About Me

Hi, my name is Lacey, and I am a Game/Level Designer in Richmond, KY.

After receiving my Masters in Applied Anthropology I decided to take my knowledge and apply it to games. My goal is to take a holistic approach when creating game worlds and levels, taking into account the narrative, the 'in game culture,' as well as the player's experience.

Design Projects

01
3D Game Design

Mine 18 - Game Designer

Mine 18 is a 3D exploration game based in the heart of Appalachia. This game was created using Unreal 4 and was showcased at E3 as a top 5 finalist for ESA's College Game Competition of 2018.

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02
2D Level Design

Kentucky Dash - Level Design Intern

Kentucky Dash is an multiplayer auto-running platformer. As a level design intern, I created challenge levels for single player mode in addition to prototyping new features and game play elements. Kentucky Dash is in Early Access on Steam.

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03
3D Level Design and Programming

The Anatolian Trail - Design and Programming

The Anatolian Trail is a point-and-click adventure game. My initial role on the project was to create a 3D proof of concept to be included in a project proposal. The project was awarded a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Resume

Experience

Aug. 2018 - Current
Co-founder & Game Design
Round Table Studios, LLC
Lead Developer for Mine 18, a 3D exploration game made in Unreal 4.
Aug. 2018 - Current
Game Design and Programming
University of Kentucky, Dept. of Linguistics
Level Designer and programmer for The Anatolian Trail, a 2D point-and-click adventure game, made in Unity.
May 2018 - Aug. 2018
Level Design intern
Super Soul, LLC
Prototyped and designed new prefabs, levels, and game mechanics in 2D platformer made in Unity.

Skills

Game Design
Unity, Unreal 4, GameMaker Studio 2, Monogame
2D and 3D Design
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate CC, Blender, Maya, Zbrush, Substance Painter
Programming
Python, Java, C#, Blueprints in UE4

Education

June 2016 - May 2018
Eastern Kentucky University
Computer Science.
Studied Computer Science and Game Development within the Gaming Institute at EKU.
August 2011 - May 2016
University of Kentucky
BA Anthropology, 2015
MA Applied Anthropology, 2016
Studied Anthropology with a focus on cultural resource management and archaeology.

Activities & Awards

June 2018
Unreal E3 Award Candidate
Project Title: Mine 18
June 2018
E3 College Game Competition
Project Title: Mine 18, top 5 finalist
Jan 2017 - Current
Game & Dev club at EKU
Co-founded the club in 2017, was president for one year. Currently serve as a board member.
March 2018
Student Ambassador - Train Jam
Served as a student ambassador for EKU at the 2018 Train Jam and GDC.
March 2017
Women in Technology Conference
Designed and taught a 50 minute course to introduce conference attendees to game development in GameMaker Studio 2.

Contact

If you’d like to contact me regarding my work or my availability you may email me at lacey_lansaw@outlook.com