Hi, I'm Erica.
I am a senior at Rutgers University. In the past I have collaborated in professional environments and utilized my range of technical skills involving object-oriented design, mobile development, and web development.
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Writing games helps me practice designing intuitive UIs, learn new programming languages and strengthen my current understanding of data structures and algorithms! I love to meet indie devs and other creatives to see what makes them tick. My passion for development led me to participate in the Aresty research program at my university, where I hope to create a serious game project similar to fold.it. I have also taught programming, 3D modeling, and level design at wide ranging levels of difficulty to kids and adults with special needs . Here are some of my projects!
Eating Disorder Interactive Novel
A friend and I are working on an interactive novel about a person whose partner is suffering from an eating disorder. Our goal is to promote early intervention by helping players recognize symptoms early on. After announcing our game, we received many responses from adults who said that they had experienced eating disorders and did not have the perspective to realize until it was too late. These messages are a huge motivation for us!
This game was made in 48 hours for a game jam hosted by the educational YouTube channel known as Extra Credits! The theme of the jam was "Connect", so I made a connect-the-dot game. By playing, you could draw art history classics like a triangle, the Mona Lisa, and that meme of Jeff Goldblum. The Extra Credits staff played my game on Twitch and featured it in their jam compilation video!