(Unity, C#, Web App) Baby Announcement Game
I entered an Indie Game Making Contest with this entry of a Baby Announcement game that you can see at http://adventure-family.appspot.com.
The process of using the game is that you go to the website and fill out the form with the basic information of your current family members, the new baby information, and then save/send the link to your family and friends. They go to the link and are able to go around “helping” the family members accomplish certain tasks to slowly reveal that a new baby is on the way!
The information is saved to and loaded from a database, and injected into a Web Player instance of Unity. This showcases the interactivity possibilities of Unity on a web page, where you can have a really customizable form on a web page and use the information within the game instead of using the in-engine text and form controls which were inadequate for this project.
I modeled the house and characters using the assets in RPG Maker, then imported them into Unity. I used a pathfinding plugin since this was built in Unity 4, but there is a better pathfinding system built into Unity 5 so I would do that differently if I were to update this project. The database server has also been taken down so the save/load functionality does not work currently, but you can still play with the form and see different options and possibilities.
(WordPress) Responsive Weather Background
This project is an exercise in learning more about WordPress Plugins and creating shapes and animation using just CSS.
The plugin adds a representation of current weather conditions at the bottom of the screen. It has both animation and static states, and allows the user to change the location to use with looking up the weather.
The weather is provided using the Yahoo Weather API, and the location lookup uses the Google Maps Autocomplete lookup API.
(C#, .NET, Web App) Story Playground
I worked with Steven Hansen and Porter Nielsen to create Story Playground, a website where you can upload your images, text, and audio to record your stories and send them to friends and family everywhere. Story Playground, created by our software development company Dragon Playground, LLC, makes it simple to create and share your family’s unique stories. All you need is your memory, some pictures, and the internet.
Here is a video showing one of the many examples of stories that have been made using this service:
I helped create this website using ASP.net MVC, jQuery, CSS, and C# back-end logic connecting to SQL Server through Linq to SQL. It is one of the projects that I have worked on that shows my work on Full-Stack development.
(C#, .NET) Pun Attack
This “Humor as a Service” website/application enables you to prank your friends by sending them puns in rapid succession.
We put the effort into creating these puns, and your friends will love and appreciate you, because EVERYBODY loves puns!
I am working with Steven Hansen to create this website, using ASP.net, MVC, C# server code, SQL Server database, jQuery, and CSS.
(PHP, Web App) Mother of All Viewer Tools
This is a project I worked on for Woodland Manufacturing – this viewer tool uses HTML5, SVG canvas, and jQuery/CSS to make the whole experience a Web Application where you can put in multiple text and image layers and move them around via drag & drop, and position them together instead of these items being separate.
(Creative) My Music
I consider myself a Music Technologist. I love music and computers, especially combining the two. I have been able to perform for many concerts, including, but not limited to:
ComedySportz Boise – Comedy Improv,
The Society – Comedy Improv,
Comic Frenzy – Comedy Improv,
Improvised Piano Concerts,
Academy of Comedy – Comedy Improv,
Improv on Broadway,
Concerts in Smith Park,
I am also an accompanist, having accompanied many performers with their vocal and/or instrumental recitals.
If you are interested in having me come perform a concert or at your wedding/reception, or if you need an accompanist, don’t hesitate to contact/follow me on Facebook or Twitter.
I had the opportunity to perform with The Society, a Comedy Improv group, where as part of the performance we created full Musical improvisations. This is one example called “Rexburg Love.”
I taught Improv Piano courses on campus at Brigham Young University-Idaho and as part of those courses we did performances. In these performances we would take suggestions from the audience, such as “3 Notes” or an emotion, and then create an improvised song based on the suggestion. The following video shows one of the performances where we got a suggestion and had two improvisers (myself and Tamesha Udu) create one song on two pianos.
This was my first CD – an emotional exploration, bringing an element of Improv that brings out emotions in a different way.
Gedeborg Family Christmas – 1988
This was a family Christmas project when I was 4 years old. You can hear the music (if you can bear the cuteness) of the whole family.
Inspirational Quotes set to Epic Music
My wife wanted some motivation to wake up in the mornings, so I came up this idea to combine music with inspirational quotes, and it did help us gain more motivation.
(Writing) Different Gamers
I have written articles for the gaming website Different Gamers. These articles combined my love of games and music to help show how the soundtracks of games help make or break the game.
One of my favorite articles was about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, where I discussed some of the effects of music on the brain, as well as nostalgia.
The series of articles that I have written are called “Sound Check” and you can read them here.