My name is Dan Rosser and I’m a Senior Games Developer been working in Software Engineering, App Development and as a Games Developer for over 10 years professionally in Sydney Australia.
Notable Projects I have been involved in creating!
Rumu is an intimate, narrative-driven single player adventure game where you play as a robot vacuum cleaner on it’s journey in becoming a Sentient machine while under watchful eye of the house AI, Sabrina. You are RUMU – a robot designed to clean, and to love. You awake in a fully automated Smart Home created by your eccentric Human’s David and Cecily where you discover your only companions are Sabrina, the house AI, the always watching guide, and the home’s dysfunctional cast of semi-intelligent devices, as well as Ada the cat. After curiosity draws you away from your standard home maintenance duties, you’ll be faced with challenging moral dilemmas forcing you beyond your programming to uncover the the dark secrets kept from you by Sabrina.
Ngurrara – Australian Aboriginal Interactive Storybook
Ngurrara follows the journeys of three young Australian Aboriginal Ngarluma men as they fish, hunt and carve their own stories. It is set on Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula), home to nearly one million petroglyphs, some over 30,000 years old. As the landscape, the people and culture change over millennia, one thing remains the same, the Ngarluma people ‘were always here.’
Ngurrara is a JMAF award winning interactive storybook. It features interactive audio narration to allow readers to toggle between English and the Ngarluma Aboriginal language.
Warlu is an interactive story book inspired by an ancient Australian Aboriginal song. The app features an interactive song mode to learn the song and toggle between English and the Yinjibarndi language.
Echidna and the Dress
The echidna only visits when there’s important news! Based on a true story by Troy Eaton, this interactive storybook explores the cultural and spiritual connection between a young man, his Nanna, an echidna and his country.
NEOMAD was created with the help of over 40 young people in the Ieramugadu (Roebourne) community through a series of workshops in scriptwriting, literacy, Photoshop, filmmaking and sound recording over an 18 month period. Award winning illustrator and interactive designer Stu Campbell (Sutu) spent over 500 hours teaching young students to apply a complex colouring system to more than 600 scenes to create NEOMAD. These young people, aged between 7 and 14, star in the comic as the Love Punks and the Satellite Sisters and assisted with the script, the dialogue and live film segments.
NEOMAD is set around Murujuga (the Burrup Peninsula), which is home to approximately one million petroglyphs (etched rock art), some of which are over thirty thousand years old. These ancient carvings are markings of food sources, ceremonial sites and spirituality. NEOMAD is one way the thousands of years of cultural heritage associated with Murujuga are now being interpreted using contemporary tools.