Carl Sommer: Game Designer

ZORP (Zombie Oblivion Response Pack)

This is a casual strategy game designed to help introduce traditional board gamers to modern hobby games. I designed the game mechanics as well as the graphic design and user experience. Before it was published, the game was tested with nearly 200 players and received largely positive reviews from both regular players and professional reviewers alike.

Carl Sommer: Game Designer

Wonky Rhino Games

I founded Wonky Rhino Games to publish ZORP and future board game projects. In order to raise awareness for both the game and the company, I presented the game at two conventions. In order to build brand awareness I also designed a website, a Facebook app, print materials and social media ad content.

Carl Sommer: Game Designer

Helios Saga

Helios Saga is a video game that features space combat in both a top-down and third person view as well as a leveling system that allows you to buy upgrades for your ship. In addition to the game design and project management, I designed and created the graphics for the UI.

Carl Sommer: Game Designer


V-STAR (Virtual Summer Transition, Advising & Registration) is a website designed to help incoming students at Purdue University transition into campus life successfully. V-STAR is mostly utilized by international students who are unable to attend the on-campus STAR events. I worked with a team of four UX designers to evaluate the old V-STAR website and overhaul it with a user-centered approach.

Carl Sommer: Game Designer

Current Projects

Galaxy in Turmoil: A sci-fi shooter with 64 person multiplayer. I have been working with Frontwire Studios as a UI Designer/Developer for over a year to help bring this project to life.

Predict-IT: A prediction sharing and comparing app that allows you to make and track predictions on sports, business and reality TV. I am currently in the early stages of product design and UX design.

Burrito Truck: A mobile game that was hatched from my work during a recent game jam. I am currently cleaning up the art.

Carl Sommer: Game Designer

Contact Me

Email: carl.sommer@yahoo.com

Phone: 317-201-2665

LinkedIn: Carl Sommer

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