Colleen Nachtrieb

Creative Director/UX Director

Activision/Budcat Creations

Budcat Creations was a 3rd party developer until 2009 at which time it was purchased by Activision. I had the pleasure of working at Budcat Creations for five years, as both a 3D artist and as Lead Game Designer. While there I helped in the development of 6+ titles and worked through the prototyping and development of other unseen titles. 

Games

Top Shot Arcade
Top Shot Arcade

Top Shot Arcade was a Big Buck Hunter game using the Wii shotgun. I worked on this title as a Game Designer, and 3D Artist. Advising on UI, and creating Animation paths for game assets.

Pix Maze - Menu
Pix Maze - Menu

Pix Maze for iPhone by Budcat Creations, maze selection screen.

Pix Maze - Main Game Play
Pix Maze - Main Game Play

Main Game Play UI and Design. Budcat Creations.

Pix Maze - Maze Generator UI
Pix Maze - Maze Generator UI

UI and Design for the iPhone game Pix-Maze by Budcat Creations.

Blastworks-Title-Screen
Blastworks-Title-Screen
Blastworks Main Menu
Blastworks Main Menu
Blast Works Level
Blast Works Level

Worked as a Game Designer and 3D artist, designing enemy behaviors and level design.

Blast Works 3D Models
Blast Works 3D Models

Designed starter objects in the editor for players to use as inspiration.

Blast Works Boss
Blast Works Boss

Designed Level Bosses, and behaviors of large serpent. Included visual cues and visual feedback.

Blast Work Level 02
Blast Work Level 02

More level design, balance and level layouts.

Guitar Hero 3 PS2
Guitar Hero 3 PS2

Worked as a 3D artist, Rigging and Skinning character models for the PS2 Port. Had to solve for poly limits and engine limitations when rigging, animation and editing models, creating new models.

Our House Demo
Our House Demo

Wii title, a series of home improvement mini games. Worked as 3D Artist and Game Designer.

ourhouse_plugin
ourhouse_plugin

Wii title, a series of home improvement mini games. Worked as 3D Artist and Game Designer.

ourhouse_building
ourhouse_building

Wii title, a series of home improvement mini games. Worked as 3D Artist and Game Designer.

Published Game Titles

  • Guitar Hero 3 (PS2)

  • Blast Works (Wii)

  • Guitar Hero Aerosmith (PS2/XBOX)

  • Guitar Hero Metallica (PS2/XBOX)

  • Our House (Wii)

  • Pix Maze (iPhone)

  • Top Shot Arcade (Wii)

  • Skylanders (Toys for Bob)