DANIEL KAVANAGH

GAME DESIGNER ∙ PROGRAMMER ∙ MUSICIAN
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Video games do a thing that no other industry does. You cannot be bad at watching a movie. You cannot be bad at listening to an album. But you can be bad at playing a videogame. No other art form does this.

– Dara Ó Briain

My Passion

Ever since I was young I’ve always wanted to be either a game designer or a musician. Game design is currently something I am focusing my energy on. In terms of why I’d like to work in gaming, I’ve been a gamer for a very long time and I’ve always enjoyed the artistic and fun way that the interactive media can deliver experiences.

I like games that have a strong story line or an interesting progression. Music is a vital component in game presentation. I love the way that in a good game the music and game world come together to enhance the playing experience. 


My Project

My project is a top down Zelda 2D RPG aplha. An alpha is a prototype of a game in the early stages of development. The game will consist of an area for players to explore as well as a few buildings and combat encounters. This should display my ability to handle rather simple mechanics in a fun and engaging way.  


My Future

It is my hope that I will be able to work as a designer and maybe a composer for a game studio. It would be very cool for me if I would also able to bring my love of music into the development work on games. I think my passion in both fields would be a really fulfilling career. 


Get in contact with me at showcase@notsodifferent.ie