Game Designer @ MovieStarPlanet

Game Designer, February 2013 – April 2014

MovieStarPlanet is one of the largest and most popular gamified social networks for kids in the world. I was privileged to work there as the company transitioned to a larger development staff and Scrum.

My team and I had a fantastic dialogue and together we created some of the biggest and most successful projects for MovieStarPlanet. I was designer of over 16 different MovieStarPlanet features/projects whilst at the company. Even though I was a junior designer, I designed two out of the three largest 2013 projects, and took responsibility for front-end production of the others. Below I have showcased three of the features I took from concept to release.

MovieStarPlanet HD – MSP’s Tablet App with over 10 million downloads

In Autumn of 2013 I spent my free time redesigning the main UI for the web game. When I presented it, I was offered the opportunity to design a new tablet app based on my design. In order to release as soon as possible I designed the app to take the existing feature set and
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Bonsters – The New, Cuter, More Retentive Pets

There were pets in MovieStarPlanet long before I started, but after playing with it I realised we could do a lot better. Branding the new system as “Bonsters”, I redesigned the interaction system using the same actions as before but rebalanced into a Tamagotchi-esque system to encourage players to come back each day but without
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MovieStarPlanet HD – Tablet Chatrooms

As a social network, chatrooms are one of the most important features in MovieStarPlanet. The  phone app chatrooms have static avatars and limited functionality. We ported movement, scaling and speech bubble ideas from the web chatrooms, but I moved the text input field above the chatroom rather than below. This means that when the keyboard
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Other Features

I was also responsible for: Animation selector for chatrooms and movie studio The press website for MSP apps Beauty Clinic – the makeup studio feature for avatars Careers – a quest system I took over when it entered development Improvements to the Create and Rate daily retention feature VIP Tiers on tablet – the new
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