Eir Causey

Gameplay, Level, VR designer

Profile

Eir has achieved both a bachelors and a masters degree in Video Games Design, and is keenly interested in all aspects of video games. Her background has given her a wide collection of T-Skills: An understanding of code, some experience in art, enjoyment in film-making, some training in game production, a hobby in voice acting, and a specialisation in design.   Her passion for video games has enabled her to explore Film Making via machinima, Voice Acting via mods, Radio Presenting via news and music, Community Management via PCGamer, and Esports via ESL.   Examples of design experience, see below, includes; Gameplay Design, Level Design, Virtual Reality Design, Unreal Engine, Unity Engine, Blueprint, C#

Love Island The Game - Fusebox Games

Design your character, choose who you date, and see the game respond to your choices. Join the cast of Love Island and get ready to start your summer love story!

Role - Junior Game Designer

At Fusebox, I was hired as a Junior Game Designer to work on Love Island The Game Season 4 and Chelsea’s Murder Mystery.

Responsibilities:

  • Tech Pass – Importing and Setting Up episodes
  • Cinematic Pass – Making the episode feel good
  • Work with ChilliConnect for database functionality
  • Implementing a new Wardrobe System
  • Using existing limitations to create new content
  • Helping with design perspective for future tools

Made with Unity & Bespoke Tools. Team of 7 designers, within a studio of 33 developers.

Past Clients

As a solo developer, Trading as Cinimart, I have worked with several clients to create a mixture of digital works, design documentation, and fabricated components.

Projects

XR Games: Under NDA

Lockhouse: Fabrication of puzzle elements (3D printing, CNC machined Signs, electromechanical devices)

Legion Tech: Early level design for HADES 9 (Unreleased). Visible Here (timestamp – 2:26)

PM Screen Group: Creating several game designs to be pitched to a shopping mall. Would be installed in an art installation for walk up play.

 

Panda Palate - Mobile Platformer

Bored of your monotonous life? Only Bamboo on the table? Then join the competition of a lifetime! Panda Palate is a single screen platformer, in which you guide your Red Panda friend across ten levels, attempting to locate fresh ingredients in new locations

Role - Second Designer

Many aspects of the game which i worked on were cut due to time constraints. Responsibilities:
  • Jumping Mechanic.
  • Mini-Games. (cut)
  • “Boss” Levels. (cut)
  • Sound Design.
  • Voice acting (cut)
Made with Cocos2Dx. Team of 9 members.

Watch Trailer

Link here to trailer.

Download Here

Game published on Google Play

Arcane Tails - VR Arena Brawler (Cancelled)

When a spell gone wrong causes all to become somewhat inflated, and only a single dose of the cure remains, what would you do? Arcane Tails is a virtual reality physics brawler, make sure you’re the last player standing by punting all other players off the arena.

Role - Designer

Vertical Slice created for client Red Kite Games. Cancelled due to lack of publisher interest Responsibilities:
  • Gameplay Design
  • Level Design
  • VR Intergration
Made with Unity3d for Oculus Rift. Team of 5 members

Watch Trailer

Link here to trailer.

Game Jam Entries

I join game jams often to create new ideas and gain confidence

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GMTK 2019 - Generations

48 hours to create a game with the theme “Only One”

There is Only One Monster chasing you down, across the generations

There is Only One Level, persistent as each generation makes their attempt at freedom.

There is Only One Input, as you will only need your mouse.

GMTK 2020 - Spy Master

48 hours to create a game with the theme “Out Of Control”

My interpretation was that you were the “Spy Master”, and you work from “Spy Control” and send agents on missions.

Primary objective of the Jam was to learn how to pass and store data within entities. Each “Spy” knows what you gave them, and that factors into success rate when they come back.

Password: portfolio 

GMTK 2021 - The Kingdom Way (Incomplete)

48 hours to create a game with the theme “Joined Together”

Originally started as a 5 person project, eventually worked solo. Primary Goal was to learn Unity Visual Scripting. Didn’t have time to learn how to pass data between objects. 
In the end, annotated game design and made the level playable online.

Concept was to join your kingdom with a distant one through various alliances.

Epic Megajam 19 - Invasion With Style

With a theme of “Down To Earth” and The cats who sit in their space station, experimenting on Catnipium, have just been hit by an asteroid, and now both meteors and Canipium are plumeting to earth! Don’t worry, using their mega space canon, the cats can race down to earth!

ELA - PC adventure game

Thrown from the top of the Tower, you have no option but to climb. For Revenge? For Repentance? Or for the sheer bloody mindedness of it? Your choices will shape your journey. ELA is a vertical slice, created over 7 weeks using Unreal Engine 4. The production has now moved into development of an Episodic adventure game, in which the player climbs each level of the Tower.

Role - Sole Developer

Key Aspects worked on:
  • Blueprint.
  • Camera.
  • Writing.
  • Design.
Made with Unreal Engine 4. With Epic released Art Assets and Not Yet Dialogue System.

Watch Walkthrough

Link here to video walkthrough of vertical slice

Download Here

Vertical slice available for download on Itch.io

Echos - Playstation Adventure

ECHOES is a 3D action-exploration game in which you must go on a journey to unravel your origins. Explore the ruins of a mysterious frozen land, smash crystalline enemies and blockades, unlock new abilities and access stunning new locations.

Role - Game Designer

This was a Playstation First production with Sony as the client. They decided not to take it further. Responsibilities:
  • Level Design
  • Prototype build control
  • Platforming design
  • Exploration
  • Breakables
Made with Unreal Engine 4. Team of 26 members.

Watch Trailer

Link here to trailer.

Imagery used with permission of Tomos Frater                              https://www.artstation.com/artwork/36Nq2