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Kaylum-Lee Birrell

Games Design, BA (Hons)

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About me

Hi! I’m Kay, and I’m a game designer, primarily. In the games I make I like to focus on mechanics, story, and fun factor. No one likes a boring game. In my third year at Uclan, I created 8 games/prototypes in total, 2 of which were made within a team. I watch a large variety of anime and shows, and have played games all my life, so the ideas and stories I produce are always unique and fresh. I attribute that to all my time-consuming entertainment.

I have a special place in my heart for arcade style games as this is where the games industry started, I have always loved the simple nature of them, but also how challenging and fun they were. My goal as a games designer to make games with those fundamental factors but with my creativeness for storytelling and mechanics.

‘SlimeFall’ – This game was made to be similar to other vertical jumper games, I got the idea for this game from the game jam ‘one button game’ the only controls you have are the jump button.

‘Just a Minor Jump’ – I made this to challenge myself as I just finished Elden ring, and wanted to make a hard arcade game, the main idea came from ‘getting over it’.

‘Boxing Combat’ – This game had a big scope to begin with and as development proceeded, I started to shrink it down, to make a very fun platformer.

SlimeFall

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Just a Minor Jump

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Boxing Combat

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Just a Minor Jump - Screenshots

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SlimeFall - Screenshots

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Boxing Combat - Screenshots

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Character Design - 'King Taiho'

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'Gun Torch' - 3D Model

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UE4 'Bubble Shield' Design

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'Emotion Cards'

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Keywords: Kaylum Birrell, Games Design, Platformer, Unreal Engine, Challange, 2D, 2.5D, Photoshop, UI Design, Prototypes, 8-Bit, Blockout, Boxing, Slime, Gaming, Fun


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