A Conversation with… Jeremy Moncauskas

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Jeremy Moncauskas from our 14th graduating class, Jeremy is working at Volition in Champaign Illinois.

 

Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry

I am currently an Embedded QA Analyst at Volition in Champaign Illinois. My position means I work directly with programmers and designers on any features that are being implemented. I am involved in the design process from the QA standpoint, finding issues with a feature and I help to find a solution to the issues.

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A Conversation with… Kyle Jensen

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Kyle Jensen who is working at United Front Games, Kyle was also from our 9th graduating class.

 

Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry

I am currently a Game Designer at United Front Games in Vancouver. I’ve worked on Sleeping Dogs, Sleeping Dogs DLC, and currently working on an unannounced title with Nexon. On the Sleeping Dogs projects, I was mainly a combat designer where I helped design and implement combat gameplay. More recently, I’ve had my hand in level design and ability design. Overall, I am much more of a technical designer these days, where I am able to rapidly prototype features to help get my designs across to the rest of the team.

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A Conversation with… Scott Morin

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Scott Morin who is teaching Level Design here at VFS, Scott was from our 9th graduating class.

 

  • Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry

After a few years of jumping studio to studio from the west coast of Canada to the east, I find myself back where it started – at Vancouver Film School. This time around I’m on the other side of the fence, teaching level design. I teach all of the four level design courses here at VFS; theory, practical, application and specialization. I also get to mentor and guide the students along the development of their final projects.

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A Conversation With… Diego Pons

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Diego Pons with Next Level Games, from our 4th graduating class.

 

Q: Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry

Working at Next Level Games as a game designer, currently doing Core Design.

Initially I was hired as a Presentation Designer, but I’ve had the opportunity to do UI Design, Level Design, Project Pitching, Story, Preproduction and even a bit of Environmental Art.

 

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A Conversation With… Vivek Ramkumar

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Vivek Ramkumar, from our 11th graduating class, at his Indie studio in India.

 

  • Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry

In May 2013 I quit my job to go indie. I’m currently ‘running’ a one man studio based in India called Kabuliwala games. I’ve been working on a first person stealth puzzle game that should be out later in 2015.

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A Conversation with… Charles Robert Simmons II

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Charles Robert Simmons II, from our 8th graduating class, at Big Fish Games.

  • Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry

I’m a Game Tester at Big Fish Games. I currently work on the Release QA team. Our main job is to do compliance testing on 3rd party US titles and 1st and 3rd party international titles. From time to time we’ll be pulled off our main jobs and help out other teams clear out their back logs. We’ve done ESRB testing, helped out with various Free 2 Play initiatives and being some of the first to see games in development and giving feedback on them.

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A Conversation with… Jonathan Falkowski

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Jonathan Falkowski, from our 10th graduating class, who is the CEO at Whitebox Games.

 

  • Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry

I have my own company called Whitebox Interactive.  It consists of 25 individuals mainly VFS grads. Being the CEO, you must be able to wear several hats.  One moment you could be in a marketing meeting, then right after that dealing with Game Design issues and customer support.

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A Conversation with… Mack Flavelle

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Mack Flavelle, from our 8th graduating class, who is VP of Marketing at Tapstream.

 

  • Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry

I’m VP of Marketing at Tapstream. We’re rocket fuel for mobile apps. We help developers turn their mobile apps into businesses by providing the tools needed to measure and grow their user base. We’re used by some of the biggest apps on earth- including games.

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A Conversation with… Shadi Dadenji

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Shadi Dadenji, from our 9th graduating class, who just finished the Witcher 3.

 

  •  Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry

I had just finished toiling away on The Witcher 3 in Warsaw before moving to Guerrilla Games in Amsterdam where I’m now a senior technical designer on Horizon: Zero Dawn (chances are you just saw the announcement at e3)

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A Conversation with… Morgan Davidson

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Morgan Davidson, from our 10th graduating class, at BigPark.

 

  • Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games IndustryCurrently I am working as a software engineer at BigPark splitting my time between working on an unannounced project and the next iteration of the NFL video streaming app for Xbox One.

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