I'm on itch.io as Alice D Games, where you can find several of my small, experimental games.
Print & digital (PDF) solo tabletop roleplaying game.
A magical catastrophe a few blocks away from the convenience store where you work threatens the city. Society is on edge. How will you uphold the Golden Standard of Excellent Customer Service.
Designed originally in collaboration with Carly A. Kocurek for #NeighborJam2020.
Successfully raised $13,699 on Kickstarter in 2021 for renovations, including: updated map, 6 pre-written campaigns, sensitivity reviews, and copyediting.
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A fully web-based Alternate Reality Game.
Alejandro, a young man who struggles with body dysmorphia, has gone missing. Using clues like his journal and art, you must help find him.
I designed Bulge Lab as part of my dissertation. This game explores masculinity, body image and viruses.
Click here for a clickable PDF walkthrough of the game.
Wearable craft project, interactive display.
Comfy Royalty is a collection of wearable crocheted crowns I made during shelter-in-place ordinances. It was a form of self-care to stim, occupy my hands during screen time to diverge from binge eating, and connect with other people. I started making crowns as part of pattern exploration and then decided to mail them out to people as a way of connecting with them during a time of seclusion. My goal in sending crowns to people was to highlight my admiration for them and give them cozy vibes through the accessory.
See people's pictures with #comfyroyalty on social media.
One-page storytelling and drawing zine game (print-and-play).
Roll an alebrije with friends and tell stories about their endeavors as spirit guides. As you tell stories, you will add to the design of your alebrije.
I designed this game to play with my father, who has aphasia, to encourage his creativity and speech.
One-page Storytelling Game
In this game, you, a kitchen witch, use your arcane focus, spaghetti, to open a portal to another dimension and narrate what you see.
I designed this game with Gabriel Rickabaugh as part of a design collection of table-top RPGs that used unconventional materials. This game was inspired by throwing pasta at the wall to test its cook. We encourage players to download this game to play while they cook long pasta like spaghetti or linguini.
Digital game designed in Bitsy.
In this short game, you have a friend over to play video games. As the host, you consider making chips and queso for your friend.
This game began as a class exercise to teach students in my Fundamentals of Game Design class algorithmic thinking and variable-based storytelling. Following the demonstration, I decided to keep building out the narrative of the game.
Digital (PDF) module for Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition).
A mysterious traveling carnival comes to town and villagers report experiencing restless sleep, nightmares, and missing loved ones. The adventurers must explore the carnival to uncover the insidious mysteries and find missing people.
Inspired by P!nk's album, "Funhouse." and written with Jonathan Vazquez for Record Collection 2k19 Jam.
Jodi Houlihan, Xi Rao, Bing Xue and I interrogated tweets tagged with #1ReasonWhy during the first six weeks of the cultural phenomenon. In addition to conducting assumption testing on reports of misogyny in the gaming industry within this corpus of tweets, we also analyzed popular trends, including whose tweets were widely shared; the shifts in discourse; and apparent trends in the data. In the end, we developed a foldable infographic to present the data.