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Earth & Beyond

Company: Westwood Studios

Release: September 24, 2002

Role: Senior Designer

Note: My first professional job making video games. Started at Westwood studios, came over because I made a MUD from scratch. In 2001, there were not a lot of designers that worked on MMOs before.

Work

  • Implemented quest system in Python

  • Designed and built the new player areas

  • Designed and built several other areas

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Learnings:

  • As my first game in the industry, learned the basics of game making

  • How to 'kill your babies'

  • Basic design principles of game design

  • Key tutorial design

  • How to build systems in code and design to help out a team of creatives