Paris Geis

About Me

Paris Geis is a sophomore Game Design major and Computer Science and Information Systems minor who focuses on the technical side of his game projects. Paris primarily works as a programmer, using his experience with C# and the Unity game engine to create his own work and support his teams. He has created a number of games during his career at Bradley, both in and out of class. Last November, he showcased Match-Ride Rescue at Dreamhack Atlanta 2018 as a Student Game Showcase Selection.

Featured Projects


PICO-8 Platformer Demo

PICO-8 Platformer Demo

This past winter break, Paris began working with the PICO-8 “fantasy console,” game development software with artificial technical limitations comparable to the NES and SNES consoles. For this 2D platformer demo, he created custom collision code, sounds, sprites, and a system to animate the player character from scratch in the Lua programming language.

Standoff

Standoff

Paris created Standoff with three other students as his Game Design I project last fall. This project is a top-down arena shooter for up to four players, featuring a variety of weapons, obstacles, and environmental hazards. Paris’s role in Standoff was as a programmer, primarily focused on recognizing and sorting input for a variable number of controllers.

PiGRRL Zero Build

PiGRRL Zero Build

In addition to working with PICO-8, Paris spent last winter break building and configuring a handheld game console. He followed instructions for the Adafruit PiGRRL Zero, soldering a Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer to a small LCD and wiring together other components required for powering the device and receiving input. After finishing the hardware portion of the project and packaging the result in a 3D-printed case, he installed the Raspbian OS and PICO-8, allowing him to run his own games and those created by the PICO-8 community.

Match-Ride Rescue is a side-scrolling arcade game. You play as an insect rescue ranger named Wick and bravely pilot a tiny match-powered hot-air balloon. Your goal is to save other bugs from a flood. You adventure through a forest, avoiding thorns, water droplets, and other obstacles. You must conserve the balloon's fuel to successfully traverse the landscape, collecting matches to refuel. Drifting above pools of water and riding through gusts of wind, you must save all the bugs you can and deliver them to safety.