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Benjamin Thompson's Blog


My name is Ben Thompson. I am currently a Game Development student at Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy focusing in Game Design, and more specifically, level design. I've been designing and implementing games since my Sophmore year of high school when I first became aquainted with Game Maker 7. Since then, I've been a part of many small projects in the Unreal Development Kit, Unity, and in-house engines.

My strong points lie in my level design abilities as well as my determination and technical problem solving skills. With those combined I've been able to overcome many obstacles in my path to become an industry professional.

Through the course of this blog, I'll be posting about my struggles and triumphs as I refine my skills in the Unreal Development Kit. I'll be testing and straining all of my skillsets in this glorious engine, from the material editor to the cascade editor to the world editor, no tool shall go untouched.


Member Blogs

Posted by Benjamin Thompson on Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:42:00 EDT in Design, Indie
A major part of a character is the item build and ability build. After spending this semester thinking up ideas for a new MOBA character, I finally came up with Vatra and during that time, I ran into several issues.

Posted by Benjamin Thompson on Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:09:00 EDT in Design, Indie
The second part of Vatra's abilities.

Posted by Benjamin Thompson on Wed, 20 Mar 2013 04:03:00 EDT in Design, Indie
I delve into the lore of a new Dota2 character as well as how he will interact with other heroes.

Posted by Benjamin Thompson on Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:16:00 EST in Design, Indie
I begin to concept out what the character may look like as well as their abilities and background.

Posted by Benjamin Thompson on Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:27:00 EST in Design, Indie
I begin researching different characters and styles of writing from the industry leaders such as League of Legends and Dota 2.

Posted by Benjamin Thompson on Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:37:00 EST in Design, Indie
This is the beginning of my design thesis of my Senior year of College at Flashpoint Media Arts Academy. I will be delving into the world of MOBAs and creating something new from my research.