Donald Young | Game Designer

Technical Knowledge

  • Unreal Engine 4 – 3 years experience in level creation, technical art, and Blueprint scripting
  • Unreal Engine 3 (UDK) – 2 years experience with level building tools and Kismet scripting
  • Development Tools – 5 years experience using Perforce, Microsoft OneNote, Google Drive Applications, and Gimp.  6 months experience using Hansoft

Additional Attributes

  • Self-sufficient – Organized, hardworking, and responsible, with strong time-management skills
  • Self-motivated – Ability to quickly pick up new tools, programs, and adapt to new workflows
  • Leadership Experience – Managed indie teams on multiple projects, communicated with outside parties, and scheduled teammates

Work Experience

Anvil Drop | Co-Founder / Lead Designer (June 2013-Present)

Lead Designer of Anomaly 1729, a 3D puzzle adventure game released on Steam in December 2015.  Led a 14 person team, guiding the vision for the game’s art and world design, story, and music.  Designed and implemented the game’s systems, 14 puzzle rooms, and 5 game worlds.

Lead Designer of SafeBreach, a small 2 person competitive multiplayer game with VR support based on Anomaly 1729.  Implemented multiplayer and gameplay systems, as well as created the art and contributed to the game design.

Deep Silver Volition | QA Analyst (March 2017 – September 2017)

QA Analyst on Agents of Mayhem, an open-world third-person action game released in August 2017.  Responsible for testing character progression and game build stability, as well as writing detailed and well documented bug reports.

Academic Experience

  • Created detailed game concepts with professional documentation, diagrams, and flowcharts
  • Study of game economics, historical archetypes and mythology, and game storytelling
  • Designed and created prototypes in multiple game genres, including a third person puzzle game, a strategy board game, and a strategic tower defense game


Bachelor of Science Degree for Game Design from Full Sail University

3300 University Boulevard, Winter Park, FL 32792

Course Director Awards in Game History, Finite Math, and Design Tools 1

Class Salutatorian.  Graduation Date of 02/08/2013 with a GPA of 3.93