Shuaiying ’Shane’ Hou

Game Designer and Programmer based in the UK

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Shuaiying ‘Shane’ Hou is a Game Designer born in Shanghai, China and lives in England. He worked for several released game titles and developed over ten mini-games in his spare time.

Shane is working on an indie game project OIC that focuses on the topic of game censorship.


Specialties

Game Design
Gameplay Prototyping
Programming

Skills

Unity3D
Maya
Unreal Engine

Experience

Xindong Network

Lead Programmer, Game Designer

Shanghai, China · 2012.3 – 2016.9

Worked as the team leader of Road to Immortal(神仙道). Participated in new game system design and development, game engine improvement, bug and statistics system, automated distribution system and game localisation.

Participated in early development of Unity3D title Triple Defense(塔塔塔防). Worked as the server programmer and implemented the first version of gameplay server.

In October 2014, led a 4-person-team on prototype development of an unannounced game title. Also had developed over 15 public mini-games and prototypes during the career.

In later career, in charge of making VR games on PS4 based on Unity3D & Unreal technology, Designed a game asset file system and tools.

Education

National Film & Television School

MA Games Design & Development

Beaconsfield, UK · 2017/1 – Present

The National Film and Television School has developed a ground-breaking MA course in Games Design and Development. Combining existing NFTS expertise in character creation, storytelling, design, animation, sound, visual effects (and more!) with the input of established games industry experts, the course perhaps, for the first time ever, genuinely bridges the gap between the worlds of film, television and games in a media production education environment widely acknowledged as one of the best in the world (the school was named the ‘top overseas film school’ by the Hollywood Reporter).

Awards

2018 IGDA Scholar of GDC 2018, IGDA
The scholarships are awarded to the most promising students studying subjects related to games development.
2018 The Grads In Games Awards 2018 – Student Game Award Nomination, Grads In Games
The first-person space puzzle game “The Grandfather Machine” got the Student Game Award nomination of The Grads In Games Awards 2018.
2017 Ukie Student Game Jam 2017 – Best Game, Ukie
The game ‘My body My Choice’ which won the Best Game is a quirky tale of a skeleton who has no body to attend a party.