About Me

Hey! My name is Aidan Takami. I’m an aspiring game developer, a grad from the Interactive Media and Game Design (IMGD) program at USC Games, and currently an Associate Game Designer at Rockstar Games.

I live in Carlsbad, California, but am originally from the LA area. I have been writing code for about 8 years. I’m most versed in C# & C++, but learned in Java. I’ve worked in both Unity and Unreal Engine.

As a game designer, I get asked a lot about my favorite games. My all-time favorite is The Legend of Zelda, Majora’s Mask. My personal favorite feature is the 3 day time loop. When I think about the types of games I want to make, Zelda titles always come to mind. My other all-time favorite games include: OOT, Minecraft, Red Dead 2, Journey, Spiderman on PS4, The Stanley Parable, Firewatch, and Outerwilds. The challenge of combining compelling narrative with fun mechanics in simple yet emergent way is very intriguing to me. Game design is an art form.

Fall 2019 I enrolled as a student in the IMGD program at USC & I graduated in May 2021. As of August 2021 I am an Associate Game Designer at Rockstar Games San Diego.

As far my hobbies and other passions:

  • I love to hiking & just being outdoors in general. I’ve spent a lot of hours looking at the stars.
  • I’m a huge music enthusiast. As you can find on my posts here, I think music shares a really important connection with our emotions, & therefore is super important in games as well.
  • I enjoy playing guitar when I have the time! Ive played since I was ~10. I recently bought a Martin SC-13E.
  • I try to go on a run every day. Im an active advocate for lunch break runs.

Thanks for taking the time to read about me!

Check out my Resume here!