Games have been a passion of mine since I was young, I grew up playing Nintendo and Sega games. It is astonishing to think that I have come from a young kid amazed by the graphics in Super Mario Sunshine or the brilliant turn based combat of Paper Mario, to a Senior at Bradley working on some of the games in what hopefully becomes a long career of game design and development.
As I have gone through the curriculum here at Bradley I have met many great people, and worked on many exciting, interesting and fun projects. These have helped me to develop my skills in both design and programming, as well as give me an idea of what I really want to do as I look towards graduating from Bradley. The internship I have held has also helped to develop my skills and give me an idea of what working on a full time team can be like.
When I'm not working I play games, both video games and physical ones. This is a great way to relax as well as a wonderful way to find inspiration for my work.
This is one of the multiple senior game capstone projects this semester. Our game is a top down arena strategy game where the player fights through a gauntlet of matches where they must beat a group of enemies before continuing on. I am the Lead Programmer on this project working with a team thirteen people and three other programmers. This project has been a great help in expanding my programming skills and my ability to interact with multiple disciplines as the game has come together.
OSF About Me 3D
About Me 3D is an AR companion app to a physical coloring book where the player can go through the physical book page by page and play small games or color in objects and see what they might look like in 3D. This is a project that I have worked on at my internship at the Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center. Myself and a group of developers helped to build out the app and then update and build upon it over the summer with the support of many of those at Jump.
Python Desktop Sorter
This is a personal project that I worked on during my free time this last summer in an effort to begin better learning the Python programming language. I often find that it is much easier to muster the motivation to work on something when you have a goal in mind. This was a short solo project to fill that need where I developed a small Python script that would allow me to set up a method of sorting loose files on my desktop automatically every day. This included work with Python and the MacOS systems for automating tasks in the background.