Producer, Technical Designer, Level Designer

Verdant is a 2D action platformer where the player fights to protect their home, the inside of a giant tree, from a swarm of poisonous insects.

Play now on Mac or Windows

The Robot Split in Time

Producer, Technical Designer, Level Designer

The Robot Split in Time is a cooperative puzzle platformer where two robots must work together and swap through time to solve puzzles!

Play now with two players on Mac or Windows

Brain Powered Games 

- Africa

Designer, Game Programmer

Brain Powered Games - Africa is a series of minigames built to test and improve the cognitive functions of children in Africa who have been exposed to HIV. I helped redevelop the original set of BPG games from 2013 as well as add new games such as a real-time strategy game where you build a village.

Quantum 3

Lead Designer, Game Programmer

Quantum 3 is an educational match-3 game for all ages where fun meets quantum physics! Build subatomic particles, learn about the mysteries of fundamental physics and deploy antimatter to clear the way! Quantum 3 is puzzle-matching at its finest and a great intro to the world of particle physics! 

Available for mobile devices on the AppStore and Google Play!

Quantum 3: Learning QCD through Intuitive Play


About Me

Tristan Özkan is a game designer and programmer from Midland, Michigan. Tristan is a Senior at Michigan State University and is expected to graduate May 2020 with a Bachelor's in Computer Science & Engineering and a Minor in Game Design.


He is currently a technical designer and game programmer at the Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab at MSU where he works with clients to develop educational games. Often taking the position of team lead, he has worked on a variety of games for both school and work. During development he is strongly involved in project management, systems design, and gameplay programming.

Resume & Contact

(989) 600-5669

©2019 by Tristan Ozkan.