Blake Messmer

About Me

I'm a junior Game Design Major from St. Louis, Missouri. I have always loved games of all kinds, and it is my dream to make them for a living. I play all kinds of games, from different genres, and different platforms. While I grew up primarily playing video games, I eventually got into board games, and would be happy making either as a profession. This year is my first time working on a project for FUSE, and I’m very happy with how things are going on Spell Scribe. I think the game could actually be used in classrooms in the future, and I’m proud to be on the team.

In addition to Game Design, I am also double majoring in Religious Studies, and minoring in Computer Science. Computer Science is primarily to help me in creating games, since I’ve primarily done programming in Game Design so far. Religious studies on the other hand, is a field I have always been interested in, and I would like to use what I learn there to make games with religious themes or that can teach people about religion. I think whether or not someone is religious, it is important for people to know about religion and spirituality, and accept the beliefs of others.

Featured Projects


Hell: Robot Onslaught Spectacular

Hell: Robot Onslaught Spectacular

This game was made for Game Design II. The player takes on the role of a demon defending his home from invading robots. It is a top down action game, which was prototyped in a few weeks.

Iron Fin

Iron Fin

This game was also made for Game Design II. You play as a fish, and your goal is to defeat enemies and adapt, becoming bigger and stronger until you become the "Big Kahuna". It was made as a prototype.

Sleeping Rogue

Sleeping Rogue

This game was originally made in Game Design II, and is being expanded on in Game Production II. You play as a thief named Fabian who has a supernatural power to fall asleep and go into a dream world, which can affect the real world.

Spell Scribe is a 2D, tower defense style game designed for tablets. The game is about a magician’s library that has run amok and has started releasing monsters from the books. Players must return the creatures to their books using various spells they have at their disposal. Each spell requires the player to write a single word in cursive to charge the abilities. We are making this game to help people of all ages grow more familiar with the form and structure of cursive writing. We hope that after playing the game, the users will have an easier time recognizing the various letters and how they connect to one another in practical use.