Samson Wiklund

Game Designer & Scripter

My name is Samson Wiklund, I am a game designer designer and scripter with a background in Interaction/UX/UI living in Stockholm (willing to relocate). After almost ten years working in the peripherals of the gaming industry as a game journalist, public speaker and chairperson of Diversi – the Swedish non-profit organization for diversity efforts in game business, schools, and culture – I enrolled to Future Games program for Game Design, Sweden’s leading Game Design program, in 2016.

Game Projects

APEX

First Person Runner where you design your own path through an obstacle course

A 7 week project in Unity 5, where I was the sole scripter/programmer.

Tactical First Person Running


Made in 7 weeks in Unity 5 at Futuregames 2017.

My contributions

  • Gameplay scripting
  • Controls
  • UI
  • Level Editor
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Pick Your Potion

VR title developed for Oculus Rift + Touch

A 6 week project in VR with a team of 10 with no previous VR experience.

VR Fantasy Cooking


Made in 6 weeks in Unreal 4 at Futuregames 2017.

My contributions

  • Gameplay mechanics
  • UX
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Great Geam

2.5D Platformer with focus on UI

A 2 week project in Unity to experiment with UI.

2.5D Platformer


Made in 2 weeks in Unity at Futuregames 2017.

My contributions

  • UI
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TurboTrout

2.5D Speed running game for PC

A 9 day project by 8 people without game creation experience.

2.5D Sidescrolling Racing


Made in 9 days in Unreal 4 at Futuregames 2016.

My contributions

  • Movement
  • UX
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Other Projects

Carma Marketing Hub

A multi-functional marketing tool

With customers ranging from small shops to multinational Fortune 500 companies

Marketing Tools

This was the tool I worked mostly in for 4 years at Compost Marketing.

I worked with

  • Data-analysing
  • Design & Layout
  • UX and UI
  • Creating assets
  • Design Campaigns from start to end
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Skills

Engine experience

N

Unreal 4

N

Unity 5

N

Construct

N

Game Maker

Languages

N

C#

N

C++

N

JAVA

N

JavaScript

N

HTML5

N

PHP

Other

N

Adobe Photoshop

N

Adobe Illustrator

N

Adobe Premiere

N

Adobe After Effects

Other experiences

Chairperson

Diversi

2016-present

Chairperson of the Swedish game industry diversity organization.

Game Historian

Sveriges Radio P3

2011-2014

Wrote and recorded video game history segment for Swedish Public Radio.

Editor

IGN.com Sweden

2014-present

Writer, reviewer and editor.

Editor, frontend dev

Svampriket.se

2011-2013

Writer, reviewer, editor, podcaster and front-end developer

Template Dev

Compost Marketing AB

2012-present

Design and code templates for online marketing material and tools.

Template Dev

Timecut AB

2011-2012

Design and code templates for print marketing material and tools.

Host, web & graphics

Spelhjälpen

2015-present

Host and help arrange Swedens biggest charity livestream for games, Spelhjälpen.