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Scrabble

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Platform: Android, iOS
Genre: Word Game
Released: December 2015
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts


Scrabble is a mobile game based on the well-known board game license. It had about 1.5 M DAU during my work on the project. Scrabble game was being tranferred to a new platform in order to modernize somewhat outdated product and improve its UX and maintainability.

As an associate producer, I:

  • Designed UX and game logic and provided specification to the team in the form of user stories
  • Provided the high-level quality standard specification
  • Directed the UX designer and artist in an effort to revamp the existing UX and make it more player-friendly
  • In close cooperation with the producer, development director and studio head defined the strategy of further development of the project
  • Mediated localization process
  • Helped QA to improve communication with the rest of the team
  • Provided art direction
  • Did regular build reviews and issue triage
  • After moving to Stockhom from St. Petersburg, continued to work with the team remotely
 

12 labours of Hercules IV: Mother Nature

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Platform: Android, iOS, OS X, PC
Genre: Time Management
Released: August 2015
Publisher: Jet Dogs
Developer: Zoom Out Games


This is the 4th game in the series of Time/resource management games based on ancient Greek myths about Hercules. See the Wikipedia page.

As a freelance design consultant, I:

  • Designed approximately 1/4 of all levels
  • Polished, balanced and put in a sequence most of the levels
  • Added some particle effects and game objects to enhance the visual appeal and gameplay of the game
  • Consulted the developers on certain interface improvements and gameplay elements
  • Achieved the best possible look for the levels in close cooperation with the artist
  • Created an interesting and integrated tutorial that stands out compared to the previous games in the series
  • Helped secure the collector’s edition for the game by improving its quality and appeal compared to the previous games in the series