I Am A Game Designer


“My name is Brody Salzman, and I am a game designer.”

I oft repeat this line to myself, and I’ve started saying it to other people. I never felt as though it were true until recently. For the past nine weeks, I’ve been in a class where my assignments are about creating small, simple little games. When I got to an assignment in which I had to create a simple 2D platformer with assets not given to us in class, I decided to go all-out and begin creating the first build for a game I’ve wanted to make since high school. As I made my first ever game sprites out of pixel art, that’s when the reality truly sunk in. I’m not just a “Game Design and Production major” in college. I am a game designer.

I might also call myself a game developer or “game dev,” but to me it doesn’t have the same sound to it as “designer.” This part, however, doesn’t matter so much. I’ll be the first to say I’m not 100% proud of the games I’ve been making in my class, but I’ve only just started to learn. I’ve made a top-down maze where the player is a ball, a tiny first-person shooter, a 2D platformer, and a 3D game involving multiple different classes of A.I. enemies. Imagine how much further I can go on my own with the knowledge of how to make even just these kinds of games! Plus, making these games as studies in C# scripting- and each one in less than a week no less- will show my growth as a student studying game design. That being said, I’d like to announce a new section of my Brofolio:

GAME PROJECTS

Sometime this week, I’ll be updating The Brofolio to showcase the assignments I worked on in my Scripting for Game Design class which will include the projects listed above. If you’re a potential employer of mine, I’d like to let you know that while those projects were merely part of a curriculum, they are the beginning of my growth as a game designer. They’re even leading to my own personal experimentation in Unity as I get a feel for the many ways I can use the skills I’ve learned to make unique, fun experiences of my own. Who knows? Maybe by the time you’re reading this, I’ll have created some new projects of my own.

At the end of the day, I am a game designer. No matter what projects I’ve made, I am determined to own that. I look forward to sharing my work with all of you. Thank you for following me here on The Brofolio.

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