About Me

[ Jess Watson]

This page features a brief overview of my experience, including relevant games and motion capture projects, with links to the associated project portfolio page. If you would like to chat about motion capture, game design, or game dev in Western Australia, feel free to send me an email (Ninjeska [AT] gmail . com) or a message on Twitter (@Ninjeska).


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Games Experience

  • Edith Cowan University

    • Design & Narrative Lead, Sideffect GamePlan 🔗
    • Design Lead, Meningococcal Infection, Awareness Prevention and Protection 🔗
    • Artist & Mocap Tech, Augmented Reality Child Health Interactive Experience (ARCHIE)
  • Black Lab Games

    • DLC Level Designer, Battlestar Galactica Deadlock 🔗
    • Level Designer, Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy 🔗
  • Stirfire Studios

    • Motion Capture Lead, The Dark Room 🔗
    • Quality Assurance Manager, Symphony of the Machine
  • Hungry Sky

    • Game Designer, Beep Repaired
  • Other

    • Game Designer, Omi Oh My Ai (EverySecond Studio)
    • Consultant, 6 Seasons: Care for Country (ECU)
    • Artist & Designer, HyperSmash Heroes (MossWolf Games) 🔗
    • Artist & Designer, Lonely Barks Club (GGJ)
    • Artist & Designer, ReCAPTIVE (GGJ) 🔗
    • Animator & Designer, Ravelength (GGJ) 🔗
    • Solo Dev, Build In Blocks 🔗
    • Designer, Weld Wars Card Game 🔗

Motion Capture Projects

  • Edith Cowan University

    • Sideffect GamePlan 🔗
    • VR Mass Casualty Triage Simulator 🔗
    • Augmented Reality Child Health Interactive Experience (ARCHIE)
    • CO3 Virtual Dance Experience
    • Saxophone Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Research Project
    • E/Motion: Digital Acting and Motion Capture Research Project
    • Charged Art Installation
    • Lectures & Workshops
  • Periscope Pictures

    • Virtual Whadjuk

Awards

  • ECU Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Awards: Inspirational Team (2019)
  • ACS Digital Disruptor Awards: Skills Transformation of Work Teams – Large (2019)
  • Finalist; Serious Games Showcase and Challenge Australasia (2019)
  • Trailblazer, International Access Pass (2019)
  • Top 30 Women In Games, MCV Pacific (2017)
  • Top 100 Women In Games, MCV Pacific (2016)
  • 30 Under 30, MCV Pacific (2016)

Community Engagement

Other things…

  • Talk: Porting Your Thoughts, Games Connect Asia Pacific (2018)
  • Podcast: Party Loaded 146 “Room to Move” (2018)
  • Panel: Women in Games, Australian Computer Society (2018) (link)
  • Talk: Humans of CoderDojo (2017)
  • Mentoring: The Innovator’s Tea Party (2017)
  • Panel: Making Games in Perth – The Indie Story, Oz Comic-Con (2016)
  • Podcast: Pixel Sift Episode 10 (2016)
  • Other: Perth Games Festival Feature, Undercurrent WTV (2016)

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