Chris DeLeon's Work in Games, Entertainment Apps, and Related Software


I help people make their own videogames, via Gamkedo and HobbyGameDev.

I also founded VGDev and cofounded Game Creation Society. Many of the team projects that I worked on were created in those videogame development clubs.

Most games here are non-commercial: developed for free, and available for free. Exceptions, from my professional game making years, are marked commercial project.

I'm on Twitter as @HobbyGameDev • In grad school I studied pinball's connections to videogames: narrated slides / master's thesis



Which projects should be listed below?

Finished, & Hide Minor Roles Popular Non-Commercial Professional Solo Projects Minor Roles All


Currently in Development
ElectroTerrestrials
incomplete
Video

Coming
Dec 2014
5 college students

12 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
programmer
core gameplay design
level design
Electrical alien turrets battle for control in close quarters. Class Project Tools: C# in Unity
Project #92
Light Hook
More Info / Video

Windows Zip / Mac Zip
Aug 2014 6 internet collaborators

3 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
team lead
core gameplay
lead programmer
addl. models and level design
Grapple to any surface to explore surreal sci-fi/paranormal environments. r/hobbygamedev Tools: C#, Unity, Blender, GIMP, Audacity
Project #91
Swing-It
More Info

Play In-Browser (Unity) / Article About Swing-It Art

Among the first games completed by r/hobbygamedev
May 2014 3 internet collaborators

3 weeks
Unity DeLeon's Roles
background art
player sprite
level design for 2 stages
Hardhat worker grappling around a construction site collecting coins. r/hobbygamedev Tools: Photoshop, Unity for level layout
Project #90
Grocery Simulator 2013
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Unity)
Dec 2013 2 college students

2 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
programmer
Co-op grocery shopping simulation. Class Project Tools: C#, Unity, Maya, Photoshop, Audacity
Project #89
Hoverboard Stickfighting Devils
More Info / Video

Dec 2013 Solo

7 weeks
Unity DeLeon's Roles
all
Knock fighters off their hoverboards in hand-to-hand combat. Class Project Tools: C#, Unity, Audacity
Project #88
feelforit 2


Aug 2013 Solo

2 days
Sifteo DeLeon's Roles
all
Multiplayer sequel to the iPhone game of the same name. Unreleased for contractual reasons. Hobby Tools: C++
Project #87
Black Oak Manor
popular project
More Info / Video

Windows zip (network 2 computers) / Mac zip (network 2 computers)
May 2013 13 college students

8 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
weapon icons
design for level rooms
Overhead 1-vs-4 horror-themed action game, with humans teaming up against a monster. Requires 2 computers, multiple players, and multiple USB game controllers. VGDev Tools: Photoshop for icons, TuDee for room design
(minimal involvement)
TiBiDaBo
More Info / Video

Play in-browser (Unity)
May 2013 12 college students

4 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
special effects art and programming
3D space shooter inspired by Galaga's arcade gameplay. VGDev Tools: C# in Unity
Project #86
Fragile
More Info / Video

Windows Zip / Mac Zip
May 2013 4 college students

4 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
puzzle and addl. world design
Puzzle adventure game in a deserted place. VGDev Tools: Unity for level design
(minimal involvement)
Avenir Racing
More Info / Video

Win32 Zip / Mac Zip / Win64 Zip
May 2013 10 college students

8 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
scripting for 3rd person chase camera
Smooth racing game with wild tracks and realistic physics. VGDev Tools: C# in Unity
(minimal involvement)
Infection
More Info / Video

Windows Zip / Mac Zip / Linux Zip
May 2013 8 college students

4 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
sound effects
Play as a swarm of viruses battling against blood cells. VGDev Tools: Audacity
Project #85
Believers Bedlam
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Play In-Browser (Flash)
Apr 2013 7 college students

2 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
project management
engine programmer
character portraits
animation
Minimal overhead RTS game with fairy tale characters compete with holiday characters over the attention of young consumers. Class Project Tools: ActionScript 3, Photoshop
(minimal involvement)
Dreamwalker
More Info / Video

IndieDB Downloads
Apr 2013 6 college students

2 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
technical advisor (minimal involvement, safety net)
Horror game about lost children's souls in a field where the weather makes it hard to see. Class Project Tools: Phone, meetings
Project #84
Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza
More Info

Play In-Browser (Flash)
Apr 2013 Solo

2 days
Flash DeLeon's Roles
all
(tiny art/joke project)
Short trivia and humor game made as part of a creative art project. Hobby Tools: ActionScript 3, Photoshop
Project #83
Ms Vision by Proxy
popular project
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash)
Feb 2013 10 college students

18 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
only programmer
lead level designer
Puzzle platformer. Sequel to VbP:SE with twice as many types of eyes and levels. Hobby Tools: ActionScript 3, in-engine custom level editor
Project #82
Joyride
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Unity)
Dec 2012 14 college students

4 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
project lead
only programmer
all. level art
3d models
wild west level design
Use a seatbelt blaster to shoot at a ninja running alongside the car. Supports same screen multiplayer. VGDev Tools: C# in Unity, Maya, Photoshop
(minimal involvement)
Fanboy
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Unity)
Dec 2012 9 college students

4 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
programming support
cloud expert
Kick birds and keep your balloons from getting popped in this whimsical action game. VGDev Tools: C# in Unity, Unity for level design
Project #81
VectorVerse
More Info / Video

Windows Zip
Dec 2012 5 college students

4 months
Java DeLeon's Roles
addl. level design
Fast-paced line art shooter with many stages and ship upgrades. VGDev Tools: Custom level design tool
Project #80
Game-o-Matic
More Info / Video

Try in-browser (Flash)
Jul 2012 6 college students, plus 2 advisors

9 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
client-side tool development
initial gameplay architecture
addl. gameplay code
Tool for rapidly authoring basic web games based on noun-verb diagrams and custom images. Class Project Tools: ActionScript 3
(minimal involvement)
Ninjas Don't Like Trains
popular project
More Info / Video

Android Install
May 2012 9 college students

4 months
Android DeLeon's Roles
collision algorithm and file format assistance (minimal involvement)
A ninja jumps across traintracks and blows up robots while doing so. VGDev Tools: Whiteboard, meetings
Project #79
Freezing Solid
More Info / Video

Windows Zip / Mac Zip
May 2012 7 college students

4 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
project lead
lead programmer
main gameplay
level design
3D hovermech battle action with vector-style graphics. VGDev Tools: C# in Unity
Project #78
Crystal Ball
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Unity)
May 2012 5 college students

4 months
Unity DeLeon's Roles
engine programming
level design
Marble rolling 3D platform game. VGDev Tools: C# in Unity, Unity for level design
Project #77
NumNoms
More Info / Video

Download for iOS
May 2012 9 college students

4 months
iPad DeLeon's Roles
main gameplay programmer
2d artist
Counting game designed for kids. VGDev Tools: Objective C with Cocos2D, Photoshop
Project #76
Commie Car Combat
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash)
May 2012 3 college students

4 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
car and level art
Armed vehicles battling overhead, with powerup drops. VGDev Tools: Photoshop
(incomplete, doesn't count)
Flatland
incomplete


Java Jar Zip
May 2012 2 college students

3 months
Java DeLeon's Roles
art
RTS game inspired by Edwin Abbott's 1884 classic. VGDev Tools: Illustrator
Project #75
Digital Improv Project (Kinect for gesture recognition)
More Info / Video

Apr 2012 5 college students plus 1 advisor

9 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
all client code (not the AI simulation logic or data)
Simulation of interacting with actors for an improv game called Three Line Scene. Class Project Tools: C# with XNA for Kinect input
(incomplete, doesn't count)
Boom
incomplete
commercial project


Jan 2012 5 professionals

4 months
PS3 Home DeLeon's Roles
game design
Tanks versus battleships game. Was doing design for a company that closed before the game's completion. Contract Work Tools: Excel, Word, Illustrator
Project #74
Zylatov Sisters
popular project
More Info / Video

Dec 2011 10 college students

4 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
project lead
programmer
main design
eraserbot
special weapons
Arcade-style side view platforming gun action. Supports local co-op. VGDev Tools: ActionScript 3, Photoshop, Audacity
Project #73
Exxak
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash)
Dec 2011 4 college students

4 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
writing
tile art
level design
Overhead sprite-based cave shooter. VGDev Tools: Photoshop, text editor for level design
Project #72
Jetpack James
More Info / Video

Windows 7 Zip / Required: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 / Required: Kinect SDK Beta version 2
Dec 2011 6 college students

4 months
C# with XNA DeLeon's Roles
programmer
artist
Jetpack game through caves on Mars. The Jetpack can be steered using a Kinect if available. VGDev Tools: C# for Kinect, Photoshop
Project #71
Battle Boats
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash)
Dec 2011 5 college students

4 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
environment art
weapons art
Simple MOBA between two seafaring armies. VGDev Tools: Photoshop
Project #70
Digital Improv Project (iPad input edition)
More Info / Video



Presented at Chicago Improve Festival
Oct 2011 5 college students plus 1 advisor

9 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
all client code (not the AI simulation logic or data)
Simulation of interacting with actors in an improv game called Party Quirks. Class Project Tools: Objective-C for iPad, Processing for stage and animations, custom animation tool and format
(incomplete, doesn't count)
SFC Playable Prototype C
incomplete
commercial project


Aug 2011 Solo

3 weeks
Facebook DeLeon's Roles
all for prototype
Social in an unusual way. Cannot discuss. Did not turn into a released game. Will Wright's entertainment R&D company Tools: PHP, MySQL
Project #69
Vision by Proxy: Second Edition
popular project
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash)

Played over 7 million times worldwide. 1st Place in Student Showcase at SIEGE.
Aug 2011 4 college students

9 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
only programmer
all level design
Puzzle platformer. Play as an alien that needs to see the world through the eyes of others to advance. Hobby Tools: ActionScript 3, in-engine custom level editor
(incomplete, doesn't count)
SFC Playable Prototype B
incomplete
commercial project


Jul 2011 Solo

2 weeks
Unity DeLeon's Roles
all for prototype
Funny gameplay. Cannot discuss. Did not turn into a released game. Will Wright's entertainment R&D company Tools: C# in Unity
(incomplete, doesn't count)
SFC Playable Prototype A
incomplete
commercial project


Jul 2011 Solo

4 weeks
Unity DeLeon's Roles
all for prototype
Very fast gameplay. Cannot discuss. Did not turn into a released game. Will Wright's entertainment R&D company Tools: C# in Unity
Project #68
MechStrike
popular project
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash)
May 2011 9 college students

4 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
project lead
only programmer
main gameplay
mech animation tool and authoring
Allocate dropship weight between various unit types, then spectate as the done vehicles battle. VGDev Tools: ActionScript 3, Photoshop, Audacity, custom animation tool
Project #67
Torr of Thor
More Info / Video

Windows Beta Zip (17 MB)
finished version link broke, will find and upload soon!
May 2011 8 college students

4 months
Game Maker DeLeon's Roles
player art
world art
addl. sound
Action adventure overhead game with puzzle elements. VGDev Tools: Photoshop
(minimal involvement)
Beast Battalions
More Info / Video

Windows Zip
May 2011 6 college students

4 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
battle background art
Turn-based battle game with robots that morph into animal form to change abilities. VGDev Tools: Photoshop
Project #66
Silver Clouds Puppets
More Info

Play In-Browser (Unity)
May 2011 4 college students

4 weeks
Unity DeLeon's Roles
programmer
addl. design
Digital remake of a classic Warhol art piece, with character personalities integrated for simple puppetry. Class Project Tools: C# in Unity
Project #65
Relativity Runner
popular project
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Unity)

UCLA Game Art Festival, showcased at Hammer Art Museum
Apr 2011 Solo

3 weeks
Unity DeLeon's Roles
all
Run all over the walls of an MC Escher classic. Controls are suitably nightmarish, to prevent any single viewport from becoming dominant. Class Project Tools: C# in Unity
Project #64
QuitSmoking
popular project
More Info

Play In-Browser (Flash)
Feb 2011 Solo

1 day
Flash DeLeon's Roles
all, except the original image
that inspired the game
Playable adaptation of an artist's anti-smoking image. Hobby Tools: ActionScript 3, Photoshop
Project #63
UAV Game
More Info

Play In-Browser (Flash)

Game made in 7 hours based on a friend's short written spec
Dec 2010 2 college students

1 day
Flash DeLeon's Roles
programmer
Short game with a political message about logistics in wartime. Hobby Tools: ActionScript 3, Photoshop
Project #62
Everyone's Platformer
More Info

Play in-browser
Sep 2010 Solo

4 weeks
Flash DeLeon's Roles
all
Example game levels and content for an engine that I provide the full source code to free to blog readers. Later upgraded and extended for use as the core of Vision by Proxy: Second Edition and Ms Vision by Proxy. Hobby Tools: ActionScript 3, Photoshop, Audacity
Project #61
A-10 Thunderbolt II Costs
More Info

Processing/Java Source Zip
Aug 2010 Solo

2 days
Processing (Windows, Mac, Linux) DeLeon's Roles
all
Action sideview bomber notgame with an implicit political message. Hobby Tools: Processing (Java), Photoshop
(incomplete, doesn't count)
Design for Geography Trivia Game
incomplete
commercial project


Aug 2010 Solo

2 weeks
Design Doc DeLeon's Roles
written design only
Trivia game for training people about geography details. Since I only did the written design and didn't even oversee its implementation I'm not counting this as a complete project. Contract Work Tools: Word
Project #60
Tumult
popular project
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash port) / Download for iOS

#5 in iPad Entertainment (2010)
Jul 2010 Solo

1 week
iOS, Flash port DeLeon's Roles
all
Touch or gesture to put on a show with this instrument for visuals, or just to explore its strange dynamics. Self-Published Tools: Objective-C and OpenGL (iPhone version), ActionScript 3 (Flash prototype and port)
Project #59
A Graphic History of the Honduran Coup
commercial project
More Info



#121 in News
Jul 2010 2 solo app for contractor's content

4 weeks
iOS DeLeon's Roles
programmer
Custom graphical novel viewer created specifically for a political history work. Contract Work Tools: Objective-C
Project #58
Transcend
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash port) / Download for iOS

#36 in Education
Jun 2010 Solo

6 days
iOS, Flash port DeLeon's Roles
all
Excerpts from Thoreau's Walden read aloud as part of an interactive minimalist journey. Hobby Tools: Objective-C, OpenGL
Project #57
feelforit
popular project
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash port) / Download for iOS

IndieCade 2010 finalist
Apr 2010 Solo

1 week
iOS, Flash port DeLeon's Roles
all
Orient your mobile device (or your mouse in the simplified web port) to line up abstract forms. Self-Published Tools: Objective-C and OpenGL (iPhone version), ActionScript 3 (Flash version)
Project #56
Wobbly
More Info

Apr 2010 Solo

5 days
iOS DeLeon's Roles
all
Educational images made gooey and interactive, with tips about their related history or biographical facts. Hobby Tools: Objective-C, OpenGL
Project #55
LASEReflect
More Info



Developed in 36 hours while at GDC
Ranked #53 in Lifestyle
Mar 2010 Solo

2 days
iOS DeLeon's Roles
all
Avoid winning in order to play your own way. Hobby Tools: Objective-C, Photoshop, OpenGL
(minimal involvement)
Makeout Mania
commercial project
More Info / Video



Bronze Award, Pocket Gamer
Feb 2010 4 contractors

4 months
iOS DeLeon's Roles
multiplayer tuning
soundtrack selection
Chain reaction gameplay in a tower sideview of archetypical characters. Contract Work Tools: Objective-C, OpenGL
Project #54
Alice in Bomberland
commercial project
More Info / Video

Download for iOS

Featured in What's Hot
Top Ranked in November 2009
Nov 2009 6 contractors

6 months
iOS DeLeon's Roles
team lead
only programmer
main designer
Dodge explosives and collect dozens of unique powerups in this twist on a children's literature classic. Contract Work Tools: Objective-C, Photoshop, OpenGL
Project #53
Look Deeper: Photo Gallery
commercial project
More Info

Jun 2009 2 solo app for contractor's content

3 weeks
iOS DeLeon's Roles
programmer
Photo gallery and background image collection (not a game). Contract Work Tools: Objective-C
Project #52
iZombie Death March
commercial project
popular project
More Info / Video

Download for iOS

Top 20 in Action and Arcade
May 2009 4 contractors

3 months
iOS DeLeon's Roles
team lead
only programmer
main designer
Shoot zombies. Every level plays differently. Contract Work Tools: Objective-C, Photoshop, OpenGL
Project #51
Games that Blow
commercial project
More Info / Video

Apr 2009 3 contractors

2 months
iOS DeLeon's Roles
team lead
only programmer
addl. design
Set of minigames that all use the microphone input to control the action by blowing into it. Contract Work Tools: Objective-C, OpenGL
Project #50
Burnit
popular project
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash prototype) / Download for iOS / Download HD version for iPad

Spawned numerous clones
HD iPad Version ranked #26 in Entertainment
Dec 2008 Solo

3 weeks
iOS, Flash prototype DeLeon's Roles
all except logo design
Draw with gunpowder and light it. In the mobile version you can burn photographs. Self-Published Tools: Objective-C and OpenGL (iPhone version), ActionScript 3 (Flash prototype)
Project #49
Topple
commercial project
popular project
More Info / Video



#2 Top Paid Game in Winter 2008
Wired Readers Top 10
Oct 2008 2 freelancers

2 months
iOS DeLeon's Roles
main programmer
main game design after prototype
Stack colorful, expressive shapes as high as you can without them falling over. Contract Work Tools: Objective-C and OpenGL, Photoshop
Project #48
SolarSFUN
commercial project
popular project
More Info

Play in-browser (Flash)

Mentioned in WaterCoolerGames as an unusual type of advergame
Jul 2008 2 contractors

4 weeks
Flash DeLeon's Roles
all but art assets
Advergame designed for a solar panel company. Enabled players to earn a discount on real solar panels. Contract Work Tools: ActionScript 3
Project #47
InteractionArtist
popular project
More Info / Video

Play In-Browser (Flash)
Jun 2008 Solo

7 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
all
One experimental gameplay or interactive software project made each day for 7 months. Hobby Tools: ActionScript 3, Photoshop, Audacity



Project #46
Playcrafter.com (discontinued)
commercial project
popular project
More Info / Video

Example Video 1 / Example Video 2 / Example Video 3
Jun 2008 6 startup employees

12 months
Flash DeLeon's Roles
general game design
engine/format co-architect
patent coauthor
Drag-and-drop tool to enable anyone to create and share arcade-style, puzzle, and story web games. ZipZapPlay (now PopCap San Francisco) Tools: ActionScript 3, custom content authoring format
Project #45
Boom Blox
commercial project
popular project
More Info / Video



85 on Metacritic
May 2008 75 professionals

12 months
Wii DeLeon's Roles
level design
developed internal level creation tool
addl. design
Throw things at towers of blocks to complete puzzles and interact with cartoony characters. Electronic Arts Tools: C++, Allegro, VeganEdit (custom level design tool I created)
Project #44
JenniLand
Video

Download Windows Exe
Nov 2007 Solo

3 days
Windows DeLeon's Roles
all
Super Mario-inspired platformer made in only a few days, based on a design request by a non-developer. Hobby Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop
(minimal involvement)
Medal of Honor Airborne
commercial project
popular project
More Info / Video



78 on Metacritic
Sep 2007 350 professionals

25 months
360, PS3, Windows DeLeon's Roles
technical game designer
(partly as intern, partly full-time)
A World War II first person shooter. Electronic Arts Tools: Unreal Engine 3.0 Kismet and UnrealEd, C++, MOHPA engine (early prototyping), Adobe Illustrator
(minimal involvement)
Arbarlith II
More Info

Windows Zip / Linux Zip

Spring 2007 GCS Gold
May 2007 11 college students

4 months
Windows, Linux DeLeon's Roles
sound effects
3D overhead RPG with more monsters and features. Game Creation Society Tools: SoundForge
Project #43
Super Push 64
popular project
More Info

Play in-browser (Unity port) / Download PC Original (7 MB zip)

Part of First Place Videog
Apr 2007 3 college students

2 weeks
Windows DeLeon's Roles
all but 1 textured model and custom input hardware
Short racing game designed for kiosk play, depicting a Carnegie Mellon student tradition: the buggy races. Sigma Phi Epsilon Tools: Originally C++ with AllegroGL/OpenGL but remade in Unity with C#, 3DS Max, Photoshop
Project #42
Ghosts in the Machine
More Info

Windows Zip (6 MB)
Mar 2007 Solo

3 weeks
Windows DeLeon's Roles
all
High speed modern spin on the classic Atari classic, Warlords, with a twist on the input scheme. Hobby Tools: C++ with AllegroGL/OpenGL
Project #41
Trichromic
popular project
More Info

Windows Zip / Linux Zip

Fall 2006 GCS Gold
Dec 2006 4 college students

6 months
Windows, Linux DeLeon's Roles
unit type and balancing
game design
3d models
Advance Wars-style turn-based strategy, with both single player and network play support. Game Creation Society Tools: text editor for ini files, 3D Studio Max, programmer used C++ and SDL
(minimal involvement)
Parasomnia: Decadence of Darkness
More Info

Windows Exe
Dec 2006 13 college students

4 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
sound effects
3D horror survival game. Game Creation Society Tools: SoundForge
Project #40
Operation: Power Monkey
More Info

Windows Exe
Dec 2006 12 college students

7 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
game design
level design
sound effects
3D race against the clock to collect all the bananas. Game Creation Society Tools: Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, SoundForge, custom level creation tool the programmer made with C++ and DirectX
Project #39
Eternal Storm
More Info

Windows Exe
May 2006 17 college students

5 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
team lead
programmer
game design
cutscene art
manual/UI design
voice acting
Isometric sci-fi bombing game. Game Creation Society Tools: C++, Allegro, Photoshop
Project #38
Phi Fighter Attack
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Windows Zip
Apr 2006 2 college students

1 week
Windows DeLeon's Roles
all but voice acting and custom input hardware
Space turret action inspired by Star Wars scenes. Designed for kiosk play. Sigma Phi Epsilon Tools: C++ with Allegro, 3DS Max for models and animation, Photoshop
Project #37
SigEp Trooper Trivia
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Windows Zip
Apr 2006 3 college students

3 days
Windows DeLeon's Roles
all but voice acting and clue writing
Star Wars trivia inspired by the Han Solo disguise scene. Designed for kiosk play. Sigma Phi Epsilon Tools: C++ with Allegro, 3DS Max for models and animation, Photoshop
Project #36
Brad & Roxy's Amazing Downhill
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Windows Zip
Dec 2005 4 college students

4 weeks
Windows DeLeon's Roles
programmer
artist
documentation
sound effects
interface
Side-view skiing game where the player is chased by a monster. Game Creation Society Tools: C++, Allegro, Photoshop, SoundForge
(minimal involvement)
Hegira
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Windows Exe
Dec 2005 13 college students

4 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
sound effects
voice acting
3D space game with voice acting. Game Creation Society Tools: SoundForge
Project #35
Hatchling Smasher
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Windows Zip
Dec 2005 10 college students

2 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
project lead
concept
art
only programmer
Single player and co-op game where alien eggs must be smashed or their spawns must be stopped. Game Creation Society Tools: C++, Allegro, Photoshop
(minimal involvement)
Arbarlith
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Windows Exe
Dec 2005 16 college students

4 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
sound effects
3D overhead RPG. Game Creation Society Tools: SoundForge
(minimal involvement)
Rocker Madness
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Windows Zip
Dec 2005 17 college students

4 weeks
Windows DeLeon's Roles
development director
assistant programmer
backup artist (filled in missing needs)
Platformer inspired by different styles of music. Game Creation Society Tools: C++, Allegro, Photoshop
Project #34
Qubestraphobic
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Windows Zip
Jul 2005 Solo

1 day
Windows DeLeon's Roles
all (demo of a 3D game library)
Approximation of Pac-Man taking place in a 3D area without walls. Hobby Tools: C++ with custom DirectX library
Project #33
Battleship 88
popular project
More Info / Video

Windows Installer (55.5 MB)

Inexplicably popular in Brazil and Czech Republic. Spring 2005 GCS Gold
May 2005 5 college students

5 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
team lead
game design
programming
manual & UI
texture mapping
Arcade-style naval battles. Game Creation Society Tools: C++, Allegro, Photoshop
Project #32
Shotgun Debugger
popular project
More Info / Video

Windows Zip / Linux TarGZ / Mac PPC (pre-intel) Zip

Spring 2005 GCS Gold
May 2005 6 college students

4 months
Windows, Mac (pre-intel), Linux DeLeon's Roles
lead level designer
sound effects
Overhead shooter, with a hacker gun battling with an army of robots behind enemy lines. Game Creation Society Tools: InkScape (for level design), SoundForge, project's programmer used C++ and SDL
(minimal involvement)
Syntek Flips Out
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Windows Exe
May 2005 5 college students

4 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
sound effects
Sideview game where falling blocks build up as the player keeps jumping and dashing to stay on top. Game Creation Society Tools: SoundForge
(minimal involvement)
AEtherNet
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Windows Zip / Mac PPC (pre-intel) Zip
May 2005 4 college students

4 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
sound effects
Overhead space game that takes place in warped space. Game Creation Society Tools: SoundForge
(minimal involvement)
Nibbles Extreme
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Windows Zip
May 2005 5 college students

4 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
sound effects
3D snake game. Game Creation Society Tools: SoundForge
(minimal involvement)
Swapping Action
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Windows Zip
May 2005 5 college students

5 days
Windows DeLeon's Roles
debugging
procedural level algorithm support
Puzzle game in which a circuit needs to be untangled by switching tiles. Game Creation Society Tools: C++, Allegro, Photoshop
Project #31
Sigma Phi Jamsilon
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Download Windows Zip
Apr 2005 3 college students

1 week
Windows DeLeon's Roles
all but musical instrument recording
Music remixing game created for kiosk play. Sigma Phi Epsilon Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop, Poser
Project #30
RCC Card Maker
More Info

Download Windows EXE (4.18 MB)
Apr 2005 3 college students plus 1 advisor

2 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
programming
1 of 3 designers
Greeting card design and export tool. Created for an HCI class assignment. Class Project Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop
Project #29
Saturn Storm
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Windows Zip

Fall 2004 GCS Gold
Dec 2004 9 college students

4 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
project lead
game design
only programmer
Juno Corp artist
Side-view futuristic bombing game. Game Creation Society Tools: C++, Allegro, Photoshop, SoundForge
Project #28
Rowdy Rollerz
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Windows Zip
Dec 2004 6 college students

4 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
project lead
only programmer
sound effects
animation
Real-time ball rolling puzzle game. Game Creation Society Tools: C++, Allegro, Photoshop, SoundForge
Project #27
Mind Breaker
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Windows Zip
Dec 2004 Solo

4 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
all
Stickman fighting game with a variety of different fighters and techniques. One vs many. Includes co-op split screen. Hobby Tools: C++ with AllegroGL/OpenGL
Project #26
SpellCaster
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Jul 2004 Solo

3 days
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Puzzle game with cascading consequences for completing sections. Hobby Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop
Project #25
Dragon of Shiuliang
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Windows Zip
May 2004 5 college students

3 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
project lead
only programmer
level design
Simple, minimal RPG with a couple of towns, no stores to spend money at, and only one battle. Game Creation Society Tools: C++, Allegro, Photoshop
Project #24
Open BubbleBobble
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Windows Zip (650 kb)
Aug 2003 Solo

6 days
Windows DeLeon's Roles
all except for borrowing the
original sprite art and level designs
Remake of the core gameplay functionality from my favorite classic game, Bubble Bobble. Hobby Tools: C++ with Allegro
(incomplete, doesn't count)
GoD 2: Guardian of Dawn
incomplete
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Jul 2003 Solo

4 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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First person shooter in which the player character is invincible, but must protect vulnerable AI allies. Hobby Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop, SoundForge
Project #23
One of These Things is Not Like the Other
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Apr 2003 2 college students

2 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
all but photo clue collection
Sesame Street-inspired game for play at a carnival kiosk, in which players must identify which of 4 things does not belong with the others. Sigma Phi Epsilon Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop
(incomplete, doesn't count)
Guinea Pig
incomplete
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Zone Screenshots / Stage 1 Screenshots

My first massive project in which I bit off more than I could chew. Learned a lot about scope control to prevent feature creep.
Mar 2003 Solo

5 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
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Extremely (overly) ambitious game with destroyable environments, skeletal animation, dozens of weapons, a worldmap of cities with characters that have unique dialog, and more. Hobby Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop, SoundForge
Project #22
Interactive Android Simulator
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4th place in Computer Science at International Science Fair
Dec 2002 Solo

4 months
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Population simulator, with various attributes and interactions between the characters. Class Project Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop
Project #21
Guile of Dybbuk
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Oct 2002 Solo

7 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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First person shooter in imaginative landscapes and a variety of weapons. Player battles demons and robots. Hobby Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop, SoundForge
Project #20
Eloquent
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Jul 2002 Solo

3 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Flashcard-style study program with full support for international characters. Hobby Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop
Project #19
War of the Worlds
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Apr 2002 3 high school students

3 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
all except poems,
concept for 3 levels,
and base IP
Each level depicts a part of the famous radio broadcast. Includes the original broadcast audio and transcript. Class Project Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop
Project #18
Gehdiun
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Oct 2001 Solo

4 days
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Experimental gameplay prototype with juggling many bouncing balls from crossing the center line. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #17
Burn 2
popular project
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May 2001 Solo

2 months
Windows DeLeon's Roles
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5-on-5 interplanetary battle with real-time destroyable terrain. Mechanics inspired by Atari Gravitar. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #16
Habitat Simulator




1st place in category at State Science Fair
May 2001 Solo

4 months
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Animal population simulator, with underlying gene mechanics and partial simulation of evolution Class Project Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop
Project #15
Ka-Bom 2
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Aug 2000 2 internet collaborators

5 weeks
Windows DeLeon's Roles
sprite art
3d models and animation
gameplay design
level design
Remake of the classic Bomberman with more features and a different graphical style. Programmer lost code without backups, cancelling the game. Hobby Tools: 3D Studio Max
Project #14
Swarm
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Old DOS Game Zip (may not play on newer PCs)
Jan 2000 Solo

6 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Side-view space shooter with many different types of enemies. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #13
B-Breaker
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Old DOS Game Zip (may not play on newer PCs)
Aug 1999 Solo

4 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Arkanoid-inspired game with dozens of levels. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #12
Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Ancient History Edition
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Feb 1999 Solo

4 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Trivia question game based on a then-popular TV trivia show. Class Project Tools: C++ with Allegro, Photoshop
Project #11
DelishPong
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Old DOS Game Zip (may not play on newer PCs)
Sep 1998 Solo

2 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Pong-inspired game with local play and multiple types of AI. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #10
911
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Old DOS Game Zip (may not play on newer PCs)
May 1998 Solo

3 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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As a firefighter put out the spreading fires before the trapped people get harmed. (Title is based on the emergency phone number. Made years before, and therefore has no relation to, the Sept. 11 World Trade Center events.) Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #9
Leap Frog
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Old DOS Game Zip (may not play on newer PCs)
Mar 1998 Solo

2 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Color all the pads before any poison frogs catch you. Inspired by mechanics of Q*Bert. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #8
Memory
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Old DOS Game Zip (may not play on newer PCs)
Jan 1998 Solo

1 day
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Simon Says style memory game. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #7
Pac-Deli
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Old DOS Game Zip (may not play on newer PCs)
Nov 1997 Solo

3 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Pac-Man-inspired arcade game with more flexibility in the movement, and a different take on personality for the AI. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #6
Road Rage
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Old DOS Game Zip (may not play on newer PCs)
Jul 1997 Solo

4 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Overhead two player racing game. Includes Destruction Derby-style tracks. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #5
Burn


Jun 1997 Solo

2 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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1-on-1 sideview jet plane battle with laser guns and bouncing bomb debris. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #4
Sky Rake
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Old DOS Game Zip (may not play on newer PCs)
May 1997 Solo

2 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Anti-aircraft game, shooting down planes and paratroopers. Inspired by Ack Ack Attack and Night Raid. Hobby Tools: C++ with assembly graphics routines
Project #3
Fugitive
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Old DOS Game Zip (may not play on newer PCs)

My first graphical game.
Mar 1997 Solo

3 weeks
DOS DeLeon's Roles
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Snakes, escaped from the zoo, eating apples and avoiding the hunters trying to catch them. Single and co-op play. Hobby Tools: C, custom pixel art tool
Project #2
ASCII Games
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Dec 1996 Solo

2 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Simple text-based games when I first began to learn how to program. Hobby Tools: C and C++
Project #1
Mid-1990's Game Mods
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Jul 1996 Solo

5 weeks
DOS/Win95 DeLeon's Roles
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Assorted minor mods for popular commercial games that I enjoyed playing in the mid-1990's. Hobby Tools: Doom, Quake, Descent, Command & Conquer engines and related tools