Game Developer & Designer
- Design and code an engaging mobile game with a blend of vintage and contemporary aesthetics.
- Offer a multilingual experience catering to both English and German audiences.
- Navigate and meet the App Store’s strict guidelines for game listing.
- Create all marketing materials and multilangual 30 sec promo video.
SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGIES
- Game Maker 2
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe After Effects
- C64’s SAM
- Xfer Serum VST
- Presonus Studio One
Growing up with the Commodore 64, I’ve always been drawn to the world of interactive experiences. When the COVID pandemic hit, it sparked an idea for a game in my mind. It felt like the right moment to bring that idea to life, and that’s how HEXABICS was born.
Designing Hexabics: Drawing from my experience in graphic design, I employed Illustrator to define the game’s aesthetic. Given its nature as a logic game, a minimalist approach was adopted to avoid unnecessary distractions, ensuring that visual effects enhance rather than detract from the gameplay.
Sound Matters: The title theme melds the vintage tones from the C64’s SAM software with contemporary musical elements, establishing an invigorating auditory ambiance. Alongside my contributions, Daniel Ortiz provided a complementary track, together offering a cohesive auditory experience. All sound effects were meticulously created using tools like the Xfer Serum VST, with Presonus Studio One as the main platform for audio production.
Multilingual Touch: Originally from Germany, I am fluent in German. After living in Australia for an extended period, I took measures to ensure that Hexabics is accessible to both English and German speakers.
Detail-Oriented: Following the development, rigorous testing was conducted on devices like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 12 Pro Max to guarantee seamless user interaction. Subtle elements, such as lens flares and a hint of parallax scrolling, were incorporated to further refine the user experience.
- Varied Gameplay: 70 meticulously designed levels complemented by an ‘Endless’ mode.
- User-Centric Design: Features like ‘Undo’, ‘Restart’, and intuitive level navigation enhance the user experience.
- Focused Gameplay: HEXABICS is designed for an uninterrupted gaming session, devoid of advertisements.
While HEXABICS has since departed from the App Store, it remains a testament to my dedication to excellence and versatility in digital design and development.