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Hi There!

My name is Steven Harmon. I'm a level designer and mocap tech with a passion for creating immersive liminal experiences that evoke strong emotional reactions and tell a story. I'm currently a junior Interactive Entertainment & Game Design Major at USC, graduating May 2021. My background is 10 years of theater. I love analyzing film composition, making things out of cardboard, hiking & camping, skateboarding, film, toilet academia, ASMR, and pecan pie. 

I've been making games since 2011. Self-taught until college with over 50 games made and released to date, one of which holds an honorable mention at the 2017 Independent Games Festival. I strive to make games where there are no barriers between developer and player, games that can be mistaken for electronic poltergeists, cozy games, educational, and comedic games. Ultimately, I'm making games that can make the world fairer by breaking down the broken systems in our day to day lives, abstracting them, and crowdsourcing solutions through play.

I currently organize USC Game Space, a local co-working space, and serve as a Unity Student Ambassador and volunteer part-time with GaymerX writing a free guide book to get more people making games. I currently work as a contracator at House of Moves and summer of 2020 will be working at Activision Central Tech.

WORK EXPERIENCE

House of Moves

Contractor

2019


University of Southern California

Resident Assistant at Parkside Arts & Humanities Residential College

Student Teaching Assistant for CTIN 101 & 506

2018 - present


StevenHarmonGames,LLC

CEO & Independent Developer

2015 - present


Serenity Forge

Design Intern

Summer of 2015

SKILLS

Game Design

Level Design

Game Prototyping


Game Scripting : C# (Unity), C++ 


3D Modeling & Animation

Motion Capture

Photogrammetry

Video Editing (2D, VR, Stereoscopic)


Acting, Playwrighting, and Directing

Tap Dancing

Sewing & Physical DIY


Mandarin Chinese (HSK 3)

SOFTWARE

Unity (guru) / Unreal (learning)

Visual Studio + Perforce (P4V)

Source Tree + Bitbucket

SteamCMD + steampipe

Xbox One Manager

Maya + ZBrush + Substance

Blender 2.8 + fSpy + Meshroom

Sketchup

Gimp / Photoshop / Paint.net

Motion Builder (3d) / Fire Alpaca (2d)

Audacity / Mp3Tag / AudioSauna

Davinci Resolve / Movie Maker

Game Maker / Twine

Favorite Games

Please let me talk your ear off about these games

Skyrim

Many summers well spent.
Being able to have ultimate freedom after exiting the first cave and seeing a mountain on the horizion. Pure escapism.

F.E.A.R

Besides being a technical masterpiece for the time, F.E.A.R to this day has some of the best gunplay, AI, and sound design in any fps game.
Hire me to make it in VR please!

Champions of Norrath

A top notch sword & sorcery RPG but more importantly a great backdrop to the bonding that took place between my dad and I. This game will forever hold a spot in my heart.

Always Sometimes Monsters

Probably the most realistic RPG I've ever played. There wasn't any morality system, but each decision I made shaped my perception of who I was both in and out of game.

Thomas Was Alone

The first game to have me cry...
And they were just cubes...
The best example of a good indie game. Smart production and simple but effective execution in art, voice acting, and music.

Raft Wars

I grew up on flash games both on miniclip, cartoon network's Ed Ed n' Eddy demolition derby, Lego's Mars Mission RTS, Raft Wars represents that golden era of games for me.

SOME OF MY INTERVIEWS

ESA SCHOLAR VIDEOS

"I am my work and my work is me"
2017 - 2018

"It's a great feeling to be understood, and I never want to let that go"
2018 - 2019

"Make the world a little smaller and the industry a bit more inviting"
2019 - 2020

MY ACADEMIC PURSUITS

TOILET GAME STUDIES

The International Journal of Game Toilet Research exploring the rich wealth of game (both digital & analog) toilets.  A non-profit, open-access, crossdisciplinary academic journal for the ongoing discussions on toilets in gaming.

LEARN MORE ABOUT TOILETS

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD DONATE?

I'm a poor college student and rarely charge for my games. If you enjoy my work, consider donating please.

My paypal.me

MISC LINKS

Here's my       facebook
                              ranty blog
                          youtube

COLLAB?

Still in school and very busy, but willing to collab depending on the project! Can also do commissions and freelance work! Musicians please send me your soundcloud, always looking for music for my games!

MONETIZATION PERMISSION

Make let's plays and reviews of my games, you have my complete explicit permission to do so. If you write something, send me a link to the story once it's published! :)