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Thomas Robins is an effects artist at Retro Studios. Robins initially worked for them as a contract artist on Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, before being hired full-time and working on their Donkey Kong Country games and Mario Kart 7. According to Robin, he's had his hands "in just about every aspect of art for games." At Retro, he provides cinematics, scripting and special effects for characters, environments, UI, items and more. Robins previously worked at High Voltage Software and at The Amusement Machine, a startup project that did not complete or release any games. However, he valued the experience he obtained there.