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MICHAELCHARLESCOMPTON

Eleven years of AAA experience building experiences for Electronic Arts and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Principal Designer and Product Owner of  MLB The Show's Stadium Creator. 

I love designing new features from the ground up, 3D modeling, scene building, UX/UI,  and leading teams across all workstreams to next-generation experiences, from concept to prototype to delivery.

Personal Projects & Community Reactions

[TTB] IMAGINE THIS STADIUM CREATOR FOR PES 2022 & BEYOND! 😱 | THE TYPE OF INSPIRATION WE NEED!
[TTB] IMAGINE THIS STADIUM CREATOR FOR PES 2022 & BEYOND! 😱 | THE TYPE OF INSPIRATION WE NEED!

[TTB] IMAGINE THIS STADIUM CREATOR FOR PES 2022 & BEYOND! 😱 | THE TYPE OF INSPIRATION WE NEED!

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MLB THE SHOW 20  FIRST DIAMOND PULL INSANE 91+ PULL!

MLB THE SHOW 20 FIRST DIAMOND PULL INSANE 91+ PULL!

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STADIUM CREATOR FOR FIFA 22 - THIS IS WHAT WE NEED!

STADIUM CREATOR FOR FIFA 22 - THIS IS WHAT WE NEED!

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EARLY ACCESS TOURNAMENT: Super Mega Baseball 4 (We're in the Game)

EARLY ACCESS TOURNAMENT: Super Mega Baseball 4 (We're in the Game)

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Fractality

Fractality

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MLB The Show 21 Crazy 360 HR Replay!

MLB The Show 21 Crazy 360 HR Replay!

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500 FT HR's at the Field of Dreams in MLB The Show 21

500 FT HR's at the Field of Dreams in MLB The Show 21

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MIKE TROUT PULL LIVE REACTION

MIKE TROUT PULL LIVE REACTION

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Stadium Creator Series || TAMPA BAY v2.0 (MLB The Show 21)

Stadium Creator Series || TAMPA BAY v2.0 (MLB The Show 21)

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Career

CAREER

        (2022-2023) Senior Game Designer for Electronic Arts, Metalhead Software, where I got to lead some key features for the release of Super Mega Baseball 4. My work there included creating the game opening cinematic, which highlights dynamic players based on the user's game history. I also led the creation of the Legends League, the leading back-of-the-box feature, designing the team artwork and in-game player likeness for all 245 Legends. This included assigning  and balancing all player traits, gameplay attributes, and game systems. I designed a new Pressure system which is used game wide to drive situation specific animations and audio. I built a custom sky generator in Blender that gave full gradient sky control and time of day control, exporting cubemaps used for all gameplay environments. I built the home screen 3D environment for the user interface. Lastly, I initiated the partnership with the Jomboy Media team, and built out the Creator's Classic with a network of over 40 community partners, at the same time being responsible for first party marketing image deliverables seen on storefronts.

        (2012-2021) Previous to my time at EA I was with Sony San Diego Studios for the first 9 years of my career. There I ultimately led the development of the Stadium Creator feature, from concept to prototype to delivery. This included UX wireframing and research, UI design, asset list and game design documentation, priority management, game-mode implementation, and scrum leadership. Ultimately I was responsible for Stadium Creator being shippable for next-gen titles, and for building the 30 template stadiums.

        I redesigned the pitching meter interfaces which are still used today. I led the concept of, and built the cinematic sequences for the Diamond Pack opening experience, including implementation in-engine. Earlier in my career I was the lead designer on the Road-to-the-Show RPG interactions, building the off-the-field environments, leading mocap sessions, and creating a new progressive game-mode experience. I made a lot of cinematic in-game sequences, including the 360 or 4D replay feature. I helped design new back-end tools, train new hires with our engine and tool set, and got to collaborate with every department along the way.