Miller Tinkerhess—Résumé
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I make video games.

I wrote my first text adventure in QBasic when I was eight. I've been a professional programmer since 2008 and a professional game developer since 2012. I have extensive experience in gameplay engineering, with significant additional experience in VR, networked gameplay, animation, and AI. As a side project I built and released Adventure Delivery Service, a 3D action game, entirely on my own.


Adventure Delivery Service (2018, Windows, Max, Linux)
"Boundless" demo (2017, Oculus Santa Cruz)
Oculus First Contact (2016, Oculus Rift)
Rouge Squad Run (Ludum Dare, 2016, Windows, Mac, Linux)
Halo 5: Guardians (2015, Xbox One)
Ponglike (Ludum Dare, 2015, Windows)
De Profundis (Ludum Dare, 2014, Windows, Mac, Linux)
Murder Mystery (Ludum Dare, 2014, Web)
Me And My Arrow (Ludum Dare, 2013, Windows, Mac, Linux, Web)
Coriolis Station (student project, 2012, Windows, Mac, Linux)
Michigan Liar's Dice (2012, iOS)
Mechasaur (2011, Android)

Game Programmer, Oculus REX Team, Oculus, Facebook
October 2016 - Present, Seattle, Washington

Solo Dev, Da Gamba Games
April 2016 - Present, Seattle, Washington

Software Development Engineer, 343 Industries, Microsoft Studios
May 2013 - April 2016, Kirkland / Redmond, Washington

Software Development Engineer, Age of Empires Team, Microsoft Studios
August 2012 - May 2013, Redmond, Washington

Participant, Sid Meier's Game Design Boot Camp
May 7-18, 2012, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Master's Degree in Computer Science, May 2012.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Graduate Research Assistant with the Soar group under Professor John Laird.

Courses taken include Operating Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, Logic Synthesis and Optimization, Advanced Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Adaptive Dynamics, Advanced Cryptography, and Psychology and Politics of Sense Making.

Mobile App Developer
2008 - 2012

Research Programmer, University of Michigan Artificial Intelligence Lab
October 2009 - August 2010, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Web Developer, National Association of College Stores
June 2008 - May 2009, Oberlin, Ohio

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Trumpet Performance, May 2008.
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio.

Courses taken include Principles of Computer Science I and II, Computer Organization, Systems Programming, Compilers, and Music Technology.