Jed Merrill, Producer/Game Designer

Hello Virtual Worlds!

“Welcome to my Master Games Studio Entertainment Arts and Engineering blog!  I hope you are entertained and inspired enough to join me on a journey to the next level.”

~ Jed Merrill, Producer

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THEME: The Journey Begins

Rapid Prototyping – Game Design I – Game Production I

AUGUST 2013

Week One

SEPTEMBER 2013

Week Two – Week Three – Week Four – Week Five

OCTOBER 2013

Week Six – Week Seven – Week Eight (Fall Break) – Week Nine – Week Ten

NOVEMBER 2013

Week Eleven – Week Twelve – Week Thirteen – Week Fourteen

DECEMBER 2013

Week Fifteen – Week Sixteen – Grand Finales

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THEME: Semester of Thrones

Projects I – Virtual World Studies – Game Narrative

JANUARY  2014

Week One – Week TwoWeek Three (Global Game Jam) – Week Four

FEBRUARY 2014

Week Five – Week SixWeek Seven – Week Eight

MARCH 2014

Week Nine (Industry Panel) – Week Ten (Spring Break) – Week Eleven (GDC) – Week Twelve

APRIL 2014

Week ThirteenWeek Fourteen – Week Fifteen – Week Sixteen (EAE Day) – Week Seventeen (Finals!)

MAY to AUGUST 2014

Summer Highlights and Fun

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THEME: Elective Heaven

Intellectual Property Law – Game Entrepreneurship / PR – Art for Producers

AUGUST to DECEMBER 2014

This semester I took only electives.  Lots of personal notes, learning, and game design experiences, but no blog posts! To fill the Producer thought vacuum, here’s an animation I made using Maya:

More on Semester 3.

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THEME: Hunger Games

Projects I.5 – Game Ethics – Programming for Producers

JANUARY 2015

Week OneWeek TwoWeek Three

FEBRUARY 2015

Week FourWeek FiveWeek SixWeek Seven

MARCH 2015

Week Eight (GDC) – Week NineWeek Ten (Spring Break) – Week ElevenWeek Twelve

APRIL 2015

Week ThirteenWeek FourteenWeek FifteenWeek Sixteen (EAE Day!)

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THEME: The Force Awakens

Paper Prototyping – Projects II

AUGUST 2015

Week One

SEPTEMBER 2015

Week Two – Week ThreeWeek Four – Week FiveWeek Six

OCTOBER 2015

Week SevenWeek EightWeek NineWeek Ten

NOVEMBER 2015

Week ElevenWeek TwelveWeek ThirteenWeek Fourteen

DECEMBER 2015

Week FifteenWeek Sixteen (EAE Day) – EAE in Cake

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THEME: Thesis Completion and Graduation (and Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals!)

Experimental Games – Projects III

JANUARY 2016

Week OneWeek TwoWeek Three

FEBRUARY 2016

Week FourWeek FiveWeek SixWeek Seven

MARCH 2016

Week EightWeek NineWeek Ten (GDC) – Week Eleven

APRIL 2016

Week Twelve (Imagine Cup Finals!) – Week ThirteenWeek FourteenWeek Fifteen – Week Sixteen (EAE Day)

MAY 2016

Graduation!

BEFORE AND AFTER EAE

Level Zero – After EAE – Imagine Cup World Finals (July 2016)

BONUS CONTENT

“EAE is #1!” ~ The Princeton Review

EAE in Cake

EAE People

EAE Games

EAE Jobs and Internships

References

Play / Read

Points, Badges, Leaderboards

How to Build a Game Library

Learn to Make Games

Care to keep up with what I’m doing?  Connect with me on LinkedIn (business) or Facebook (personal) or contact me directly:

Jed Merrill, 801-815-7777, JedMerrill@Gmail.com

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