Kwasi Mensah

Freelance Game Programmer & Mobile Programmer

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Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/kwasimensah
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KWASI A. MENSAH

WORK EXPERIENCE:
November 2010 – Present Ananse Productions Cambridge, MA
Founder, Manager and Programmer
- Started a mobile games studio
- Write content for company’s blog (http://www.ananseproductions.com)
- Manage weekly newsletter and social media presence
- Released Stem Stumper, a blind accessible puzzle game for iOS
-Hired and managed contractors for Audio, Art and Level Design
- Distributed press releases and ran PR campaign to get the word out
- Architected a cross platform multi-threaded game engine
- Developed in-house engine to address accessibility concerns
- Ported Stem Stumper to Android
- Given talks on Game Design and Accessibility and on Skills Needed in Game Industry
- Georgia Institute of Technology, November 2011
- Berklee College of Music, October 2011
- New England Institute of Art, August 2011
- Boston Indies, July 2011
- Game for Health, June 2011

August 2008 – October 2010 Demiurge Studios Cambridge, MA
Gameplay Programmer
- Lead programmer on song unlocking and progression on Green Day: Rock Band
- Worked on localization of Mass Effect for Japanese and Eastern Europe
- Integrated Facebook and Twitter into WordFu iOS app.
- Recognized by multiple project leaders as a strong bug fixer
Titles Shipped:
Green Day: Rock Band
Mass Effect Pinnacle Station DLC
Mass Effect Japanese/Eastern European SKU
WordFu

August 2011 – November 2011
- Contractor working on Shoot Many Robots



June 2007 - August 2007 Electronic Arts Los Angeles Playa Vista, CA
Technical Design Intern on Medal of Honor Airborne
- Designed and implemented dedicated server with 3 other interns
- Wrote 25 page technical specification for dedicated server

SKILLS: Computer Languages: C/C++, Objective-C, Java, Python, UnrealScript, Kismet
Software: SVN, Trac (administer both) , Visual Studio 2005/8, XCode 4,
Perforce, Amazon Web Services

EDUCATION:
5/2008 Graduation Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Bachelor of Computer Science
Minor: Jazz Vocal Performance

ACTIVITIES: Tutoring Plus (3 years)
-Meet with underprivileged student for 90 minutes every week
-Help with homework, mentor with life issues
Accessibility and Gaming
Guitar playing and Songwriting