Daven Bigelow

Hobbyist Game Dev, Virtual and Augmented Reality Artist.

Previously a co-founder / VP of Development over at Causal Bit Games Inc. with CEO and friend Christopher Obritsch.

Together they made two commercial titles released on Steam, Insanity's Blade and Battle Princess Madelyn, the latter of which Daven was Lead Programmer for in C# and Unity.

BPM was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter in April 2017, and released on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC DRM-FREE via GOG in December 2018.

In 2012, Daven became a published author on game development.

At McMaster University he works as a Research Assistant under Dr. David Harris Smith on numerous projects, including Virtual Hamilton and hitchBOT.

Daven was a Teaching Assistant for the MMEDIA 2A06: Design and Code course during the FALL 2016 and FALL 2017 terms under Dr. Smith as well.

Daven graduated with Distinction from McMaster University in 2018, receiving an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Hon. B.A.) in Multimedia.

Hobbies include: Software and game programming, Augmented and Virtual Reality (mobile and desktop), live coding music, collecting games and retro consoles, and smartphone photography.

 
HiROLRR  - A Unity3D game project made from scratch over four days for MMEDIA 3L03 (Game Design)

HiROLRR - A Unity3D game project made from scratch over four days for MMEDIA 3L03 (Game Design)

Daven is an avid fan of AR and VR, and developed a CardboardVR game as his thesis project at McMaster.  NODDER VR  is available now on Google Play Store

Daven is an avid fan of AR and VR, and developed a CardboardVR game as his thesis project at McMaster. NODDER VR is available now on Google Play Store

Skills self-evaluation:

  • Game development

    • 2D ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    • 3D ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    • VR ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

  • Programming

    • C# ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    • JavaScript ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    • VB.NET ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    • Java ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

  • Teaching

    • Classroom ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    • Group sessions ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    • Tutoring ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

  • Web design

    • HTML ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    • CSS ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

  • Graphic design

    • Layout ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    • Vector ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    • Raster ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

  • Video and photography

    • Rotoscoping ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    • Editing ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    • DSLR ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆