Some things
I know how
to do...

Some Of the Things I've done

Sep
2014
dates
Now
Open House Studios - Co-Founder - Lead Game Designer\Producer
Lead Game Designer\Producer

Open House Studios
Jun
2013
dates
Now
Chameleon eBooks as a Co-Founder
Game Designer\Producer

The Watch Kids
Feb
2013
dates
Now
Playtech as an Assistant Game Producer
Manage the art and development studio in Bulgaria Game production pipeline, process and design.
Produced and designed several games for the online gaming market.
Aug
2012
dates
Jul
2014
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Youth Science Center as a Game Design & Development Course Coordinator and Teacher
Build and manage the Game Design and Development course at the Hebrew University Youth Science Center for kids aged 12-18
Jun
2011
dates
Oct
2013
IGDA as an IGDA Chapter Co-Coordinator
Create and produce events for the local community in Israel.
Aug
2012
dates
Jan
2013
Playshift as an Operations Manager
Managed all the operations in the company
Game reviews and research
Hands-on QA of the client and server side
Implemented the use of Assembla as a bug tracking tool
Apr
2007
dates
Nov
2012
Double Fusion as a Game Operations & Testing team manager
Managed the game operations and testing team.
Understanding design concepts and implementing mechanics and level design for Double Fusions Ad Engine.
Experience in manual testing of PC and PS3 games.
Administered training and wrote STDs and STPs.
Experienced in manual testing of C++ SDK (Double Fusions Ad Engine).
Nov
2011
dates
Mar
2012
Adventure Mob as a Lead QA & Game Designer
Designed and produced games with Adventure Mob's framework (Using Unity game engine).
Supervised the QA team while building better test plans, Pipeline and process.
I speak fluent Hebrew and fluent English

Some Things I’ve learned:

Dec
2009
dates
Dec
2010
Jerusalem College of Engineering - Some courses in development (Java) and mathematics
Software Engineering
Software Engineering courses in math and JAVA
Dec
2004
dates
Dec
2006
Netanya Academic College - B.A.
Communications
Communications studies, Newspaper production, Movie scripting and production, Video Editing course and more than 120 hours of editing work, Radio programs producer, technician and broadcaster
I also learned that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42.

What People say

recommendation
Eyal Narkiss
Manager
If you have the privilege of meeting Amichai you will instantly be blown away by the amount of spirit he has. Not just professionally but for all his endeavors.
The amount of energy he has is enough to sustain Earth's population for at least 3 zombie apocalypses - back to back. And he'll bring the peanuts.
I've had the privilege of working with him for the past couple of years and his dedication, enthusiasm and willingness to take on any challenge without a speck of fear are admirable beyond comprehension.
He brings with him an attitude of dedication and curiosity that when combined with his enthusiasm and call to action will leave you with your mouth agape and a sense of what the heck just happened?!
Amichai has a Dalorean, a cloning machine or an army of minions because the amount of projects he is involved in is just not humanly possible for one man.
And this all breaks down to one thing which allows it all to happen. His passion!
His honesty, accountability and directness matched with the amount of knowledge, versatility and willingness to learn make him the guy you want at your side when facing any challenge.
recommendation
Uri Alonim
colleague
Amichai is one of the most influential people in my life in recent years. I met him when we worked together at Adventure Mob and I discovered one of the most brilliant, enthusiastic and dedicated persons I know. Amichai's knowledge and understanding of game design and of gaming in general is awe inspiring. Should I ever be involved in the creation of a game, Amichai would be the first person I would turn to!
recommendation
Oran Bar-Tal
colleague
Amichai is so efficient, that we've named a job title after is name! He is extremely professional and organized, and his presence and sense of order affected everyone in the company. Amichai has the ability to step up and be much more than what his job required and I couldn't have found a better team leader. Amichai had several projects in out company in which he worked as a QA lead and a project manager, sometimes even dubbing in the game design itself, again, flawlessly.
recommendation
Zvi Chazanov
colleague
Amichai worked with me as a senior Game Operations specialist in Double Fusion for three years. He was responsible for integration of our run time solution, game testing, demos and videos. Every thing he did was of the highest quality. When I went to Ubisoft offices in Montreal, to work on some projects, I left the team in his hands, knowing that his, amazing technical knowledge, intelligence and resourcefulness can solve any challenges the team might face. In summary, Amichai is a very intelligent, dedicated, hard worker and a wonderful team player. It was a real pleasure working with him and I'm sure that he'll be an asset for every company he will work. I would warmly recommend him for any position which requires leadership, eye for a detail and technical knowledge. I hope that in the future I will have the pleasure to work with him again.
recommendation
Itamar Budin
colleague
I know Amichai from childhood and work with him on numerous projects. Amichai has great leadership skills and can approach a problem or a task with a professional look of things. As a team manager, amichai demonstrate strong leadership skills. His team members respected him. Amichai have great QA skills like patients, professional look on the task, the ability to work on tight schedule and to meet a strict dead line. On a personal note, Amichai is great guy, with great humor. I have to thank him because he have direct responsibility for my career and without his support, i would never achieved my current status, I fully recommend him.
recommendation
Oren Kredi
colleague
Amichai is a very unique guy, you don't have the chance to meet a real gamer every day, so yes is he the real thing!. beyond that Amichai is great team player, took his job really serious and did it really good. though he is not a programmer, he really understand what we talked about and find the bugs really fast (sometimes he have few ideas on how to solve them - really impressive) i think Amicahi will be great asset for every company and i would be happy to work with him again.

SOME PROJECTS\Games I Worked on:

The Watch Kids

It is a known fact that reading books develops imagination and enhances the emotional and social skills of kids. However today, kids rarely read books and are more occupied with smart phones, computers and television. So how do you still encourage kids to read in an instant age of digital media?

You intrigue them!

Chameleon eBooks aim is to enrich the reading experience of kids all over the globe.

Exciting story - Kids will make their own moral and influential choices and affect the story-line.
Entertaining adventure - Kids will take part in a mysterious adventure while keeping human values based behavior in real everyday issues.
Challenging games - Kids will use their skills to solve and overcome obstacles on their way.

Beautifully illustrated, spiced up with appealing animations and sound - The next generation of eBook application is here!

Object Space

This game was created in the Global Game Jam 2010 and won best game award for that year. Game Design, Game Testing

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

Mortal Kombat

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

Driver: San Francisco

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

Pro Evolution Soccer 2010-2012

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

NBA 2K10-12

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

Dead to Rights: Retribution

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

MX vs. ATV: Reflex

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

Virtua Tennis: Ace

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

Top Spin 4

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

Superstar Racing

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

Power Soccer

Level Design, General Mechanics consultant, Game Testing

Some things I care about

arts And Culture
children
civil Rights
economic Empowerment
Community