Game Description

Whale Wars is a Strategy Game for two Players. Both Players play and control a group of Whales as they continue to fight their ancient war. Players must use the environment to their advantage if they hope to finally win the war.


Development Overview

Whale Wars was designed Mechanic first and then the theme was added on top to make it far more interesting. This is very rare for me as I usually come up with the Story and the Theme and find Mechanics that can exemplify the story and gameplay.

The game was designed around my desire to remove Attack Dice and HP systems that can very often slow down the game. Instead, I wanted to focus on having the environment being a large part of the game. Every unit in this game simply "pushes" units by charging into them. Depending on the momentum of the Unit, that is how far back the unit moves back. If it gets pushed into a coral reef or smashed against the rocks, that unit is destroyed. Different units are able to affect and change the momentum of the Charger so that they can "Push" the units back farther. The goal of the Player is to destroy the opponents King.



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Jonathan Gregoire - Game Design


July 2020

Started at Ready at Dawn as a Senior Level Designer on an unnanounced project.


March 2020

Last days at Naughty Dog working on The Last of Us Part II.


September 2019

Shipped the Last of Us Part II press demo level "Patrol".


May 2018

Started working at Naughty Dog as a Contract Single Player Level Layout Designer on The Last of Us Part II


December 2017

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.


July 2017

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.


November 2016

Began working at E-Line Media again as a Level Designer on an unannounced and untitled game.


October 2016

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.


December 2015

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.


January 2015

Promoted to Lead Designer on Never Alone: FoxTales at E-Line Media.


Summer 2014

Graduated Digipen as a BAGD and with a Cum Laude. Started working at E-Line Media as a Level Designer.


March 2014

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.


January 2014

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:!

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