Visual Richness of Detail and Its Effects on Character Attachment in Video Games Logo-Carl Sommer: Game Designer Age of Sail Logo-Carl Sommer: Game Designer Ludum Dare 26 Minimalism Logo-Carl Sommer: Game Designer Ludum Dare 27 10 Seconds Logo-Carl Sommer: Game Designer Ludum Dare 34-Two Button Controls Logo-Carl Sommer: Game Designer Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Logo-Carl Sommer: Game Designer



Visual Richness of Detail and Its Effects on Charactar Attachment in Games

  • Role: Design, Art, Programming, UX/UI, Story, Research
  • Tools: Construct 2, Illustrator, SAS, Excel, Qualtrics, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP
  • Team Size: 1
  • Highlights:
    • Thesis research: "Visual Richness of Detail and its Effects on Character Attachment in Games"
    • Point-and-click adventure game
    • Crafting system used for solving puzzles
    • Four distinctly different visual styles of the same game
    • Check out Version 1, Version 2, Version 3 and/or Version 4

Age of Sail

  • Role: Design, Art, Programming, Project Management
  • Tools: Unreal Engine 4, Maya, Oculus DK 2, Perforce, Kinect
  • Team Size: 4
  • Highlights:
    • VR ship sailing/combat experience
    • Physical wheel controls movement
    • Voice commands control cannon, anchor, sails
    • Deck and mattress used to create passive haptic experience

Ludum Dare 26-Minimalism

  • Role: Design, Art, Programming
  • Tools: Construct 2, Illustrator
  • Team Size: 1
  • Highlights:
    • 48-Hour Ludum Dare
    • Play the game here.


Ludum Dare 27-10 Seconds

  • Role: Design, Art, Programming
  • Tools: Construct 2, Illustrator
  • Team Size: 1
  • Highlights:
    • 48-Hour Ludum Dare
    • Play the game here.


Ludum Dare 34-Two Button Controls

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  • Role: Design, Art, Programming
  • Tools: Unreal Engine 4, Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Team Size: 1
  • Highlights:
    • 48-hour Ludum Dare
    • Arena shooter
    • Physics-based environments
    • Dozens of enemies and teammates


Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

  • Role: Design, Art, Programming, Research
  • Tools: Flash, Actionscript 3, Illustrator
  • Team Size: 1
  • Highlights:
    • Featured at the Indiana State Fair
    • Play the game here.

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