Maurice Grela is a game developer who circulates between Toronto and Vancouver. His work experience includes game design, quality assurance testing, art direction, voice acting direction, technical art, research, and modding existing games. He has explored a wide spectrum of game design from using game development as art therapy to working on games which the American Army uses to help soldiers suffering from head trauma recover their cognitive abilities.

Maurice Grela is currently the president of Vancouver Full Indie. During the day he works on free lance game design projects.

Studio Experience

Various Contract Projects - Created games for clients such as The CBC
Designer | Programmer
Rivals Schools Digital Agency June 2017 – Present

  • Honed my communication skills to satisfy clients while setting clear expectations.
  • Designed and delivered games through focused iteration and attention to detail.
  • Learned how to program and design games for HTML5.

  • Fit Brains – An award-winning brain training software for Android, IOS, Web
    Designer | Quality Assurance
    Rosetta Stone September 2015 – May 2017

  • Created spreadsheets which projected effects of updates on players progression.
  • Designed games which challenge both emotional and cognitive intelligence.
  • Learned to design games in a multidisciplinary environment.

  • Smurfs Village 1 and 2 – A social builder game for both Android & IOS
    Quality Assurance Tester
    Beeline Interactive INC February 2015 – September 2015

  • Learned how to methodically search for bugs and adhere to schedule and protocol.
  • Developed foundation understanding of large scale game development.
  • Established my ability to critically analyze game systems.

  • Volunteer Work

    Full Indie – A Vancouver based community which organizes events for game developers
    President | Event Coordinator
    October 2016 – Present

  • Developed a not for profit game development course at the Richmond Public Library.
  • Organizing an arcade for game makers at The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival.

  • Talks and Workshops

    Games for Change (2017)

  • Lecturer

  • Game Curious Richmond (2017)

  • coordinator, teacher