Joseph William DeMarco
- Professional growth is always a work in progress! -
Writer and Game Writer
A single idea when carefully crafted can become a whole world of adventure. Building worlds and questing through them is a passion and a hobby.
I have experience writing RPG Content for tabletop RPGs including descriptions of items, beasts, and locations. I have experience writing adventure seeds, and full on adventures.
I have further experience with quest design, level design, and have a growing interest into interactive narrative fiction.
I enjoy writing fiction and non-fiction works. I have participated in NaNoWriMo for a few years now. I have a work in progress novel called Looking For Group. I have also found enjoyment in writing short stories.
I have over 5 years experience as a manual tester. I have tested native mac OS applications, mobile apps, and windows based systems. I am familiar with database management through MySQL. I have experience developing test plans, presentation of test projects, and business analysis on customer needs. I have a strong written communication skill set to help write bug reports, update plans, and tech updates. Part of my training included analysis of client requirements and predicting potential needs.
I have experience alpha and beta testing games.
I am learning through Udemy, Zenva, and other online courses.
Podcast and Livestream
I have experience launching and operating two podcasts so far.
Overland Gamer: The Podcast - A podcast about gaming and travel. - Currently Live
Test Reactor - A podcast about software testing and geek culture. - No longer live
I also live-stream via twitch, Facebook, and you tube on a regular basis. I live-stream playing different games both digital and tabletop. I have live streamed a couple of talk shows and game dev events.
Product Testing, Demonstrations, and Reviews
I have worked with Indie Game Alliance and other game studios to help test, promote, review, and demonstrate tabletop games. I have worked with digital studios on presentation, testing, and demoing their games.
I have experience growing and operating a tabletop game room to a convention of over five thousand guests.
I have experience with interactive narrative fiction through Twine.
I have experience in tabletop game design in board game design and RPG game design.
I have participated in several game jams over the years. These include local game jams as part of the Omaha Game Dev Association, and Global Game Jam.
I am an active member in the Independent Game Developers Association.
I have education and experience in automotive repair. I have over 8 years in automotive parts service experience. I have experience restoring and maintaining a 1984 Jeep J10.