DevJana.net


@devjana
By day I'm the Technical Director of Research and Development for Preferred Interactive.
By night I'm a game designer/developer currently working on Zillion and Boom Room for Blu Qb.

Current Projects

On what am I spending my time these days, you may ask?


Zillion (coming soon, multi-platform)
Mostly I'm working on Zillion and Boom Room, part of BluQb - a 3 Indie Game Pack that we'll be Kickstarting this March. Here's a walkthrough of the early alpha version that is playable as of March 9th:


Boom Room (coming soon, multi-platform)
No media for Boom Room yet, but some will bec coming soon!.

Action Go (coming soon, iOS):
For this, I'm just doing some sound. It's not a part of Blu Qb and is Here's some vid of Martin, the developer.designer, playing it without sound:

Game History

Most of the games on which I've worked


Down the Tube (2013, iPad, abstract 3D infinite runner)


Duette (2013 iPad, dual piano app)


AliEnd (2012, Android, arcade) Buy it on Google Play ($1.49)


Soundzorz (2012 PC music creation toy, no longer available)


Roy G Beats (2011, Musical Action Tower Defense, 7 Days Interview) Web version, Mac/PC version no longer available.


Stargate: Resistance (2010, PC - no longer available)


Last Portal: Defense (2009, iPhone - no longer available)


Sea Snake (2009, iPhone - no longer available, Garage Games interview)


PsychoDelic (2008, PC - no longer available)


Squaritory (2007, PC - no longer available)


Band History

Most of the bands in which I've played guitar, bass, and/or drums and sang:

Tinynormous (Minneapolis, MN - 2014)


Undergroove (Minneapolis, MN - 2013)


RJ and the Soul (Minneapolis, MN - 2013)


Phil Yates and the Affiliates (Burlington, VT - 2010-2012)


Working Man's Army (Burlington, VT - 2011-2012)


Dragonfly Physics (Burlington, VT 2010-2012)


Dropa (Phoenix, AZ 2009-2010)


Solo (everywhere I've been, it filled a lot of this gap)


Dub 9 (Edinboro, PA 2003-2004)


Cyborg Zygote (Erie, PA - 2002-2003)


Frog Tree Gorge Band (Erie, PA - 2001-2003)


Organic Voodo Machine (Erie, PA 1997-2000)


Flued (Erie, PA 1995-1997)
The "college band". I can't believe I couldn't find a pic of this band...

Sky Father (Erie, PA 1991-1994)
The "highschool band"

8th Grade Talent Show (Erie, PA 1990 - The start)

Work History

Technical Director of Research and Development
Preferred Interactive

Minneapolis, MN
2013-Present

Technical Director
Lucid Global

Sarasota, FL
2012-2013

Assistant Professor of Game Design/Sonic Arts
Champlain College

Burlington, VT
2010-2012

Sound Designer
Firesky

Mesa, AZ
2009-2010

Gameplay Scripter/Designer
Cat's Cradle Studios

Phoenix, AZ
2009-2010

Department Chair of Game Design
Collins College

Phoenix, AZ
2008-2010

Designer/Gameplay Scripter
Notunfun Games

Minneapolis, MN/Phoenix, AZ
2008-2009

Designer/Audio Master
Gallow Games

Minneapolis, MN
2007-2008

Assistant Department Chair of Game Design/Full Time Instructor
Brown College

Minneapolis. MN
2005-2008

Guitar/Bass Instructor
Boca Music

Boca Raton, FL
2003-2005

Guitar/Bass Instructor and Clinician
World of Music

Erie, PA
2001-2003

Guitar Teacher (part time)
Mercyhurst Preparatory School

Erie, PA
2001-2003

Digital Media Specialist
Live Wire Media Productions

Erie, PA
2000-2002

EDUCATION
Digital Media Arts College - Boca Raton, FL
MFA: 3D Animation & Special Effects
2004-2005
Summa Cum Laude

Mercyhurst College - Erie, PA
BS: Computer Systems
1997-2000

HIGHLIGHTS
Speaker: IndieCon 2011 - Burlington, VT: "Indie Game Audio"
Speaker: Independent Games Conference West 2009 - Los Angeles, CA: "Evolution of a Control Freak: The History of Human/Computer Interaction"
iPhone game "Sea Snake": iTunes Staff Favorite March 2009, peaked at #69 on App Store Top Arcade Games 3/09
Small Mental Adventure: Nominated for Best Animation - Great Lakes Film Festival 2005