Started a company focused on games with simple mechanics and a small scope. Our initial concepts are evolutions of intersectional innovation, our final products are juicy and polished. We're currently exploring touch screen games. Responsible for all design and programming.
Created entirely new ways to interact with a game world focused on 3D building. Designed visual scripting language and simple editing tools focused on players inexperienced with common 3D modeling concepts.
Responsible for the design of Act III of Diablo 3. Designed and implemented levels, encounters, events, and game flow. Built greybox levels in Maya. Worked closely with other designers, managed tasks that involved junior designers, artists, and programmers. Headed several multi-disciplinary strike teams to achieve large goals in a very short time frame.
Created, implemented, and maintained the visual style and layout of all menu, HUD, and interface objects. Responsible for general game design and level design. Tasks included mini-game, weapon, enemy, encounter, and level design, all with extensive amounts of scripting. Managed artists and programmers to achieve the desired results within a strict schedule. Championed addition of scripting language, tutored other designers in LUA scripting.
Responsible for story, dialog, quest design and implementation, level design and population, scripting, and game balance. Assisted with integration of C# based scripting language into game engine. Worked offsite at developer Snowblind in Seattle during development of Champions of Norrath 1&2.
Spoke to a new batch of 3D environment art students every semester about best practices when working with a level designer. Fielded questions, critiqued design aspects of portfolios.
Designed social multiplayer mini-games for an installation at Disney's Epcot Center sponsored by IBM's Project Big Green.
Wrote a bi-monthly editorial column that focused on technology and videogames.
MS Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Flash, 3DS Max, Maya
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