OUR TEAM



A Designer is a person behind the game that helps build its identity, and overall how the game will play. Without these imaginative individuals, BREAKAWAY would be a very different game! Check out the people below who brought the ideas and concepts of BREAKAWAY to the table and made them fun in the process.




Heather Conover
Position: Design Lead
Major: Electronic Game Design




Alex Dahl
Position: Interface Designer
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My name is Alex Dahl, I'm 22 years old, and I worked on BREAKAWAY during the summer of 2009 as the game's interface designer. It's impossible not to be proud of this game. When I joined the project as the first dedicated interface designer, I immediately recognized both the effort's importance and the inventiveness of its developers.


The entire team dealt with unique challenges every day. As I brainstormed initial concepts for the user interface, everything I took for granted - language comprehension, cultural conventions, computer experience - had to be reconsidered. It was a delightfully meaningful task to try to communicate with little text, color, or shared context. I sought to lay a foundation for interaction that is accessible, intuitive, and culturally-neutral.


I can't wait for our work to reach its audience, and I hope that it is received as passionately as it was crafted. We've all worked together to transform a lofty dream into reality.



Doug Miller
Position: Level Designer
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My name is Doug Miller and I’m 21 years old. I've worked on and off on the game BREAKAWAY as a volunteer over the a span of six months, taking on general design roles and filling in the gaps as needed. My roles have ranged from providing interim voice acting for overseas and local testing to working as a level designer. The overall experience has been fantastic, there are great and talented people working at the Emergent Media Center (Production Company) and it has been a pleasure to work with them and to be a part of this project.




Max Nichols
Position: Design Lead
Major: Electronic Game Design




Connor Norman
Position: Designer
Major: Game Design
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I'm Connor Norman, and I've worked at the Emergent Media Center for around 8 or 9 months now on the Design Team of BREAKAWAY. It's been a blast working with everyone on the team and working to create a game that I KNOW will make a positive impact on everyone who plays it. I'm 20 years old, and am a Sophomore at Champlain College in the Game Design major. In the Fall of this year, I plan on studying abroad in Montreal, Canada. My favorite moment of working on this project was designing the Special Moves. I hope everyone enjoys playing with them as much as we had fun creating them!


Chris Tremblay
Position: Sound Design & Game Music
Major: Film
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I’m Chris Tremblay, I’m 20 years old and I’ve been working on the project BREAKAWAY for about 4 months. I am very proud to have worked on a project that holds so much meaning. After sitting in on meetings with the lead team members and the people involved, it’s overwhelmingly clear that this subject and this game means a lot. This refers not only to those involved in making it but, to those who it will no doubt touch. I think BREAKAWAY is an amazing idea and I can’t wait to keep playing it in the future!




Rob Witbeck
Position: Designer
Major: Electronic Game Design




Jovan Ellis
Position: Writer
Major: Game Design