In October 2022, I joined Mrs Wordsmith; an education company focused on making learning fun for kids! Specifically, I joined the team that is designing, developing & maintaining one of the company's core products; a game called Word Tag.
Word Tag is a mobile 3rd person platformer which fuses a combination of realtime core gameplay with learning activities in spelling, pronunciation and vocabulary. It is a live game, with an emphasis of updating frequently with more content (levels, items, mechanics) to keep the core audience (ages 7 to 13) returning, playing and learning every day!
On the team, I am a senior game developer embedded in an already established team of 15; 6 of which are engineers.
My contributions on the project are:
Implementing new interaction mechanics; such as carryable physics objects and moving platforms.
Iterating on existing mechanics; such as skating controls, camera, input.
Building custom tools to help other team members (Artists, Level Designers) to improve & speed up their workflows.
Collaborating with Animator to integrate animations into character's logic.
Investigating areas for improving performance.
Maintenance through bug fixing across gameplay systems.
The project was first released publicly July 2021 and had recieved frequent updates since then. Since joining the company, I have contributed to 6 of these updated releases! The project page for the game has more indepth information. You can also download the game for iOS and Android.
Mrs Wordsmith - Company
Christian Rask - Executive Producer
Martin Skytte Kristensen - Lead Engineer
Gabriel Jadderson - Game Developer
Daisy Murphy - Level Designer
Michala Gjol - Level Designer