My name is Austin Roorda, and I make video games!
Games and gaming have always been a huge part of my life ever since I can remember. Having grown up playing games with my brother, cousins and friends – I found myself spending more and more time learning about the history of games and their development.
Now, I’ve developed that passion for games into a career. Be it working in Montreal with a team of talented developers on the next hit mobile game, or working with my own team on our breakout VR Project – there’s always something to be done, a game to be made and a project to manage!
I go by many names – Producer, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Team Lead. Whatever you call me, I’m the person who will keep the team organized and on track to hit their next milestone and content delivery. Let’s create something awesome together!
Check Out My Senior Demo Reel!
Take A Look At My Resume / Certifications!
Whether it’s a Virtual Reality shooter, a Couch-Competitive romp or the next hit Action-Strategy Mobile Game, I have experience developing a large and diverse group of games with multi-disciplined development teams. Check out my portfolio to see all of my projects that I have had the pleasure of working on for the past 4 years!
Take a look at what I’ve been up to and the project I’ve been managing in my Capstone Development Blog Series!
Below are the most recent three blog posts I’ve written about my current senior game project – Cash Force!
Senior Production Blog #10: Sling, Map & Systems!
A lot of new content is being worked on for Cash Force, including our missions, weapon sling system, AI behavior tweaks, art passes and more!
Senior Production Blog #9: Work From Home!
Like many of us, the Cash Force team is now working from home due to our campus closing, so take a look at how the team adapted to this new situation!
Senior Production Blog #8: Alpha Anxiety!
The team continues to work hard despite a difficult two weeks, with lots of last minute changes in scheduling for events and adapting to the COVID-19 situation!
Project Management Intern - Behaviour Interactive
During my Fall Semester of my Junior Year when I studied abroad in Montreal, I was fortunate enough to be offered an Internship as a Project Manager at Behaviour Interactive. I worked with the development team on the recently announced mobile game Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall. I worked directly under the VP of Mobile Publishing as well as the game’s producer to manage the project and assist in content deliveries to HBO. Check out my Blog Post where I go more in depth about my responsibilities and experience at the company!
Champlain College - BS in Game Production Management
I enrolled to Champlain way back in 2016 – and I have been studying as a Game Producer and Project Manager ever since! I have worked on over 10 separate projects during my 4 years at the college, and have worked on projects both inside and outside of classroom as a Producer, Project Manager and Scrum Master. With a passion and drive to create unique and engaging games, I motivate and empower the teams I work on so they can make the magic happen!
Champlain College Emergent Media Center
I was hired by the Emergent Media Center (EMC) during January of 2019 and am currently employed there. I was brought on as a Producer / Project manager for the Alternative Controller Team – and have been responsible for working with the team of 5 other developers to create two separate alternate controller experiences. Alternative controllers defy the conventions of what we believe a controller to be, and how we interact with media. We work to create unique games using emerging technology that are accessible to all.
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