Hello!

I am Jan-Helme Henke, a Game Designer and Developer. I studied Game Design at the HTW Berlin from 2011 to 2015, graduating in 2015. After that I worked at wonderkind for 1.5 years until the end of 2016. From 2017-2020 I worked with Jo Mei on the award-winning game “Sea of Solitude”. 

Now I am working on my own projects and looking forward to new opportunities to hone my game design skills.

On this site, you can find the projects I worked on for the last eight years.

Current Project

I am currently working on “Sea Of Solitude” at Jo-Mei.

Professional Work

King of Karts

(2015-16, 12 Months, wonderkind GmbH)
Mobile fun-racer in the style of mario kart with LAN and splitscreen-capability.
My tasks included:
– team management
– implementation of kart physics, AI, items, UI
– design of game modes and items
– developing editor tools
– Implementation networkcode
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The Virus - Cry for Help

(2016, 6 Months, wonderkind GmbH)
A textbased adventure-game for mobile devices, set in a zombie apocalypse
My tasks included:
– building complete codebase, including story scripting tools for author
– Implementing appleWatch-support
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University Projects

Bachelor Thesis

(2015, 3 Months)
In my bachelor thesis, I investigated the use of procedurally generated levels as a tool for rapid prototyping.
My tasks included:
– Implementing procedural levelgeneration
– developing simple topdown game
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Wormhunt

(2013-14, 17 Weeks, 7 Persons)
An asymmetric multiplayer game where up to three players hunt down a giant worm.
My tasks included:
– Game Design, balancing
– implementation of third person gameplay, including camera controlls, network code
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Nekodo

(2013, 12 Weeks, 5 Persons)
Nekodo is a two-player turnbased strategy game about bluffing, played on a single device.
My tasks included:
– Game Design and prototyping
– Design and implementation of UI
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USAlien

(2012-13, 17 Weeks, 5 Persons)
USAlien is a game about an Alien training how to infiltrate America.
My tasks included:
– Game Design
– Level Design
– Gameplay Programming
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Other

Prototypes

I created about 40 jam games and prototypes in my free time over the last years. This helped me a lot in honing my design sensibilities.
Here is a small collection of my works.
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Art

In my free time, I like to experiment with different kinds of art, be it drawing, painting, animation, or pixel art.
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