Courtney Fancil

About Me

My name is Courtney Fancil and I am a double major in game design and English with a concentration in creative writing. I am from a small town called Armstrong, Illinois. I enjoy reading, writing, and playing games. I've kept a journal for about 8 years now as well. I'm currently on two FUSE projects: Space Slam and Spell Scribe. I worked on sounds for Space Slam and I'm a designer for Spell Scribe. I'm on the social media team for Broadside: Writers & Artists, the student-run magazine at Bradley, and I'm the treasurer for Table Top Games Club.

Featured Projects


The Winter's Tale: An Interactive Story

The Winter's Tale: An Interactive Story

This was a project I worked on for my British Literature class in May of 2018. I made it using Twine. It was a choose your own adventure story based around The Winter's Tale play by William Shakespeare. I used the game to explore how the story could've been very different from the original and to understand the characters more.

The Youthening

The Youthening

The Youthening was a game made in Unity for my Game Design I class in the fall semester of 2018. I was the artist for the game and also helped with some sounds. It's a game about a paper airplane traversing through a school hallway, trying to maintain fun while fighting off boring objects such as globes, pencils, and failed tests. The second level is similar, but takes place in a city.

Petri Panic

Petri Panic

Petri Panic is a 2D, turn-based RPG made in Unity. Players play as Penni, a bacteria in a petri dish. Penni is attempting to get to the center of the dish to overthrow the tyrannical bacteria king. This project was made in the spring semester of 2019. I was the artist for the game and helped with sounds as well as a small amount of coding.

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.
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.
Space Slam is a multiplayer game played on an arcade table using trackballs to control the players. Players can choose their character and get ready to slam - into each other! Players collect powerups, bounce off walls and knock others into deadly lasers. When a player kills another, the player gains a point but if the player dies, they will lose a point. The player with the most points wins and becomes the Space Slam champion!