about ZACH BARNETT
About Me & Some Other Fun ProjectsZach Barnett graduated from Purdue University in 2017. Zach enjoys creating engaging and interactive spaces from web development, to game development, and even to making art and writing music. This page is a collection of personal projects from over the years. Thanks for visiting the site!
Also, let's not forget that slot machine on the home page.
The story is surreal and symbolic, filled with oddities and a couple of puzzles so far. I'm still writing it every now and then, but I am prioritizing professional projects at the moment.
A to ZI made this game as a Christmas present for my girlfriend, Amanda. The letters move together, though opposite along the X axis, and the goal is to bring A(manda) and Z(ach) together. All art and programming was done in GameMaker, using its in-house art editor and its coding language GML respectively.
Parallax TestsThis was a game project I made in a couple of days to experiment with zoom and parallax in 2d. The many layers of images move and zoom according to their depth and position on screen. The title Post Control is also a play-on-words, which I tend to enjoy. The coding was done in GameMaker using its internal coding language GML
Here's another (earlier) parallax test I made, in another pastel-colored pixel art style.
Skeleton GameAt this stage, this game is more of an art asset test than anything else. I am using this game as a tool to exercise my pixel art as well as using this as a teaching tool to help my girlfriend learn to program games.
Here is an updated gif showcasing some progress in the art and functionality of the game