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Kit Lee Burgess

Arvada Co, 80004


To lead a team of creative, talented people and develop innovative games that reinvent genres.

Proffesional Summary

  • Ten years of combined game design and development experience.
  • Designed and built software architecture for new mobile technology.
  • Excel at leading and bridging gap between creative and technical minds.
  • Gameplay mechanics, user interface design, toolset development, physics, and team management are all specialties.


  • C++, C#, and .NET
  • x86 Assembly
  • DirectX and XNA APIs
  • Visual Basic .NET
  • Lua, Batch, and PERL


Programming Consultant
Leviathan Games

Boulder, Colorado
Feb 2010 - Present

Contract Programmer
PlayFirst Games

San Fransisco, California
Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
  • Enhanced image conversion and compression tool to support iPhone image file formats.
  • Ported toolset used by over 25 development studios from Windows to Mac OS X.

Game Developer
Fuel Industries

Ottawa, Canada
May 2009 - Aug 2009
  • Interfaced between artists, management, and clients to port iPhone titles to Zune HD.
  • Developed user interface, game mechanics, and physics engine for Vans Sk8: Pool Service.
  • Created tools to streamline future development of Zune HD games.
  • Contributed to the development of Desktop Tower Defense and Lifeboat.

ITS Lab Assistant
Westwood College

Denver, Colorado
Aug 2007 - May 2009
  • Provides on-call technical support to instructors, staff, and over 4,000 students.
  • Installed, upgraded, and maintained software and hardware for more than 600 workstations.
  • Administered, secured, and maintained the servers and infrastructures of two WANs.

Quality Assurance Tester
iBeta Quality Assurance

Arvada, Colorado
Aug 2006 - Aug 2007


Westwood College

Bachelor of Science in Game Software Development
July 2009
Graduate of the Term, Alpha Beta Kappa, Student Ambassador

Uintah Basin Applied Technology College

CompTIA A+ (Hardware & Software) Certifications
June 2006
Multimedia and Webpage Design Certifications
May 2006


  • Colorado Game Developers Association Board of Directors
  • Reciepient of Westwood College's Game Developer Conference '09 scholorship.
  • Lead team developing XBox Live Arcade game for senior project using C# and XNA.
  • Placed 4th in The Game Creator's 2004 programming competition.
  • Coached 6th and 7th grade Mathcounts state winners in 2005 and 2006.

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