Hey my name's Danny Hawk.
I made all the projects on this website.
Most of them are games, but some aren't.

IMAGINE

2019

Game

Game?

Unity

Tiny

In this game I tell you to imagine spring, because I can't imagine it for you. So please just close your eyes and give it a go. WASD and mouse to control. Created in ten hours for the Game Center's Prototype Studio class, as part of my MFA in Game Design.
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LIT.ROCKS

2018

Art

Shaders

Unity

Instagram

In 2018 I was really insecure in my ability to do any kind of visual or look development in Unity, and I decided to change that by doing daily exercises. For each post I had two constraints — there had to be a shader involved and I had to use a low poly rock model from an asset pack. I also made some (not all) of the music used.
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DANNY HAWK'S BOOP GAME

2018

Game

Arduino

Arcade Controls

Booping

For a while I wanted to make a game where competitive players have to share a control. That started as a web prototype, but it didn’t work quite as intended so I made a custom arcade controller for it. Exhibited at Imagine RIT 2018.

BEAUTIFUL SERIES

2018

Art

Physical Computing

Arduino

Beauty

In 2018 I was experimenting with physical computing because my eyes were getting tired of looking at computers all day. The Beautiful Series is a series of pieces I made that all revolved around beauty. Each piece is intended to subvert good/expected design.

NARWHAL PICNIC

2017

Game

VR

Unity

Narwhals

The coolest thing about VR is that the user is blind to the world around them, so I made Narwhal Picnic as an exploration of that design space, with an emphasis on player expression within a scene. It was super successful at both creating a very playful experience and also leaving red rings on my friends' foreheads.

MY DOG'S EYES

2017

Art

Creative Coding

HTML5 Canvas

Zammuto

The artist Zammuto wrote a song titled "My Dog's Eyes" and the first time I heard it I stood still. It is my favorite song. The words are steeped in imagery, and I used the words themselves to construct the moments they describe. This piece is my lover letter to the song.
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