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Q & A | Meet Eric | CBG Game Designer

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Education?
  I have a MS in Game Design & Development from RIT.

Experience with games/gaming:
  I have been playing games for as long as I can remember. My first gaming system was the Sega Genesis, I currently have a PS4, 360, Wii and a PC rig. The first game I made was pong in the 10th grade in c++. Since then I’ve worked on shmups, 3D platformers, card games, and FPS on PC, mobile, web and the 360.

Favorite games to play in your spare time?
  TF2, Payday 2, and Sanctum 2. If I have more than an hour to play a game I like to play the next game in my backlog of games in my library.

Favorite type of games to make?
  I like to work on anything new and interesting but I’ve always liked working on platformers.

Do you have a favorite character?
  Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series.

If you could have a game designed around your life what would you call it?
  Adventure Time

What was the first game you created?
  Pong

What inspires your ideas & creativity?
  I find ideas from everything I do. From TV, music, movies, games or just staring out a window letting my mind wonder.

How do you stay motivated when you hit a wall?
  When I hit a wall I have to take a step back and do something else for a bit and come back to the problem with a fresh pair of eyes.

Do you listen to music while you work?
  Yeah I have several Pandora stations that I mix on shuffle depending on how the current task is going

What are your top 3 tools to work with?
  Unity, whiteboard, Google

What is your favorite thing on your desk?
  Sack Thing plush

What does your desktop look like?
  Some type of nature pic as the background and everything is clustered into groups by use.

What do you think is in store for the future of mobile games?
  More cross-play games that let gamers gain something in the console or pc main game.

Any other fun facts, hobbies, favorite gaming blogs/forums?
  I co-presented a poster at SIGGRPAH 2011 on using semiotics to create a type of blueprint of a game’s level and even the overall game progression.

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