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I am Shaun Norton, a programmer specialising in VR gameplay. I have 1 complete game, 4 short demos, and several other projects (details below).

I have posted over 100 development videos on my YouTube channel.

I am looking for job opportunities – please email shaun@shaunnorton.com


Game studio experience:

Unity/VR Developer, Toast VR

Working at Toast VR on Richie’s Plank Experience, and an unannounced VR game.


Solo-developed titles:

Unstung (Oculus Quest, 2021)

Project Overview:

  • Command a swarm of cute bees as they grow & defend flowers against an army of hungry bugs.
  • Platform: Oculus Quest (mobile virtual reality)
  • Created by Shaun Norton (studio/alias “Neomajika“)
  • Unique VR-only control & gameplay mechanics
  • Pikmin-meets-Tower Defense in full 3D.

Scope Overview:

  • 1 player character with 3 abilities
  • 3 ally unit types (max 300 units)
  • 2 enemy types
  • 1 boss
  • 4 levels with 3 stages each
  • Play time 30 minutes – 2 hours (approx), some replay value.

Milestones:

  • Started November 2020
  • Demo December 2020
  • Submitted February 2021
  • Published April 2021

Skills & features I worked on

Code

Art/Design


Project-Level


Other Released Game Projects


Other things I’ve done

  • Completed Bachelor of Business – Marketing (2018)
  • Self-taught Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator
  • Self-taught HTML/CSS/PHP (1999-2010)
  • Self-taught Unity/C# (2017-present)
  • Co-organising local Melbourne VR Meetups (2019-2021)
  • Volunteered at Global Game Jam (2019), Melbourne Esports Open (2018 & 2019) and The BIG Lan (2020)
  • Hosted a VR podcast named Virtually Playable (2019)
  • Visited San Francisco for Oculus Connect 6 (2019)
  • Played around with Minecraft mods & Team Fortress 2 mapping
  • Previously studied & dropped out of Science, Multimedia, Surveying, Creative Writing, and Civil Engineering.

Biography

  • Live in Queensland, Australia
  • I lived in Vietnam for a year with my partner, and speak some Vietnamese
  • Favourite games past & present: Command & Conquer, Mario, Zelda, Guild Wars, Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, Valorant
  • Interested in fantasy novels, history, languages.