Hello! I'm Brad Kraeling, a recent-grad software developer who is searching for job opportunities. I love creating fun games and nifty applications. Thank you so much for checking out my portfolio! I really hope you enjoy it- feel free to contact me if you have any questions/feedback.
Comet Cruiser is a retro-asthetic and atmospheric arcade game in which players command a ship and dodge obstaces. Players try to beat their own high scores and earn Stardust- currency which can be spent at the store to unlock different ships. The game is stylized to look like it's being played on an old TV, and a big inspiration for me when developing it was the "feeling of playing a game past your bedtime."
I created this game using Unity and C#. The game art and sounds were all created by me. The game is currently available at itch.io and I will be updating it and adding new features and unlockables. You should definatly try this game out and let me know what you think!
Meta Pet is a fun, silly self-aware pet game inspired by games of the past such as Tamagotchi. Name your pet and interact with it! Your pet will react and talk to you depending on how you choose to interact with it.
I created all of the art and sound. This app was developed using Java, XML and data is recorded using an SQL Room Database. I had a lot of fun creating this game and I plan to eventually recreate the app in Unity in order to implement new concepts and ideas I have for the game.
Comet Cruiser is an arcade game in which you control a ship and must dodge obstacles. Try to get the highscore and collect stardust which can be used to unlock new ships!
This is a game I created using Java and Android Studio. I created the entire game engine myself and learned a lot about memory management and efficient object-oriented practices. When developing the application I focused on responsiveness and accuracy. This game was built entirely using code- there was no GUI used to create this project- which I think is really neat! This version of the project was never released and I eventually rebuilt the entire project in Unity in order to improve some ideas more easilly.
Pixel Planner is a schedule planning app that will help you organize your college goals. Add terms, courses and assessments in order to be able to view college plan information quickly and easily. I created this for a school project. This nifty app was created using Java, XML and an SQL Room Database. I went above and beyond the project requirements in order to create an easy to use application. In a lot of ways this project directly inspired Meta Pet because it uses the same back-end structure idea.
Welcome to the Island is a game I worked on for Global Game Jam 2019. I mainly worked on programming the dialogue system, UI, and the day/night cycle. I also created the music for the game. The project was created using the Godot game engine with GDScript. This was a very collaborative project- I had a lot of fun working with my team and learned a lot about the importance of controlling the scope of a project and working with tight deadlines. It was also my first time using Godot and GDScript so it was a fun challenge to learn something new in a quick-paced situation. We acomplished a lot in 48 hours and I'm very proud of the team. Also this game has a cat that follows you around which is really cool.
This is an easy-to-use customer relationship management program I created using Java and an online SQL database. This database allows users to login and organize customer information and employee tasks. With this program, a manager can schedule employees with tasks to reach out to different customers. This program takes many things into account and automatically adjusts all tasks and meetings depending on which time-zone the application is accessed in. I worked really hard on this project and I had a lot of fun implementing many different features.
This is a game I am currently working on that is being created with Unity. This will be a small RPG adventure game in which you will play as the great adventurer, Kayla. Kayla is a mighty warrior with a big weakness- her severe intolerance to gluten. In this game you will battle the gluten monsters and try to successfully order food from restaraunts without meeting (or eating) your demise.