In 2013, I won Gold in the GDC Game Narrative Review contest. The paper I wrote focused on how Majora's Mask used its gameplay to tell its narrative and how we can apply those same concepts to modern games.
The International Game Developer's Association decided to publish an article I wrote and submitted to them on their Perspectives Newsletter. The article is about how Board Games act as the core ruleset to all video games.
This Transmedia Universe plan further explores the universe I created for Exitus, looking at how to expand the characters and stories into other media, like books and/or movies.
Old Debts is a comic I made for class about an old knight, forced out of retirement in an attempt to slay the last dragon and rescue his granddaughter. The story examines an old man at the end of his life as he thinks about who the real monster is and the cycles of hatred.
This comic is an exploration of a game concept called The Unretired Knight that looks to combine Secret of Mana gameplay with PS1-era low-polygon and sprite art style, but updated with lighting techniques and HD sprites..
Abigail, Arizona is an RPG System designed to be enjoyed by anyone, young or old. The system is simple and flexible and takes the Players on a journey to 1872, the Wild West.
I wrote a short paper examining the design decisions that went into TMNT and Boot Hill and how these design decisions created completely unique and different experiences for the Player.
Jonathan Gregoire - Game Design
I started doing contract work for a start-up company called MyPad3D that focuses on VR experiences for corporate products.
More interestingly, I have begun to prototype my own card game on the side and have been volunteering with Sunbreak Games on an unannounced product.
With a heavy heart, E-Line Media has shut down the Seattle studio, laying off everyone including myself. I am currently looking for new opportunities.
Began working at E-Line Media again as a Level Designer on an unannounced and untitled game.
Updating my website to reflect the work I did on the Forest Song with Colabee Studios. Unfortunately due to funding issues, I am no longer with them, so I am currently looking for new opportunities.
Lots of new stuff since I last updated. Added in a short comic I made called Old Debts. Also have put up information about my role(s) on Never Alone and Never Alone: FoxTales.
Promoted to Lead Designer on Never Alone: FoxTales at E-Line Media.
Graduated Digipen as a BAGD and with a Cum Laude. Started working at E-Line Media as a Level Designer.
Uploaded a new Beta build of Chained. Also just put up the old builds of the game for anyone interested in our very quick process and progress.
I recently wrote a paper that was published for the IGDA about the benefit of Paper Prototyping. You can read it at this following link: http://newsletter.igda.org/2013/11/30/student-beat-faceoff-the-influences-of-board-games-on-video-games/#!