Projects

Xan has a fresh perspective fueled by unmatched passion and honed by 4 years of professional experience. His unique focus on character-driven worldbuilding backed by robust gameplay systems will help your project shine as brightly as it deserves.

Where possible, you can click on an image to visit the project's external site.

Critter Cove

Gentleman Rat, January 2022 - September 2023

As a content designer on this scrappy seafaring life-sim, I was responsible for filling the game's open world with quests, puzzles, treasures, and characters. I owned the design and story for the game's Enchanted biome, created dozens of AI behaviors, and wrote or edited nearly every line of dialogue in the game.

DriverInbound

Rubberside Down, September 2021 - August 2022

I was brought on to overhaul the UI of this mobile app for LTL truckers. I handled design, asset creation, implementation, animation, and testing of the entire app's interface, as well as creating a logo and branding materials for both print and digital use.

BLurry

555 Comics, August 2021 - February 2022

This Twitter-based boy's love comic with a fantasy twist was written entirely by me, including live in-character responses. Social media was new to me, but I adapted well - the comic's main account amassed 10,000 followers in 4 months.

Coral Island

Stairway Games, April 2021 - July 2021

I was brought on briefly as a character writer for this indie darling after its wildly successful kickstarter. The entire dialogue suites (excluding first cutscenes) of Pablo, Eva, Macy, and Dippa are my work.

Puzzle Legends

Microfun Limited, October 2020 - February 2021

As part of a 7-person writing team, I contributed scripts, storylines, worldbuilding, and even a narrative documentation overhaul to this lighthearted mobile RPG.

Faded Grove

AIE Seattle, Graduate Project 2020

My graduate project, a demo-length isometric puzzle RPG about finding your home different than you left it.

Other Experience

  • UI Designer + Artist, YAGA Interactive - August 2022 - September 2023
  • Narrative Design Intern, Daily Magic Productions - June 2019 - September 2019