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Gerda: A Flame in Winter

An interactive visual novel about home and Immigration. Inspired by true life stories.


Bird Island Studio (ex - Portaplay) - Dontnod Enterntaiment 

17 Developer

PC - Switch
August 2021 - August  2022
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Gerda: A Flame in Winter - Trailer

Gerda: A Flame in Winter -  Gameplay Trailer

Walk the path of Gerda as her quiet life is turned upside down during the World War 2 occupation of her small Danish village.

Choose where to go, how to act, and who to trust in this intimate narrative RPG-lite experience inspired by real life events.



_Setting up levels (works such as: distributing different types of resources, character movements, cameras, animations, all to complement narrative needs of the game)

_Close communication with all departments 

_Ownership over 2 levels from ideation and grayboxing to polish

_Designing & implementing contents such as achievements & goal reminders

_Designing and implementing choices’ consequences with the narrative team

_Analyzing playtest data both for balancing and 

_Ownership of balancing of the whole game, including: creating needed spreadsheets, analyzing player, designing logic and implementation for choice’s consequences and considering story needs while balancing 

_Revising playtest survey, adding needed design questions, analyzing the data & making changes in the game based on the data

_Suggestions to narrative team based on playtest and design needs

_Polishing and bug fixing

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