Ben Schiffler

Storyteller

Ben Schiffler is a Game Designer, Layout Artist, Computer Scientist, and Storyteller based out of the Seattle area. This design portfolio documents several projects he has created over the past few years.

Downskilling

Downskilling is a fast, skill-based multiplayer game made by Ben Schiffler and Theodore Chin. You play as one of a pair of battling acorns on a stage speeding down an avalanche, trying to knock the other acorns off the screen using time-slowing grenades shot from your trusty grenade launcher. Downskilling was built in 24 hours as part of the UW's Dubhacks Hackathon. 

You can try out the game with a friend online at laserswords.net/downskilling! This version of the game is built for Mac OSX, and requires two synced Xbox 360 Controllers to play. (The game can run on a windows machine, but the inputs from your game controller will be all switched around.) 


Team:
Theodore Chin, Lead Developer
Benjamin Schiffler, Lead Designer

Duration:
24 Hours

Event:
Dubhacks Fall 2014

Responsibilities:
Design | Art | Typography | Code

Tools:
Unity | Photoshop

Links:
Play the Game | Vimeo Gameplay Trailer