Global Game Jam 2017
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In 2017, I participated in the Global Game Jam for the first time. You can download the 2D game Waves of Consciousness from the Global Game Jam page under the ‘executable’ link. I was the game’s programmer, using the Fungus tool inside of Unity game engine.
Waves of Consciousness is a point and click adventure that explores the levels between reality and dreams. A little girl struggles to fall asleep and goes on an adventure in order to solve her problem. On this quest she runs into strange creatures and puzzles to solve.
Resurrection Man – M.A. Thesis Game Project
- Blog Post on Defending my Thesis and Moving Forward
- Blog Post on Overhauling the beta-version for my Master’s thesis project
- Blog Post on Resurrection Man and Historiographic Play
- Design Document for original Resurrection Man pitch
- Master’s Thesis on Historiographic Gameplay
Designer for The University of South Carolina’s Ghosts of the Horseshoe App
Ghosts of the Horseshoe was a student developed augmented reality experience app for Apple devices. The goal of the app was to contextualize USC’s historic brick wall and grounds which were historically constructed by enslaved individuals. For Ghosts, I served as the lead for the Narrative design team during Fall 2012 and Spring 2014. I designed historically-informed text, audio, and visual content for several of the interactive sites. These events were activated in the mobile app when the user was physically located at sites of interest at USC’s Historic Horseshoe and brick wall.
Producer for Student Film Project Mr. Irrelevant
For Mr. Irrelevant, I served as the producer. I secured locations, organized the shooting schedule, and ensured the timetable was maintained during filming and production. I also designed Mr. Irrelevant’s costume, crafted several graphic props such as posters, flyers, and comic book covers, and assisted with script writing and editing. This project was an absolute blast and I even wrote a script for a potential sequel that I am very fond of.