About Me

Hello, I am Pradnesh Patil. I am a Game Designer.

I am currently working as a Live Ops Content Designer on Pokémon GO.

Previously I worked as a Game Designer on the Minecraft Earth Team at Microsoft in Redmond. I did System Design for a bunch of features on the game. Highlight being, working on the location generation algorithm for the game using open source publicly available data. I also handled Live content management for the game which included scheduling, planning and generating content for bi-weekly releases. I also single handedly managed content design for the sunset of the game.

I love working closely with programmers, artists and UX designers to create a fun and engaging system in the game. I also love handling the backend tooling needs for the game. I have spent a lot of time making automated scripts and macros for Excel that have made mine and other’s lives easier at work. I appreciate the community feedback and love to be involved with them to gather feedback, surface it within the team and then make player-centric decisions.

I graduated with a Master of Entertainment Technology degree from Carnegie Mellon University. I finished my undergraduate in Computer Science from Vidyalankar Institute of Technology in India under Mumbai University. After that I proceeded to take a course in game designing and art. I have been programming since I was in 11th grade. Absolutely love prototyping and writing quick hacky codes to prototype and prove my design. I dabble in Data Analysis from time to time.

Apart from work, I love photography and videography. I play a lot of games and sometimes paint.

The projects on this website have been my academic projects during my time at the ETC and also some personal one

I’d love to talk to you! Please reach out to me at [email protected] or on my Twitter or LinkedIn

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