William Nomikos

About Me

I am a sophomore studying Game Design, User Experience Design, and Computer Science at Bradley University. Throughout my life, I have longed to create the ideas spinning around my head. I have found that games, as a genre, allow me to simultaneously merge story, music, and unique mechanics into an enthralling and immersive experience. I hope to continue learning and engaging with the game creation field so that I may better and more accurately express the world inside my head.

Featured Projects


Ink Economist

Ink Economist

Ink Economist was a short animation I developed in late 2018. The animation featured short, quick and unrealistic movements to bolster the comedic nature of the characters present in the scene. I utilized Adobe Illustrator to create art and Adobe After Effects to animate the art and process the video.

Paper Kid Backgrounds

Paper Kid Backgrounds

Paper Kid is a 2D, infinite runner game I produced from August to October of 2018. I worked on every aspect of the game, including programming, art and animation. I worked on many different backgrounds using Adobe Photoshop, that were intended to give the game a dark and eerie feel. These backgrounds complemented the game play and allowed the world of Paper Kid to come to life.

Orbital Bombardment

Orbital Bombardment

Orbital Bombardment is a top-down shooter bullet hell that I created in late 2018 with a small team called Team Game Makers. On this team, I was the lead programmer, responsible for creating and balancing the mechanics of the Magma Core, a boss that would attempt to shoot magma balls and asteroids into the player, a space ship. The player needs to dodge the Magma Core's attacks, while simultaneously pelting the Magma Core with bullets, in order to defeat the Magma Core.

Nebula is an interactive educational experience that is developed for the touchscreen monitor. Individual players create, design, and decorate their very own personal planets. From colossal Terra planet, to dynamically artistic Gas Giants, the player is welcome to express their inner creativity and show who they are. To begin, the player will first choose the type of planet they want to create, Terra Planet, or Gas Giant. In creating the Terra Planet, they will be able to paint a variety of biomes such as grass, snow and bodies of water onto their planet, as well as an assortment of mountains and trees that take their own unique form depending on the biome they are placed in. With Gas Giants, the player can express their unique creativity in an assortment of bright, expressive colors and patterns which are all in lively dynamic motion. Last but certainly not least is the scientific and educational elements to the experience. After the player finishes their very own planet, they will see fun educational facts about their creation. Nebula fuses fun and educational science with an astronomical amount of creativity.
Animal Arena Attack is a Cooperative Boss Fighting game where two players, an agile Eagle and a cunning Salamander, must team up to take down the all powerful Chimera that stands before them. Using both ranged and melee attacks, the players must duck and dodge through a gauntlet of menacing abilities thrown at them by the Chimera. Watch out though, as the further you get in the fight, the stronger the Chimera will become. Do you have what it takes to make it out alive?