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Brian "Zeus"[2] Sousa is a 3D artist for Blizzard Entertainment.


In 1993, Sousa was presented with an ad for "can you draw the Viking?" He submitted his resume and was called in by Allen Adham for a job interview. What followed was a two week internship, and later, employment. At the time, Silicon & Synapse was working on three games: The Death and Return of Superman, Blackthorne, and the original Warcraft.[1]

Sousa later worked on StarCraft[3] and later as the senior 3D artist for StarCraft II. For the latter helped work on the effects of light and weather in the game.[4] He is currently the lead 3D artist for StarCraft: Remastered.[5]


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Sousa's appearance used for the goliath

The goliath's profile in StarCraft II is based on his appearance.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 2017-04-27, Rock and Roll Days of StarCraft: a Development Retrospective. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-04-29
  2. BlizzCon Art Sets, Flicker. Accessed on 2009-12-20
  3. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  4. 2008-09-11, StarCraft II Art Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed on 2008-12-09
  5. 2017-04-21, Remastering StarCraft's Art. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-04-21
  6. StarCraft Legacy community. 2009-08-24. BlizzCon 2009 StarCraft II Art Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-10-04.