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Metroid™: Samus RETURNS


Type: Nintendo 3DS™ Game · Nintendo

Developer: Nintendo EPD / Mercury Steam Entertainment S.L.

Description: Explore a hostile alien planet as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in a masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer revitalizes classic gameplay with stunning 3D visuals and a wide range of new content sure to please both new and veteran players.

Credited as: Programmer.

My Role:

  • Programmed the player’s camera behavior.

    • Coded a responsive camera that follows a fast-acting character while retaining the smoothing/interpolation benefits of slower telegraphed movements.

    • Created a camera boundary system that benefits secrets.

    • Added respective subtle camera feedback for Samus Aran's actions.

  • Took full charge of UI/UX.

    • Overall game-flow.

    • Consistent and detailed transitions.

    • Smooth touch interactions.

    • In-game user customization support (minimap, amiibo™).

    • Eastern regions’ font integration.

    • Navigation clarity/focus.

    • Appropriate feedback systems.

  • Followed strict memory and performance requirements.

  • Collaborated with artists, designers and directors in feature specifications.


  • The Game Awards 2017 - Best Handheld Game

  • Metacritic Awards & Rankings 2017 - Best 3DS Game


Date: 2015-2017

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