Portfolio

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Name: Gerard Andrews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gerard.andrews.77
Steam Username: Planetarian

Who am I?: I am currently a junior at Marist College, which is up in Poughkeepsie, New York.  I am pursuing a major in Games and Emerging Media, with a concentration in Design, Writing, & Culture.  I am also pursuing a minor in Computer Science.  I’m a huge fan of game development whether it’s Designing mechanics or coding the mechanics it is always an exciting experience because of how many ways it can be done.

And when I’m not designing games, I am almost always playing games, and my preferred genre is Grand Strategy: Total War, Europa Universalis, and Crusader Kings.

Game Development Skills:

  • Game Engines: Unity (4 years of experience), GameMaker (1 Year of Experience)
  • Programming Languages: C# (5 years of experience), Java (2 Years of Experience), Python (2 years of experience), JavaScript (4 Months of Experience)
  • Adobe: Photoshop, InDesign
  • Server-Side Clients: Linux1 (NodeJS)

Other Skills:

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Wireframing Applications: Balsamiq Mockups, Justinmind

Title: Paradox Wars
Team: Gerard Andrews, Shawn Joseph, Chealsea Mcginnis, Patrick Ianonne, Thomas Crowell

Description/Screenshots: You are a commander who travels back in time to quicken the development of humanity, unfortunately other travelers have the same idea and very quickly high advanced tribes go to war.  Your role is to guide your tribe  in developing through building structures recruiting units.  Destroy the opposing tribe to win the game!

Role in the project: My primary role in this project was game play programming, I focused on building up the primary mechanics, creating animations in Unity based on the assets the artists made, and making sure game flow works properly,

 

Game Projects
Title: Freefall
Team: Gerard Andrews, Shawn Joseph, Liam Ollive, Katherine Burke, Dan Squicciarino
Description/Screenshots: You play as a cube and you are constantly descending until you hit the ground and along the way there are obstacles that you must dodge and there are pathways that that you must go through as you descend.

Level

Going through these path ways make them turn green indicating you got through them.  Eventually you hit the ground and your rank for the level is based on how many pathways you went through

level-2

Mechanics for the game include: Speed Boosting to avoid obstacles, Brakes to stop and re position yourself and Changing Camera Angles to align yourself up with pathways.

level-3

Role in the project: I personally did some level and programming of certain obstacles such as the turret.
Title: Surfer Pro Adventure 5
Team: Gerard Andrews, Katherine Burke, Liam Ollive
Description/Screenshots: You play as a surfer and your goal is to stay afloat in the water until you survive three rounds of waves.  Each waves are colored differently to distinguish what round you are on.

SP5_1

SP5_2

SP5_3
Role in the project: 
My primary role in this project was assisting with coding of the player and the wave obstacles.
Download of Build (Website): Global Game Jam Website

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