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David Matias Game Design
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2018

About Me

Hi my name is David Matias. I am studying to be a Game Designer/Developer at Bradley University. I always enjoyed playing video games growing up and I have always been interested in how digital games were created. When I have free time I enjoy playing games such as Destiny, Overwatch, and Dark Souls. When I am not playing games, I like to work on prototyping ideas and designing level layouts on paper. I have worked with multiple game engines such as Unreal, Unity, and GameMaker. I have experience with C# and C++ programming, UI design, and sound design. I am currently working within Unity on multiple projects as part of my game production coursework at Bradley. The projects that I am working on this semester include an Augmented Reality card game where players can see a 3D model on top of the physical cards that are in play. In another project, I have assumed the role as a programmer for the catapult game "RaceTrek". RaceTrek is a 2D rocket race game where players control their own customized rockets to race against other players in space. If you find my work interesting, check out a few more of my projects on this site.

Featured Projects


RaceTrek

RaceTrek

This game is my catapult project for FUSE. I am one of the programmers for the project working on developing game mechanics and network functionality. In this game players will be able to control their own customizable rocket ship and race against other ships in space. Players will be able to swap out parts of their ship to adjust the speed and turning capabilities of their rocket.

Stunt Cinematic

Stunt Cinematic

While studying at the College of DuPage I worked with a team of other students to create a "Jackass" styled cinematic in Unreal. The main character starts out in a shopping cart and is pulled along the track by a car that eventually jumps through a flaming donut shaped ring in the sky. I was in charge of camera tracking in the scene, sound design, and the creation of the particle effect used in the ring of fire.

Geomancers

Geomancers

Geomancers is a two-player Augmented Reality board game that I am currently working on in one of my game production classes. The main goal of Geomancers is to destroy the other wizards castle before the other wizard destroys yours. Both players will be able to cast spells and place environment obstacles on the augmented game map to slow down the opponents wizard. I worked on the sound design, inventing some of the spell effects, and helped program the functionality for a few of the spells. Geomancers is currently being developed for Android devices.

Race Trek will offer Riverfront Museum visitors a local multiplayer game in which they can customize a spaceship and race against up to three other players. The experience will consist of tablets for each player to use and a main display on a television monitor for onlookers to observe the game. We will create the game in 2D using a cartoonish style. Players can walk up to the exhibit, pick up a tablet, and begin choosing parts for their ship that will affect both its appearance and racing capabilities. Once all players are ready, they will enter a top-down race and must navigate a track composed of asteroids. Using the touch controls on the tablets, players hold their finger on a spot to make the ship accelerate towards that position. Along the track, players must avoid collisions with asteroids, which will cause their ship to temporarily spin out of control. The first player to cross the finish line wins. These races will last about a minute or less. We plan on offering toys or other prizes for participants.