Sankofa

Sankofa is a first person narrative adventure game that brings awareness to the Akan people and their rich culture, aiming to bring an understanding of history not regularly covered in standard education.

Role  |  Game Design Intern

Duration  |  Jan 2015 - May 2016

Institution  |  University of California, Irvine

During my high school game design internship at UCI, I used extensive research on 18th century Ghana and consulted historians to create game props, environments, and levels. I used Substance Painter and 3DS Max to create stylized 3D models and coordinated with my project leads and teammates to meet weekly deadlines.

Awards & Recognition

  • Featured by the LA Times.

  • Displayed at and used in classes at the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Displayed at the National Museum of African American History.

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The Fort: Elmina

The Fort: Elmina is a 3D virrtual reconstruction of Elmina Castle, a community on the southern coast of Ghana that was once an epicenter for the Atlantic slave trade.

Role  |  Game Design Intern

Duration  |  Jan 2015 - May 2016

Institution  |  University of California, Irvine

Meticulously modeled from Elmina's blue prints, buildings, and historical artifacts, the game seeks to provide an accurate visualization of life on West African coasts. The project has been showcased at a collection of history museums. As a game design intern, I created semi-realistic props and textures based off artifacts and academic research on Elmina Castle.

Awards & Recognition

  • Featured by the LA Times.

  • Displayed at and used in classes at the Smithsonian Institution.

  • Displayed at the Elmina Memorial Center.

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