Steven Yau

  • @yaustar
  • PlayCanvas Support Engineer, Snap Inc
An experienced games developer with over a decade’s worth of experience ranging from AAA console game...  
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Positions

PlayCanvas Support Engineer

  • Snap Inc
  • Apr 2020 - Present

Project Manager

  • Bravo Company (now Magmatic Games)
  • Sep 2019 - Feb 2020

Games Developer

  • Beat Fitness Games
  • Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

Session Tutor

  • ACM University
  • Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

Lead Gameplay Developer

  • Conspexit Games Studio
  • Jul 2017 - Apr 2018

Short Contracts - Software Developer

  • Freelance writer for various organizations.
  • Feb 2017 - Jul 2017

Software Developer

  • PlayCanvas
  • Sep 2016 - Feb 2017

Twitch Gamedev Streamer

  • Self-Employeed
  • May 2016 - Sep 2016

Senior Games Developer (King)

  • Activision Blizzard
  • Oct 2013 - May 2016

Senior VR/AR/XR Software Developer

  • Happy Finish
  • Jan 2013 - Oct 2013

Senior Games Developer

  • Playfish
  • Sep 2011 - Jan 2013

Senior Software Developer

  • WMS Gaming
  • Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

Games Developer

  • Electronic Arts
  • Sep 2006 - Jul 2010
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2021

Sep 21, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Published a YouTube video
I released a showcase video for the PlayCanvas WebGL games engine, showcasing the very best content to date!

https://twitter.com/playcanvas/status/1440313009365082125?s=19
Aug 18, 2021
Aug 18, 2021
Gave a presentation
Spoke at a school
I gave a talk today to young people about how I got into games, focusing on when I was their age and the advice I wish I had at the time 💪 

Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18dahBIQD2ZSTzhSLWJzrJyDUrpE66VxVKX9FChHpw9Y/edit#slide=id.p

It was fantastic to hear them ask about building brands and companies 🏗 
Aug 04, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Contributed to open source
Using webgl
Added keyboard and mouse controls to PlayCanvas devtools making it more accessible to control the debug camera

https://github.com/yaustar/yaustar.github.io/pull/19
Jul 27, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Contributed to open source
Fixed a bug
Trying to work out why Cordova with iOS refuses to load audio files. 

Ended up implementing a workaround that converts them to Base64 URLs and creating a script to automate this for PlayCanvas projects.

https://github.com/playcanvas/playcanvas-rest-api-tools/#cordova-publish

2020

Feb 01, 2020
Feb 01, 2020
Left a role at Bravo Company (now Magmatic Games)
Ended my journey as Project Manager at Bravo Company (now Magmatic Games)!
Project Manager, Bravo Company (now Magmatic Games)

2019

Dec 01, 2019
Dec 01, 2019
Left a role at ACM University
Ended my journey as Session Tutor at ACM University!
Session Tutor, ACM University
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