My Master’s Project involved a research on “how gamification could influence players’ mentality into engaging in real-life problems” and the development of a prototype gamified app to help engage players in eco-friendlier choices through a reward system and augmented reality games. The focus of my project was to motivate players to throw their rubbish into a waste bin. This happens through a point-reward system for general or recycled waste. The points can be later redeemed as gift cards or discount vouchers (e.g. Amazon, Rail tickets, etc). In this gamified app, there are leaderboards, guilds, augmented reality location-based games where you fight monsters, and you can even plant a digital tree.
MA Games Design
I am an enthusiastic game developer with programming background and Games Design degree knowledge that help me to visualise key development aspects better and push me into driving a video game throughout the production cycle effectively. I like using Unity and Unreal and constantly discover and learn something beyond my degree and specialty. I am also interested in Gamification, GWAP and “Games 4 Change” and I like to participate in game jams, whether the entries are 5 or 5000. I am motivated and eager to learn more and succeed in the industry.
Software & Hardware Proficiencies
- Unreal Engine (Blueprints)
- Blender 2.80
Employment, Work Experience & Volunteering
I am currently working fixed term at Talkout, in Birmingham, on a Gamification project that teaches factory workers about Lean Manufacturing. On this project, I am programming in Unity (AI Navigation, URP Lighting) and as a Designer I co-write/update the GDD with the Project Manager, focus on the Level Design and Game Balance (Flow) as well as meet bi-weekly with the clients for a demo and discuss the progress or propose changes.
In my spare time, I enjoy 3D modelling using Blender 2.80 and I create asset for my projects which have been downloaded more than 800 times so far. I also love expanding my knowledge through online courses as well as socializing, walking, playing volleyball, “photosynthesizing” at a park and cooking (more into baking).