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Kelson Wysocki

Software Engineer and Game Developer

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SSP2023 (Spring/Summer Project 2023)

Third Person Action Game

A project made in Unreal Engine 5 as a way to practice. I primarily used C++ with Unreal and developed an action system, enemy logic with behavior trees and EQS, and created a dynamic nav mesh system for procedural levels.

Academic Team Projects

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Lucky Limbo (Unreal Engine 5.0)

AI and VFX Programmer

August 2022 - April 2023

  • Sole AI programmer and designer on three unique enemy types to create a variety of challenges for the player.

  • Used behavior trees to create an overall sequence of actions and inheritance was used to establish variation and uniqueness between enemy types.

  • Designed and implemented an enemy wave system made up of bursts.

  • Implemented animation logic for enemies using animation blueprints, notify nodes, and blendspaces.

  • Created VFX and game-feel elements for key interactions using Niagara Particle Systems.

Main menu of Alchemist's Grove.

Alchemist’s Grove (Unity)

AI Programmer

January 2022 - April 2022

  • Sole AI programmer and designer on two unique enemy types to create unique encounters for the player.

  • Used finite-state machines to create decision-making of enemies.

  • Synced animations and sounds to enemy behaviors and events using Unity's event system.

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Monster-A-Salt (Unreal 4.26)

AI Programmer and Technical Director

August 2021 - December 2021

  • Designed, implemented, and iterated on a boss and a non-boss enemy using behavior trees and animation blueprints to create an engaging combat experience.

  • Organized the tech team and adapted to meet the project's needs by corresponding with other departments, delegating tasks, and advocating for the needs of tech.

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Bo's Big Adventure (Custom C++ Engine)

Gameplay, Graphics, and Tools Programmer

August 2020 - April 2021

  • Implementing player controller, physics, and behaviors.

  • Using DirectX to display 2D graphics.

  • Creating a particle system that communicates a reality-swapping mechanic.

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Personal Projects

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SSP2023 (Spring/Summer Project 2023)

Third Person Action Game

A project made in Unreal Engine 5 as a way to practice. I primarily used C++ with Unreal and developed an action system, enemy logic with behavior trees and EQS, and created a dynamic nav mesh system for procedural levels.

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Dynamic Lock-Free Hash Tables

Academic Project

A C++ project I created using the paper High Performance Dynamic Lock-Free Hash Tables and List-Based Sets that implements a mostly lock-free hash table.

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WP2022 (Winter Project 2022)

Isometric Shoot 'em up (Made in Unreal Engine 5.1)

A simple isometric shmup set in a fixed arena that I created to gain more experience in Unreal Engine. I developed a custom ability system in C++ which is used by the player and enemies, allowing quick development of new and varied actions.

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Graphing Calculator for Bezier Curves

Tool for graphing Bezier Curves (Made with JUCE)

A small program used to visualize Bezier Curves and export their values to a CSV. I created this system to work with my custom interpolation system for Unreal Engine 5.

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Psychic Tribble

Top-down action-adventure

Coming Soon.

Coming Soon.
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FP2023 (Fall Project 2023)

Third Person Platformer

Coming Soon.

Coming Soon.
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pEngine - Personal Project

pEngine is 3D game engine built in C++ using a component based structure, lua scripting, and a Dear Imgui editor.


The purpose of this engine was to get more practice with C++ and game engine architecture.

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