Halo: Spartan Assault

Halo: Spartan Assault is a top-down action shooter set in the famous Halo universe, exploring the first missions of the Spartan Ops program. Vanguard Games developed the game in conjunction with 343 Industries.

Playing through the eyes of Commander Sarah Palmer and Spartan Davis, players dive deeper into the backstory of the Human-Covenant wars that take place between Halo 3 and Halo 4, bringing the epic scale of Halo to console and mobile devices. On all platforms, Halo: Spartan Assault provides an accessible, pick-up-and-play experience for fans and newcomers alike.

Role: Game Designer

At the final stretch of my internship and the start of my contract at Vanguard I had further developed my talent for scripting and prototyping. Because of this talent I got to work on the prototype versions of Halo: Spartan Assault for both tablet and mobile.

Responsibilities:

  • Prototyping and scripting A.I. behavior
  • Prototyping and scripting weapons and projectiles
  • Setup gameobject and scripting design for:
    • Units and vehicles
    • Weapons and projectiles
    • Spawn systems
  • Bug fixing and Quality Assurance

Media:

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Critical Acclaim:

Halo: Spartan Assault won an award at the 2013 Dutch Game Awards in the category Best Technical Achievement. It was also nominated in the category Best Mobile Game and for the Control Industry Award.

  • WPXBOX: 9.1
    “ If you’ve played Halo before and are a die-hard fan: don’t hesitate, just grab your copy. If you’re not that much of a fan but still like the Halo universe, again: grab it. And shouldn’t you be interested in Halo at all, but like a good twin stick shooter: grab it too.”
  • Pocket Gamer: 9.0 – Gold Award
    “ Bright and a little bit brilliant. If you own a device that can run Halo: Spartan Assault, you should definitely give it a try.”
  • All About Windows Phone: 9.0
    “ The second reason is that all of those writers, reviewers, and gamers, must not be disappointed. If it says Halo, they should get Halo. Thankfully, they get Halo. But with a mobile twist.”
  • Game Informer: 8.3
    “ The emotions Halo inspires, like panic from hearing your shield beep as enemies overcome you or the explosive joy you feel from throwing a well-placed grenade, are all on display here. Spartan Assault is a true Halo game, even if the series’ signature scope and size are scaled down.”
  • Maximum PC: 8.0
    “ In comparison to other tablet or touchscreen-based games on competing platforms, we’d have to say that Halo: Spartan Assault stacks up favorably as far as being able to explore the environment and determine the best way to accomplish your objectives.”

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