I'm CayCay! I'm a Narrative Designer/Game Writer who specializes in comedy, catharsis, and systems that support strategic play.
A background in solo development gave me strong foundations in programming, art, level design, and systems design - I thrive on an interdisciplinary team with cross-role communication.
I'm nonbinary, and my pronouns are They/Them.
My Life Outside Game Dev:
For 4 years before I started making video games, I was an improv comedy teacher. I taught evening classes at The Upfront Theatre in Bellingham, Washington and on the weekends I would perform shows with the rest of the mainstage ensemble. Some of my highlights include:
Developing an original curriculum and teaching a class on the intersection between social justice and comedy with my friend and coworker Jane Mitchell.
Organizing and leading a team to co-write a sketch comedy show, and then directing that show.
Running a month-long episodic improv comedy show about a tabletop RPG campaign, in which audience members piloted the actors' characters.
Kristina strikes a contrapposto while I stand there like a refrigerator.
Jane swings her axe at an ogre as I narrate the battle.
Grabbing dinner with my Improv 200 students after our final class.
Ryan Stiles ran the theater I worked at, he'd perform with us Thursday nights.
Yes, I have a Weird Name!
My name has a number in it! It's not my gamertag or my favorite Star Wars droid or something. It's my name!