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Benjamin Arthur Szymczak

45468 Heatherwoode ln                                                               szymcz14@gmail.com

Macomb, MI 48044                                                                 Mobile: (586) 822-1110

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science                      

College of Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Graduation: May 2013

Cognate: Game Design Specialization

Overall GPA: 3.54

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Programming Languages: C, C++, C#

Applications: Visual Studio 2010/2012, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine 4

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Gameplay Programmer

High Voltage Software, Hoffman Estates, IL

July 2013 – October 2015

  • Program video games for clients and original property using C++
  • Worked on PS4 launch title Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
  • Created games such as Saints Row: Gat out of Hell and Mortal Kombat X

Game Programmer   

Michigan State University Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab, East Lansing, MI 

May 2012 – May 2013

  • Program educational and informative video games for professional clients of MSU
  • Utilized the Unity 3D game engine with a team of designers, artists, and programmers
  • Created an iPhone/iPad video game for Michigan State Federal Credit Union
  • Released a web based video game for Ford Driving Skills for Life

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Feather Feud – Game Design Studio (TC 497)

  • Worked with a 7 member team with designers, programmers, and artists using Unity 3D
  • Designed, developed, and tesed a game over the course of the semester
  • Created and released a 2-4 multiplayer party game on a single iPad

AWARDS, HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Spartasoft: Michigan State Video Game Development Club (Fall 2010-Present)
  • “Best in Show” – MSU Media Sandbox Student Showcase Event (Spring 2012)
  • “People’s Choice” – MSU Media Sandbox Student Showcase Event (Spring 2013)
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