Scott Beecher

  • Game Designer
  • Mansfield, MA

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Hello! My name is Scott Beecher, and I am a recent graduate from Champlain College with a Bachelor's Degree in Game Design. Thanks to the staff and students there, I gained experience and developed expertise in level design, systems design, narrative design, and game testing. Figuring out just what makes a game good and how to architect a precise gameplay experience is fascinating to me. If you're hiring, recruiting, or just want to ask me a question, do not hesitate to email me at stbeecher@yahoo.com or send an invitation on my LinkedIn profile below.

I have a strong passion for game design, but I also have a passion for writing and creative storytelling. I believe games to be one of the most unique and interesting mediums with which to tell a story, as the added interactive element allows for all sorts of unique storytelling opportunities that you can’t find in most mediums. As such, I believe the skillsets of game design and storytelling blend together excellently, allowing both the game's design to help tell the narrative, and the narrative to help drive the flow of the game and motivation of the player.

Experience

Lead Instructor at iD Tech Camps

June 2017 – August 2018 Franklin/Waltham/Quincy, MA

Lead Instructor at a day camp for two consecutive summers, at camp locations at Dean College, Eastern Nazarene College, and Bentley University. Served as role model and leadership figure for all campers

Taught campers aged 9-15 the processes and theories of game design and coding, in the following programs: Unreal Engine 4, Autodesk Maya, Java, Hammer Editor, Clickteam Fusion 2.5, RPG Maker MV

Took over responsibilities of the Director when they were sick or busy. Included camper check-in and check-out responsibilities, as well as first-day procedures such as running emergency drills

In charge of student medications throughout the week, keeping track of health and safety concerns

Game Design Instructor at One Up Games

October 2017 – Present Plainville, MA

Instructor of once-per-week classes at independent location in Plainville.

Teaching Game Design using Unreal Engine 4, basic programming using Scratch and Game Maker, and YouTube channel creation and management to students aged 8-12.

Also taught a weekly course on Game Maker to a local elementary school

Game Designer (Contract) at Post Human Video Games

September 2016 – March 2017 Online

10-15 hr/week online contract for a startup game company.

Worked on early-stage design in Unreal Engine, including level design and systems design

Program Assistant at Emagination Computer Camps

July 2009 – July 2011 Waltham, MA

Spent three consecutive summers as an assistant counselor

Provided assistance, guidance, and protection to younger campers

Assisted counselors and answered camper questions during labs and workshops

Education

BS in Game Design at Champlain College

August 2012 – May 2016 Burlington, VT

Taught by game industry professionals

Awarded Dean’s List for three separate semesters

Spent a semester abroad in Montreal, Quebec in Fall 2014

Designed and developed games and prototypes in Flash, Unity, and Unreal – both alone and in teams

Skills

Unreal Engine 4UnityMicrosoft OfficeGoogle SheetsAdobe PhotoshopHammer EditorAdobe FlashMayaGame MakerC#PythonC++

Specialties

Narrative DesignLevel Design

Awards

Dean’s List, Champlain College

Certificate of Animation, Rhode Island School of Design

Certificate of Cartooning, Rhode Island School of Design

Certificate of Game Design, Rhode Island School of Design