About The Team

Conner Starkel

Hi all! I’m Conner, a sophomore who is planning on majoring in Computer Science and Software Engineering or in Applied Computing. I currently spend my days either at school as a full-time student or working on my own projects. I currently work on-and-off at the IT department at Everett Public Schools. When talking about gaming, I would describe myself as a casual gamer. While I do play some games for many hours, most of my games only see a few hours of gameplay before I move onto a new game. I often also find myself working on modding games. In the past I have made a quite successful mod for Prison Architect and another mod for LEGO Worlds. Currently, I am working on reverse engineering the game executables in LEGO Worlds in hopes of bringing better modding options to the community. I ended up in this class just to complete some prerequisites not realizing that we would be making a game. I look forward to its development!

Emma Cryan

Hi! I am a 22 year old transfer student majoring in Media and Communication Studies and minoring in Business.  I was born and raised in Ballard, Seattle.  I have never left, except for one brief year at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana fresh out of high school.  Needless to say I am back, and hope to graduate in 2018!  I work at Portage Bay Cafe full time as a server and hostess, am a full-time student at UWB, workout at my local Crossfit gym, and play in an adult co-rec soccer league.  I am a busy girl, but I would drive myself crazy if I wasn’t.  I have never been into gaming, but I have been told I am a second hand gamer, which means that (to my understanding) watching my xbox addicted boyfriend play video games means I am affected as well.  I grew up playing board games with my family, and as a child went through various computer game phases such as Pajama Sam, Sims 1-3, and Zoo Tycoon.  My gaming has since been close to nothing and I am hoping this course gives me a better understanding of the mind of the gamer and that I develop a sincere appreciation for game design and the industry as a whole.  I am looking forward to creating a cool game with my team, let’s hope it works 🙂

Thomas Cady

My name is Thomas I am a junior at UW B after getting my transfer degree at Edcc. I’m in college in to make a career change from previously working in my fathers landscape business and in and in the “Custodial Arts”. I am interested in media and a hope to declare a major in that next quarter. I am excited to learn more about gaming and gamers I enjoy playing games like call of Duty once in awhile and also like to do word games such as cryptograms and boggle. I hope to make our team Wolverine Gaming’s new game Life Advanced a really good game!

Xinming Ji

Hi! My name is Xinming Ji, you can call me Kelly as well. I am an international student. I come from Beijing, China. I grow up in Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province. My family moved to Beijing when I was in junior high school. I like travel a lot. One of my dreams is to travel around the world, to see different scenes and to meet different people. Play computer games, listen to music and watch movies are also my favorite things. I’d watch one movie per day if possible. I play a lot of games, but mainly Chinese games. This is my third year in the U.S, and this quarter is my third quarter at UWB. I am majoring in Media & Communication Studies. I am really glad to take BIS236 this quarter, I choose this class because I love games and I would like to learn more about it. Hope our group could make a terrific game at the end of this quarter.

Kevin Huang

Hi, my name is Kevin Huang. I am a 19 years old student planning to major in Civil Engineering. I was born in Guangdong, China, and raised in Seattle. I’ve lived in Seattle most of my life, spend half a year living in both NYC and Madison Wisconsin. Some of my hobbies are play games, going on hikes, eating a lot of good food. I constantly drive around town with friends to try out new food. I love all kind of games, especially ones that gives me a challenge and adrenaline rush. I’m really looking forward to creating a game with my team in BIS236 this quarter!