2024 Games Resident

Screen Queensland’s Games Residency is a year-long program for early-career game developers, focused on developing the skills and knowledge required to develop new games and games studios.

The first of its kind in Australia, the residency program is run in partnership with Workforce Australia Self-Employment Assistance provider Birdifi Bridge, with participants provided with co-working space, access to leading industry experts, business mentoring and income support.

About Corey

Corey first began experimenting in games design when he was 12-years-old with CorelDRAW, Game Maker, and Blender. In high school, he developed the viral game Slender Flashlight which sparked his interest in pursuing games development as a career. Corey is studying his Bachelor of Digital Design through the University of Canberra where he is building his portfolio and specialising in programming.

Primary skillset: programming

Residency Goals

I hope to have the opportunity to network and collaborate with others in the program as well as position myself in the Brisbane games development industry and grow my skills by exploring different software, hardware and specialties through the Games Residency.

Residency Project

I’m currently working on a small survival horror game with the working title Good Dog, which is in early stages of development. It will be the first of many small projects I plan to develop over the residency period.

The game concept is simple. In Good Dog, players find themselves in a seemingly ordinary suburban home, tasked with a simple job: house-sit and take care of a friendly dog for just one night.

The game blends elements of survival horror with the responsibilities of pet care. As the player, you must balance the needs of the dog–feeding, playing, and letting it out for bathroom breaks–with the increasingly strange and terrifying events that unfold within and outside the house.

Screen Queensland Games Residency