Side Projects

Stuff I did for fun. Or just because, I can.

My First Game

I had a friendly competitive relationship with a talented friend of mine from college who claimed that she was the better programmer. Naturally, I couldn't just let that claim stand.

 

We both made computational art, so we decided to make a game each, and leave it to the class to decide who was the better programmer.

 

She now has a PhD. But I shall always be the better programmer and Game Designer :)

Prison Escape

 We had already worked with several different and unique platforms while studying Game Design at CMU, so this time, we decided to build our own!

The lock picking puzzle board, the prison bars, and the butt sensor, are all of our own design! The levels were designed to be logical, challenging, and above all else, amusing. Judging by the reactions from the crowd, we did a good job. 

Help Harold 

The game design prompt for this project was to:

"Build a game without instructions"

 

We had the X-box kinect to work with as an interface, and after two weeks of prototyping, play-testing and iteration, this is what we came up with.

I am very proud of the work done here, because a 60 year old woman completed it, without any instruction, and smiled :)

Anna Lee

This project was done in 2 weeks, on the Oculus Rift head mounted display. We were tasked with coming up with a game that delivered on narrative, and after several cuts, slashes, edits and rewrites, I believe that we did. The poetry is inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe. The gameplay mechanic however, gets a little bit monotonous after a while. But you live, and you learn.