Work Experience

SPACES Inc.

https://www.spaces.com/

Design Director and Unity Developer

September 2017  -  Present

At SPACES, my responsibilities include designing, prototyping and experimenting with compelling location based virtual reality experiences as well as leading the design team in the development of three original titles. I work hands on in Unity implementing experiences and I am involved in many other aspects of VR development.

 

Projects

 

 

Emblematic Group

https://emblematicgroup.com/

Co-Founder, Executive Producer

June 2013  -  July 2017 (4 years 2 months)

As a Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Emblematic Group, I oversaw development on 9 different VR titles on multiple platforms such as Oculus, Vive, GearVR, and Google Daydream as well as on our own proprietary hardware. I not only managed the projects but I worked hands on in Unity and Unreal helping to put the experiences together, even doing some of the early art.  I also managed the day-to-day challenges of running a small studio including hiring staff, project pitches, client contract negotiations, budgets, and much more.  

 

Projects

 

 

University of Southern California

Adjunct Professor of Video Game Level Design (ITP 491)

January 2014  -  June 2014 (6 months)

As an Adjunct Professor at USC, I held a 15 week course on video game level design on the Unreal Engine at the Viterbi School of Engineering.  The students designed a single player narrative level (minimum of 15 minutes) AND a multiplayer deathmatch or capture the flag level that had to be presented and played by the semester end.  They learned level design pre-production process commonly associated with AAA console games that covered design documenting, prototyping, navigation layout, placing AI, scripting events, lights, narrative and much more.

 

Heavy Iron Studios / Disney

Principal Designer - Lead Multiplayer Designer

June 2010  -  August 2013 (3 years 3 months)

As a principal designer and lead multiplayer designer, I was responsible for designing and implementing the entire multiplayer experience while also managing the single player design team.  

  • Disney Infinity (Wii)

  • Family Guy Back to the Multiverse

  • Kinect Disney

 

 

GameRonins

Video Game Consulting

June 2008  -  June 2010 (2 years 1 month)

For two years I traveled to different studios and held level design workshops on fundamentals of video game AAA level design.  I also work as a remote lead on multiple video game titles such as, Remedy’s Alan Wake, Ghost Recon Predator, Medal of Honor Heroes, and many more.

 

 

Electronic Arts (Los Angeles) 

Lead Level Designer and Gameplay Systems Designer 

October 2003  -  May 2008 (4 years 8 months)

As a level designer and later design lead, on Medal of Honor Pacific Assault, I designed and implemented multiple levels.  As the Lead LD on Medal of Honor Airborne, I mentored a small team of new designers as we designed and built out 4 different levels.

  • Medal of  Honor: Reboot

  • Medal of Honor: Airborne

  • Medal of honor: Pacific Assault

 

 

Lucas Arts

Level Designer

May 1999  -  October 2003 (4 years 6 months)

  • Star Wars:  Jedi Power Battles (PS1)

  • Star Wars: Battle for Naboo

  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds

  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter

  • Star Wars: Republic Commando

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Michael Licht
Video Game / VR Designer

michael@michaellicht.com

phone: 310-437-9446