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Hi, I’m James.

I’m a game designer with a passion for gameplay and system design. You can reach me at enquiries4jim@gmail.com or through twitter or linkedin. Checkout some samples of my work below.

CURRENT PROJECT

Honours Project

Currently I am working on my final year Honours project. I intend to use psychoanalysis to design and build an antagonist enemy AI for a horror game. You can read my weekly honours blog here.

Shoal

A simulation of a school of sardines written in C# and based on the BOID model by Craig Reynolds. Built by myself in Unity over a semester.

My development blog can be read here, and the project can be downloaded from itch.io and GitHub.

Aki

A narrative driven adventure game that tells the story of Aki, a dog lost in the woods. The game was produced by myself and 7 other students in under 3 weeks. I presented Aki to a panel at Indiecade Horizons and we won the 2021 SGDA Community Award.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Audio Designer

  • Sourced the sounds for and mixed 5 environment loops each around 1 minute in length.
  • Used spatial audio in Unity to place each loop at relevant places on the map.
  • Created and mixed sounds for game cutscenes using Foley techniques.
  • Set cutscene sounds to play in cutscene manager.
  • Voiced the narrator who guides Aki.

Gameplay Programmer

  • Designed and helped build a cutscene manager that plays audio and displays images with a parallaxing effect.
  • Solved bugs and implemented solutions when user testing began.

UI and UX Designer

  • Created a graphic style guide for promotional materials.
  • Designed and implemented a main menu and pause screen in Unity.

Editor

  • Edited a game trailer and showcase video.

Rockhopper

Dodge asteroids in a little pink spaceship in this outrun aesthetic arcade game. I made this game solo in Unity in under 48 hours.

Download it on itch.io.

YouTube Channel

I run a small YouTube channel where I produce videos about modern history, technology and creative projects I’m working on. I’ve entered some of these videos into international film festivals.

Remember like and subscribe.

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About Me

Currently I am in my fourth year of studying a BA (Hons) in Games Design and Production at the University of Abertay. During my time at university, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with industry clients including Blazing Griffin and Cloud Imperium.

My proudest achievement is completing Factorio in under 15 hours.

If you would like to contact me you can send me an email at enquiries4jim@gmail.com or reach out on twitter or linkedin.