Nelson Laracuente

Nelson Laracuente



Senior Software Engineer with a passion for making interactive entertaining media that encourages exploration and critical thinking

Published Games


Cloudy With A Change of Pain (Source Code)

Make sure the dumb sheep stay alive by using your rain and lightning to keep them from dying of thirst, hunger, and wolves.

Space Crafter (Source Code)

Help a team of astronauts gather resources to build a path back to their spacecraft and avoid hazards along the way.

Buddy System (Source Code)

Control two robots using a single battery to strategically solve puzzels and guide them to their respective pods to win the level.

Magnetic (Source Code)

Navigate a magnet through a series of puzzles using its attract and repel abilities to form bridges and eliminate threats.

Work History


JAN 2015 - PRESENT
Indie Game Developer
ProdigalSon Games

  • Design gameplay and user experience
  • Self-published Android, PC, and Web GL games on itch.io using Unity
  • Lead a team consisting of an animator, a designer, and a sound designer

JUN 2014 - PRESENT
Senior Software Developer Engineer Lead
GoDaddy.com

  • Mentor software engineers in industry best practices
  • Work with customers to understand needs, identify risks, and deliver goals
  • Lead a team of Senior Engineers to architect, test, and rapidly develop scalable solutions

Skills


  • C#
  • Unity3d
  • Python
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Bash
  • JIRA
  • GIT
  • Agile
  • SCRUM
  • Game Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Leadership and Mentorship
  • Self-Starter, Analytical, and Creative
  • Clean, High-Quality, and Testable Code
  • Fast learner and able to adapt to changes

Education History


JUL 2005 - FEB 2008
Bachelor's Degree: Video Games Visual Arts
Collins College

Worked with all aspects of creating a video game from story telling to publishing as well as 3D design, animation, and programming. Specialized in Flash and ActionScript.

Certifications


DEC 2019 - PRESENT
AWS Cloud Practioner NÂșAWS01194389
Amazon - In partnership with Alpine Testing Solutions

JAN 2018 - PRESENT
3D Game Development with Unity 5.X NÂșUC-IMC5ZYEJ
Udemy