UI / UX / 2D Technical Art project: Yahtzee

Yahtzee with Buddies is a top-grossing free-to-play mobile game (it rolled past 1 million downloads in just 4 days). It brings together the fun, classic board game with a new look for the next generation of players.

My responsibilities include:

  • Bridging the gap between engineering and art to achieve the desired high quality visual standards, while optimising the game’s performance across multiple platforms.
  • Create and integrate visual FX and animations which allow the team to iterate and refine visual features.
  • Provide recommendations, estimates and status updates to the team.
  • Provide support to artists with technical troubleshooting and guidance.
  • UI scripting, shader programming, animation and optimisation.
  • Technical implementation of in-game graphics/animation elements.
  • Participating in R&D of new techniques which could be incorporated into a more efficient art / production pipeline.
  • Supporting the DevOps training and induction of artists to best practices, standards and guidelines, source control, using the game engine and project tools, etc.
  • Setting up the framework for live operations so the game can continue to be supported after release.