A look into Zach Schickler's works.


Court of the Crimson King is a 2D rougelike with turn based combat and procedurally generated dungeons. The game was made during one semester of CAP4053 (taught by Tom Carbone) by Zach and his two teammates, Michael Ferrara and Pranav Sharma. The game pairs a typical dungeon crawling experience with an eccentric musical theming to create an unusal rougelike experience.

The game was built with Unity. The game is hosted on Github, free to download. A blog consisting of game updates and development history can be found here, as well as the game's initial proposal.

A Spooky Adventure

A Spooky Adventure is an interactive coding visual novel that was made for UCF's 2018 STEM Day event. It was developed by Zach as part of a demo for elementary school kids to learn about the basics of coding, as well as play through a Halloween themed game.

The game was built with Love2D, a game engine for Lua. The game is hosted on Github, free to download. For any questions on how you can use this demo for your own students, please contact Zach.

ELLE Mobile

ELLE Mobile (aka. BetterRacer) is a racing and language learning game developed for both iOS and Android. Zach worked on a team with Reinaldo Villasmil and Jinyu Pei as part of his Senior Design project.

The game is built in Unity and is part of a larger series of ELLE games that are used in classrooms to teach students foreign languages in an easy to digest manner. To read more about ELLE, visit the official site, or visit Program Head Emily K. Johnson, Ph.D.'s site to learn more about the work behind the project.