Well, fall semester 2018 is finished and I am pretty beat. I also wrote this right after the semester ended but forgot to submit it with gifs and images! A lot of time went into this semester, and because of how spread thin I was, I felt like I obtained way more lessons than polished products during my time in Montreal. I was taught by some awesome and varied industry professionals, I attended MIGS and attended some interesting talks, and I learned a ton about myself as a designer. So as I leave my favorite city in the world, I thought I’d reflect a bit on the stuff I learned and the projects I worked on all semester. As I made 3 games and a research project, I’d say I did pretty well for how much I had to do!
Montreal Game Jam Winner!
Hey all! I’m still hard at work on all those projects I’ve mentioned recently, but I have even more fun news to talk about: I participated in a game jam two weekends ago! It was the Champlain College Montreal Street Art Game Jam, which is a mouth-full to say but it was still really fun and a good experience! The concept behind the jam was that we would form our teams and head into the city to look around for some cool street art. When we found one we liked, we had to use the art as inspiration for our game. We had around 60 hours to work, so there wasn’t any time to waste!
Semester long projects for every class! / September Update
Hey, so it hasn’t been too long since my update about what I did over the summer, but the semester is already in full swing and I am currently juggling five semester-long projects. That’s a lot! Lucky for me, I’m enjoying the subject matter of each enough that it doesn’t feel much like work at all, even if I’m constantly behind the computer doing work. I’m loving Montreal so far, and the instructors here are all helpful in their own ways and are an interesting cast of characters, from a toy maker to a UX designer on For Honor to a documentary filmmaker. Let’s just get right into it!
Summer’s over but I’m sure not! / Gas Mask Lounge Update 1
And just like that, summer is over. It always feels like you are always busier somehow in summer, and that was definitely the case. As noted in my update at the beginning of the summer, I had some plans for my projects over the summer, and of course things never go according to plan! So let me talk a bit about what I did this summer.
Introducing… Gas Mask Lounge and Untitled Wizards Fighting Game
As promised in my last blog post, I’m here to show you the two projects that I’m working on over the summer. I am extremely excited to continue working in my time away from classes, and these two projects interest me highly. I think they’re far enough along that I can show them off a bit.
The end of the year doesn’t mean the end of work…
It’s been a while since I’ve posted here because of the amount of work I’ve put into finishing my semester off strong and committing myself to a long break. I’m really excited to show you all where I’m at!
Spring 2018 Home Stretch
Life’s been busy as I got back into the swing of things after spring break, but we’re finally reaching the point where our last big projects are starting to kick into gear, so I thought I’d go into a bit of what I’ve been working on while I have a second to breathe!
First Month Productivity = 100%
It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve updated about my semester but I’m back to prove that I’m actually learning things! A lot has happened since the last post, so let’s just get right into it.
Week 1 and 1/2, not as good as The Lion King 1 and 1/2
Welcome back to school! Supposedly the wall semester is over, but the classes I’ve started have proven that this one might be the greatest test of my skills yet. Let’s do a quick run through what we’re up to.
Semester Over, Stress Over… For Now
Well, I’m officially home for the semester, so you know what that means! Time to reflect and let you in on what I’ve been up to! Cause it’s a lot!