ESP Biography


Major: CS

College/Employer: Loki Studios, Inc.

Year of Graduation: 2010

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Past Classes

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H2086: Board Game Design/Prototyping Workshop in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Have you ever found the games you get at Target to be a little... boring? Board games shouldn't leave you bored! Join this class to learn about the games that your parents never knew about! Have you ever had this great idea for a game and wanted to make it into a video game, but don't know how to program? Well, you don't always need a computer to make a good game. Many professional game developers make physical prototypes of their games before coding them up! This 4-hour class will teach you take you through a overview of non-standard board games, teaching you the various gameplay elements that make up different games. After some history, we will split into groups and start brainstorming! Each person will present their idea, and together we will pick a subset (4-5) to make into a full board game! Once the games are made, you should sign up for the "Board Games Workshop Playtesting" class, where you will teach other students how to play your game! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Disclaimer: All Games developed during this workshop will have the Creative Commons license: Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.

H2088: Board Game Playtesting in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Sign up for this if you want to play the games that we developed in the Board Game Prototyping/Design Workshop! We will be playing various games made by students like you! If you've taken the Design class, you HAVE to sign up for this as well!

H1745: How to make fun: game design concepts in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Groups of students will be provided with game kits and asked to design and create a game. We will then come together to play each other's games, and discuss the theory of game design and game mechanics.