Designer, Developer, and Pillow Fort Architect

404Sight

Available on Steam (April 2015)

Lead Designer - Graduate Thesis Project

Game Description

404Sight is a free game made in support of net neutrality. It’s a 3D playground runner influenced by parkour running with the addition of a special ping ability that reveals areas that can speed the player up or slow them down. Hidden fast and slow lanes become visible, so it takes a bit of planning to plot a course through a world full of hazards – especially when the internet service providers themselves are actively trying to impede the player’s progress.

In 404sight, the player attempts to traverse a level as quickly as possible without getting throttled by the ISPs, who actively throws slow tiles and inhibitors in their way.

This game was made by Retro Yeti Games, a team of graduate students currently enrolled in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program at the University of Utah.

Contribution

  • Created & Implemented Auto-Rotation System (UE4 Blueprint)
  • Tuned all mechanics and player movement system
  • Designed, tuned, and implemented various levels
  • Wrote initial narrative flow
  • Created & Implemented Steam Achievements
  • Implemented Steam SDK
  • Iterated many features and levels based on feedback and analytics