, and home owners) awesome items every month! Although he prefers to be called Jestyr, he has picked up the nickname Box Man by other staff at MadPea. He also enjoys scaring the pants off people as co-owner of horror sim Ironwood Hills. Jestyr is a proud lifetime card-carrying member of Smartasses United!