About Me

Hi! I'm Tyler McCombs and I'm a level designer! 

Former English and Creative Writing teacher
Master’s in Game Development at the University of Utah's EAE program with an emphasis in Level Design.

I running a weekly level design club, where I give level design presentations about principles like lighting, shape language, architectural history, and how to prepare for and apply for jobs. We're on hiatus right now due to Covid-19, but you can check out our Pinterest board of resources here.

Currently Reading​

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order by Francis D.K. Ching

How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design by Katherine Isbister

Currently Watching​

Every James Bond movie in release order. Currently on Spectre

A slew of movies I never got around to watching. Recently watched:
- Parasite
- V for Vendetta
- 1917 (this movie has level design tips for days!)
- Blackkklansman

Currently Playing​

Apex Legends, replaying Final Fantasy 7 Remake (again!), Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy 6

Super Mario Maker 2 maker ID: 1S0-CF9-HJF

Favorite Games of All Time

Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ocarina of Time, Breath of the Wild, Celeste, Shovel Knight, The Last of Us, Uncharted 4, Spider-Man (PS4), Hollow Knight, and God of War (2018)