Hey, hi, I'm John O'Reilly
I'm a 2D and 3D game artist living in Britain. Currently I'm an Art Evangelist at Unity Brighton! You can find my CV and Portfolio above.
Through game jams and personal projects I have been involved in making a number of games. I particularly enjoy the challenge and reward of working on a more complete project as part of a team.
The following are presented with the most recent game first.
I'm Gonna Blow: The Nuke Seduction Game
There's only one way to save the world from a nuclear destruction; seduction!
I'm Gonna Blow is a Mobile VR dating-sim created in 30 hours for Portsmouth Game Jam 2018. As a government intelligent it is your duty to disarm a devastating warhead with your natural charm. For this project I was responsible for some 3D art, level building, UI and game design.
Itch.io Download Page • Gameplay Video
A Battle to the Death, In Space!
Space Puck started as a 5 day game jam, but after the first week we wanted to keep improving it. For this project I was responsible for the art direction, UI, 2D Artwork, shaders and some 3D assets. The project was made with Unity, Photoshop, 3dsMax, and XNormal.
Gameplay Video • Itch.io Download Page • Goal Shader Code
The Bone Zone is an A-symetrical multiplayer game made in Unreal Engine 4. The project was made for a three day game jam. I was responsible for the modelling, texturing and implementation of a modular tomb level, as well as FX and additional props.
Quick Tools and Art Breakdown
Colour Jam is 2.5D Platforming game created in Unreal Engine 4 as part of a five day game jam. For this project I was responsible for meshes, texturing, the UI and lighting.
As an artist I typically focus on larger projects where I can tackle shaders and FX, as well as of prop and environment art. I am passionate about delivering a unique aesthetic through the combination of many disciplines, including branding, post processing, and texturing. The following videos are short breakdowns of my contributions to some of my projects.
A PDF version of my CV can be downloaded here.
3ds MaxPhotoshopSubstance PainterPremiere Pro
Unreal Engine 4Unity Game Maker StudioPyxel Edit
Microsoft Office SuiteCSS and HTML Ableton LiveGit Source Control
|Jun 2011 -Sep 2012||Machinima Partner||Developed a Youtube channel, MeandCoMinecraft, that attained both YouTube and Machinima partnerships, and generated a total 885,000+ views to date. Responsibilities included filming, editing and promotion of channel and channel content.|
|May 2016 -Present||RYA Dinghy Instructor||Volunteer free time to teach children (ages 8-16) how to sail and race dinghys. Responsibilities include: safety of the children on the water; teaching; grading of progress; and coordination with other instructors, safety boats and the race bridge.|
|Sep 2017 -Present||Solent Social Media Team||Responsibilities included managing and developing content for official university social media outreach channels, including Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.|
|Sep 2017 -Present||VR Exhibitioner||Representative for Southampton Solent University at a number of outward facing PR events, including UCAS fairs and open days. Responsibilities included meeting and discussing the university's game courses with applicants, and demonstrating VR HMDs to interested parties.|
Southampton Solent University - BA Hons Computer Games Art
September 2016 - Present
South Essex College, Southend - Creative Media Production (Games Development)
September 2014 - June 2016
Hobbies and Interests
In the warmer months I camp at my sailing club to teach cadets and race in local cups. In the evenings I enjoy playing a variety of games, but a particular focus of mine is competitive gaming. I’ve been playing games competitively since 2013; since then I have competed in tournaments for Overwatch, Team Fortress 2, CS:GO, DOTA 2, and Mortal Kombat X. Recently I have been teaching myself music production as a hobby, it’s nice to have a creative outlet beside games art.
Another way I pass the time is by helping cultivate communities online, in my free time I moderate the Path of Exile subreddit: a forum with 134,000+ users. Through the subreddit I also created and moderate the /r/PathofExile Discord server, which currently has 30,000+ users.