2015. Student game project
Created an action-adventure game in Unity. Developed new sprite lighting model. Took on role of producer, assigning tasks and ensuring milestones were met.
First Prize “Best Art” at the Northeastern University Independent Games Festival.
Project Oceanheart is an action-adventure game that follows the path of a baby clam trying to find its family. On its way it must stand guard against a bevy of sharks, jellyfish, and giant squid who are hungry for a cup of clam chowder. Our story blends with 2D sprites and multicolored ocean environments to create a sense of wonder and adventure, while also feeding into the feeling of the mystery of the ocean.
Project Oceanheart uses a novel lighting model for emulating 3D shading using 2D sprites, and a physically-modelled clam shell simulation.
Tessa Berliner: Director, Lead Designer
Coriander Pines: Programmer, Producer
Cody Wetherby: Programmer, Designer
Kay Yu: Artist, Designer
Jon O’Brien: Associate Designer
Gilbert Yap: Composer
Skills: game development, programming, project management, mathematics