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Mel Avery Rumsey

the nonbinary dev

Just your friendly neighborhood game developer
 

Game design and Development

Angels! Renovate! Spaceships!

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About the Game

The demons are rising up from hell and looking to take over the world! Heaven's most brilliant angels have engineered some holy firepower. Customize your ship and fight off the hoard of demons in this Space Invader style game!

Collaboration Project:

Mel Rumsey - Programming and Technical Design

Meilee Chao - Amazing Art, Design, and Animation

SMASH the Patriarchy

Whack-a-trump

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About the Game

Tired of mansplaining and manspreading? Tired of the system that drags every non-cis-white-male individual down? We can only do so much to tear down this shitty system, sometimes we just need to let off some steam. This whack-a-mole style game may not fix our society, but it might help you feel better for a moment. The replacement for the mole was carefully chosen. Who embodies the Patriarchy more than the twice impeached Donald Trump? 

Education

Game Development

C# and Unity

August 2020

Udemy Certification

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Captain Rumsey: Reporting for Booty

A pirate themed 2D platformer

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About the Game

This project was an assignment 3 for the Code Coven Bootcamp. The assignment was to create a 2D project. I chose a pirate theme and found many free assets online and created my own. I would like to polish it up some more in the future. 

During this project, I learned about implementing sprites, animations, and sound FX to create a truly immersive level. 

All game logic was scripted using C# and Visual Studio Code.

Created with C# and Unity

3D Pacman

A first person look at the Life of Pacman

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About the Game

Have you ever wondered what life looks like from 

Pacman's point of view?

 

Well ponder no further... I created this game from a place of both love and hatred for our little pie shaped friend. I woke up one day feeling inspired to show the world what it looks like to see the world from his eyes and it's nothing short of terrifying...

During this project, I learned about creating 3d models (ghosts were created in Unity), Coroutines and IEnumerators, and score tracking. 

All game logic was scripted using C# and Visual Studio Code. 

Created with C# and Unity

Sci-Fi Puzzle FPS

A first person shooter and puzzle demo

About the Game

Picture this... You are thrown into a market with a grumpy shark man, and negligent "froot" vendor, and a robot that serves a questionable cup of joe.

You are given a mission... Acquire a Weapon.

Navigate your way through this mini puzzle demo. Walk around and interact with the people to figure out what to do.

During this project, I learned about creating missions, making a FPS camera, adding destructible items, and 3d colliders to interact with. 

All game logic was scripted using C# and Visual Studio Code. 

Created with C# and Unity

Education

December 2021

Code Coven Bootcamp

October 2020

Treehouse TechDegree

August 2020

Udemy Certification

Skills

Programming Languages
  • C#

  • C++

  • Python

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • JavaScript

Tools & Technologies
  • Unity Game Engine

  • GitHub

  • Microsoft Office​​

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Unreal4

  • SQL

  • Bootstrap

  • Flask

Interpersonal
  • Team Building

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Customer Service

  • Quality Assurance

  • Problem Solving

  • Troubleshooting

Captain Rumsey: Reporting for Booty

A pirate themed 2D platformer

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About the Game

This project was an assignment 3 for the Code Coven Bootcamp. The assignment was to create a 2D project. I chose a pirate theme and found many free assets online and created my own. I would like to polish it up some more in the future. 

During this project, I learned about implementing sprites, animations, and sound FX to create a truly immersive level. 

All game logic was scripted using C# and Visual Studio Code.

Created with C# and Unity

Voyage Through Space

A Star Trek themed space shooter

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About the Game

This project was a blast. (Pun very much intended)

As a Trekkie to the core, I decided to turn your everyday space shooter into an epic battle against the Borg.

During this project, I learned about implementing sprites, animations, and sound FX to create a truly immersive game. 

All game logic was scripted using C# and Visual Studio Code. 

 

Created with C# and Unity

3D Pacman

A first person look at the Life of Pacman

Screenshot (73).png
About the Game

Have you ever wondered what life looks like from 

Pacman's point of view?

 

Well ponder no further... I created this game from a place of both love and hatred for our little pie shaped friend. I woke up one day feeling inspired to show the world what it looks like to see the world from his eyes and it's nothing short of terrifying...

During this project, I learned about creating 3d models (ghosts were created in Unity), Coroutines and IEnumerators, and score tracking. 

All game logic was scripted using C# and Visual Studio Code. 

Created with C# and Unity

Sci-Fi Puzzle FPS

A first person shooter and puzzle demo

About the Game

Picture this... You are thrown into a market with a grumpy shark man, and negligent "froot" vendor, and a robot that serves a questionable cup of joe.

You are given a mission... Acquire a Weapon.

Navigate your way through this mini puzzle demo. Walk around and interact with the people to figure out what to do.

During this project, I learned about creating missions, making a FPS camera, adding destructible items, and 3d colliders to interact with. 

All game logic was scripted using C# and Visual Studio Code. 

Created with C# and Unity

Education

December 2021

Code Coven Bootcamp

October 2020

Treehouse TechDegree

August 2020

Udemy Certification

Skills

Programming Languages
  • C#

  • C++

  • Python

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • JavaScript

Tools & Technologies
  • Unity Game Engine

  • GitHub

  • Microsoft Office​​

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Unreal4

  • SQL

  • Bootstrap

  • Flask

Interpersonal
  • Team Building

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • Customer Service

  • Quality Assurance

  • Problem Solving

  • Troubleshooting

 
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Hi, I'm Mel!

I have been a gamer since I was five.

 

I have busted crates on Crash Bandicoot, tanked the biggest bosses in the World of Warcraft, and slayed countless dragons on Skyrim, but it never occurred to me that I could turn this passion into a career.

 

To this point I have had an eclectic work history from which I have learned some very valuable skills.

As a machine operator, I learned how to be an excellent problem solver and troubleshooter.

As a manufacturer and a receptionist, I have learned how to manage my time efficiently to maximize productivity, and the value of organization.

As a manager, I learned soft-skills like communicating effectively with my team and clients.

As a photographer, I learned that I am extremely adaptable and a learning enthusiast that loves to apply new skills.

As a python and data analysis student mentor I have learned how to debug and offer feedback for improving others’ code, writing my own programs, providing support for imposter syndrome, and maximizing online learning success.

I have learned that no matter what job I am doing, I give it my all and I take pride in my work.

 

I used to believe that all of these skills were unrelated, but have since discovered that they combine synergistically to give me the ability to excel as a programmer. I have found that learning how games work from the inside, building the behaviors using code, fixing the errors, succeeding and having a finished game that people enjoy is where my heart is.

 

I have finally discovered that programming games is where my greatest passion and greatest talent intersect. I am hopeful and excited to join your team and continue to grow into the game developer that the little five year old playing games would admire.

 

Contact Me

TX Based | Email: melavery6321@gmail.com

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