Sam Lucyk, Game, Web, and Blockchain Developer in New York City, NY, United States
Sam Lucyk

Game, Web, and Blockchain Developer in New York City, NY, United States

Member since April 4, 2022
Sam is an accomplished game, web, and blockchain developer with over a decade of experience. He has recently worked for more than four years as the lead developer and product lead of an edtech gaming startup, building their product from the ground up. After the company's acquisition, he managed the transition of the product before ending his time there. He currently leads a game studio focusing on Web3 game development and is eager to work on new, challenging projects and goals.
Sam is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Studio Garnish
    Unity, Node.js, AWS, React, Solidity, Blockchain Game Development, Blockchain...
  • Shoelace Learning
    JavaScript, Unity, Node.js, React, AWS, MongoDB, AWS Lambda, Unity3D, Python...
  • Davoscript
    Node.js, MongoDB, AWS, React, Unity3D, Python, Game Development, JavaScript...

Experience

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Unity, Node.js, MongoDB, AWS, Unity3D, C#, JavaScript, Full-stack Development, SQL, JSON, Async/Await, Unity2D, REST APIs, Databases

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed and designed is a real-time multiplayer strategy game used by more than three million students across the world.

Employment

  • Founder and Chief Technology Office (CTO)

    2021 - PRESENT
    Studio Garnish
    • Developed game services used across multiple games for multiple clients for leaderboards and wallet integrations.
    • Managed a team of developers and artists to coordinate work and deliverables to meet aggressive deadlines for multiple clients.
    • Developed a Web3 play-to-earn and NFT game for the Doge Dash project.
    • Developed and designed a 3D Dungeon Crawler NFT game for a client to add value to their project.
    Technologies: Unity, Node.js, AWS, React, Solidity, Blockchain Game Development, Blockchain, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Unity3D, Python, Leadership, Architecture, C#, Game Development, JavaScript, 2D Games, Full-stack, Full-stack Development, TypeScript, APIs, JSON, Third-party APIs, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Cryptocurrency, Mobile Game Design, CTO, Async/Await, API Integration, 3D Games, Multiplayer, Networking, Game Design, Unity2D, CSS, HTML, IT Project Management, Project Management, System Architecture, Application Architecture, REST APIs, Databases, CI/CD Pipelines, Security, Express.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, MongoDB Atlas, GraphQL
  • Lead Developer and Game Product Lead

    2017 - 2021
    Shoelace Learning
    • Led the development and design of Squiggle Park: Dreamscape, an educational reading game for grades two to eight with more than three million registered users. Added Unity to an API built with a Node.js serverless framework using AWS Lambda.
    • Headed the technical transition of the game Squiggle Park from Eyeread Inc. to Dreambox Learning.
    • Architected and maintained a MongoDB and event-tracking service for two applications to track progress toward goals and utilize feature design and prioritization.
    • Developed a minimum viable product (MVP) for a dashboard application using the MERN stack. Managed a team of developers and artists to meet aggressive deadlines while ensuring a high-quality user experience.
    Technologies: JavaScript, Unity, Node.js, React, AWS, MongoDB, AWS Lambda, Unity3D, Python, Scrum, Leadership, Architecture, C#, Game Development, 2D Games, Full-stack, Stripe, MySQL, Full-stack Development, TypeScript, SQL, APIs, JSON, Third-party APIs, Mobile Game Design, Async/Await, Go, API Integration, Multiplayer, Networking, Game Design, Unity2D, Phaser.io, CSS, HTML, IT Project Management, Project Management, System Architecture, Application Architecture, REST APIs, Databases, CI/CD Pipelines, Security, Express.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, MongoDB Atlas
  • Full-stack Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Davoscript
    • Developed real-time web applications for SimCase using Node.js and MongoDB to be used by professors and students at the Kellogg School of Management.
    • Maintained and designed a database to be shared across multiple games.
    • Oversaw the testing and deployment process for the application.
    Technologies: Node.js, MongoDB, AWS, React, Unity3D, Python, Game Development, JavaScript, Full-stack, Stripe, MySQL, Full-stack Development, SQL, APIs, JSON, Third-party APIs, Mobile Game Design, Async/Await, API Integration, CSS, HTML, System Architecture, Application Architecture, REST APIs, Databases, CI/CD Pipelines, Security, Express.js, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Experience

  • Dreamscape
    https://www.playdreamscape.com/

    Dreamscape is the first-ever video game that allows players to adventure, build, and imagine their way to enhancing literacy skills for grades two to eight. There is always something new to learn and explore with an ever-expanding universe of characters, stories, and rewards. I led the development and design of the product for four years at Shoelace Learning.

  • Doge Dash
    https://dogedash.com/

    Doge Dash is a play-to-earn game built on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC). The aim of the game is simple. Players have to dash as fast as possible through all of the ten levels while collecting coins along the way. Successful players who complete all levels will be rewarded with accumulated coins. I headed the game, smart contract, and NFT development.

  • Chicken-verse Game Demo
    https://demos.studiogarnish.com/vids/CHKN-DEMO.mp4

    Chicken-verse was an NFT project for which I built a 3D Dungeon Crawler demo. The game was used to promote the project and be built on in the future. I oversaw the development and design of the game. I also developed the NFT contract and minting page.

  • Galaxy Doge
    https://galaxydogep2e.com/

    Galaxy Doge is a small casual game I developed for a team launching a token project. They used the game as a marketing tool to promote their launch. I led the development and design of the game and leaderboard system.

  • P2E Billiards Game (in-progress)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MPB0zLlcso

    Billiards Game is built in Unity, integrating NFTs and Smart Contracts for play to earn mechanics. The game is being made on the Solana Network. Pool cues, tables, and scenes will be served as NFTs and allowed to be used in tournaments. The early phase is still in progress.

Skills

  • Languages

    Solidity, JavaScript, SQL, Python, C#, CSS, HTML, TypeScript, GraphQL, Go
  • Frameworks

    Unity, Unity3D, Unity2D, Express.js, Phaser.io
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React, WebGL, Web3.js, Stripe, REST APIs
  • Tools

    MongoDB Atlas, Spine
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Agile Software Development, Scrum, Mobile Game Design, Application Architecture
  • Platforms

    AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Blockchain, iOS, Android
  • Storage

    MongoDB, JSON, Databases, MySQL
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management, Security
  • Other

    AWS, Game Development, Web Development, Blockchain Game Development, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Software Project Management, Lambda Functions, Full-stack Development, Game Back-end, Back-end Development, Data Architecture, Software Architecture, Web App Development, 2D Games, Full-stack, APIs, Third-party APIs, Async/Await, API Integration, 3D Games, Multiplayer, Networking, Game Design, IT Project Management, System Architecture, CI/CD Pipelines, Leadership, Architecture, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Cryptocurrency, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), CTO, Solana

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Cognitive Psychology
    2012 - 2017
    Northeastern University - Boston, MA, United States

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