Archive for Game Design

Open Ocean

For the past six months, I’ve been working on an indie game in GameMaker Studio 2. In two weeks, on Tuesday, June 11, Open Ocean will release on Steam! This is my first indie game, so I decided to make a small game with a big message, and while it’s not the most fun game in the world, I’m extremely proud of it! Here’s a link to the Steam page:

 

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1071640/Open_Ocean/

 

 

EDIT: The game is now available on itch.io as well!

https://allyproductions.itch.io/open-ocean

37% Unplayed Podcast

Some fellow game developer friends and I created a podcast called 37% Unplayed!  We’re a bunch of nerds that talk about video games and game design – If you’re interested in either of those topics, you should give us a listen!

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Story Trailer

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Open World Trailer

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Trailer

War has come!

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

That AWESOME moment when the game you’ve poured your heart into for the past few years finally gets announced! I’m responsible for designing several of the main and side missions, among other things.

 

John Cleese on Creativity

I know it’s long, but this is a very good talk about fostering creativity. It’s definitely worth a watch for anyone that does creative work. Plus it’s funny, because John Cleese.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EMj_CFPHYc

Quest Complete: Work my way up to an FTE game developer position

DreamJob

 

That’s right, I am now an FTE video game designer at Monolith/WB Games!  My dream of becoming a full-time video game designer is now complete.  Don’t think I’m just going to stop there though!  Next step: Work my way up the game designer chain!

The Door Problem

I ran across this interesting page that explains what different disciplines in the games industry do:

The Door Problem

Eight Button Game (Unity)

I was bored one day, so I decided to make the eight button from The Stanley Parable in Unity.  My remake of the eight button game is chock-full of exciting gameplay that will keep you occupied for hours on end!  You can download and play the web version here:

 

EightButtonGame

 

Or simply watch the extremely entertaining gameplay footage here: