- Adapt a scaling game mechanic to be comfortable and compelling in an immersive experience.
- Coordinate and motivate a team of five volunteers.
- Create playable prototype from concept to compiling in 7 days.
Small Projects & Prototypes
Uncorked Agency Birthday Party Party Game
I had the opportunity to create a fun little activity for Uncorked Agency's birthday party/housewarming party at the end of 2017. The game was projected on the wall and players could pick up Vive controllers to direct swarms of colored blocks into benign battles while the nearby DJ played chill grooves.
Serra Dispensary Demo for OMFGCO Pitch
Ryan Donaldson and I pitched OMFGCO on creating VR experiences for their clients by recreating a Serra cannabis dispensary ready for the metaverse. The demo includes working magnifying glasses to examine the bud, assorted bongs and pipes, and a recreation of Serra's iconic tile pattern.
Game Jam: Neuromouser
I contributed game design and project management to a rad little two-player co-op game called Neuromouser. One player navigates an adorable little hardboiled street samurai mouse through the treacherous megacorp tower while the other player hacks the building's security from a totally kawaii decker interface. Never has fighting unchecked corporate greed been so cute.
Game Jam: Elle
I also contributed game design and project management to a sad story-driven Zelda-clone called Elle. You play a lady alone at the end of her life as she journeys back through it, fighting through all the things that made her feel small - overbearing husbands, uncaring teachers, and a manipulative mother - and arriving, finally, stronger and undamaged at her childhood.
Writing on VR
"The Wabi-Sabi of Virtual Reality"
Design Week Portland Journal, issue 14
"...in these new worlds we’re designing, worlds that can make the experience of every luxury, pleasure, terror, and discovery freely available, what parts of today’s world won’t translate into the new medium? And which of those will be felt as a loss if, or when, we leave them behind?"