Zya (Music Mastermind) – Gameplay Programming Intern

“Zya was founded to democratize music creation and expression through imaginative games and apps. Zya has built the world’s first cloud platform that empowers anyone to express themselves with music. The company holds multiple patents for audio manipulations, gamification and playback innovations, as well as licensing agreements featuring global hits with all three major music companies.”
-Zya Music Website, www.zyamusic.com

As a gameplay programming intern at Zya (Music Mastermind), I assisted the team by prototyping new gameplay ideas for new and existing games. Using Unity and NGUI, I dove into Zya’s already expansive codebase to create new ways of play; created a scripting system for designers to test new features; and prototyped new game ideas. Near the end of my internship I began prototyping an instant messaging system using Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) and app-development tool Xamarin. The messaging app later became Ditty, Zya’s most recently launched app.

(Summer 2014)

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