I make virtual worlds

My name is Tea (formally Jakob), I'm a 20-year-old game and web designer. I've created dozens of video game levels, they are all available for free so give them a try!

No game has influenced me as much as the Portal series. Without it, I would've never started modding.

I'm non-binary.
You can use they/them pronouns^^

Level design

Empteaness

One of my two maps for the 48 hour competition Tune. The task was to make a level inspired by a song.

I chose Daughter - Youth, which I always wanted to make a level about. It ended up getting third place out of 28 levels.

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(in)­stabilitea

Two and a half weeks into the three week competition about backtracking, I had the idea for this one. It's basically about absurd ways to open a door and going more insane as you progress.

The four-day map ended up being the second best rated on the competition, although it couldn't win since I submitted after the deadline.

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Brain Activitea

This only happened because a competition invited me to make a level solely focused on visuals.

There's not much to say about it. Just look.

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In Memory of Humanitea

I always wanted to make a staircase that leads to just a tree. That's where the museum originates from. An exhibition about the extinct homo sapiens.

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Don't talk about it

The theme is Companion Piece 2, create a map featuring a personal companion.

This level is my first attempt at focusing on a concrete story. It lasts for about 5 minutes and could be considered an "interactive short story".

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twisted_gravitea_

"Textures are for tryhards!", the theme of this competition was basically: use dev textures, keep it short and fun.

Source is definitely not the optimal engine for a gravity flipping puzzle game (I did it anyways).

Made in basically one Sunday afternoon, this was my highest rated entry at the time and reached the second place.

Download full mod Playthrough from Steven Cabbage

What is a game?

An interactive essay that starts with nothing and gradually adds aspects until you could call it a game.

After my Abitur and the almost 3-year level design break that came with it, I dedicated myself to this project to get familiar with mapping again.

Play it on the Portal 2 Workshop Read my Exposé

Normalitea

A very short level about drinking tea.

21/3/21

Redolence

»this map has you truly face the reality of elevator travel in the modern age«
- Chris W, Co-founder of Map Labs

20/3/21

Empteaness

A short walking simulator about moving out. »striking visuals throughout«
- Chris W, Co-founder of Map Labs

18/7/20

Tune in Tonight:

A Performance of Noveltea by the talented, virtuous Pianist and Artist Jakob Arctoitea

19/7/20

(in)stabilitea

A surreal backtracking adventure in a retro-pixelated office. »(in)stabilitea was fucking wild«
- beefbacon

13/6/20

Brain Activitea

»By far the most intriguing thing«
- Cvoxalury

2/5/20

In Memory of Humanitea

Humans gone. Exhibit for the species.

29/4/20

Thanatos

You're successfully dying. Time to recap your life.

4/4/20

Don't talk about it

Don't talk about it. Don't talk about it. Don't talk about it. Don't talk about it. I'm here to listen.

1/4/20

YOU CAN JUMP

Gravity goes nuts in this one. Made in one hour.

21/3/20

what we left behind

Alone in weird architecture.

23/2/20

Astray

A 3D-platformer set on floating islands. Made in one hour.

2/11/19

twisted_­gravitea_

This level sends players on a stroll across the floors, walls, ceilings, and in-betweens of this abstract, Portal-like course. »definitely one of the most original maps to date«
83% - Chris W, Co-founder of Map Labs

»It's the kind of shit I love [...] YES! We need more of this!«
- Tyler McVicker, ValveNewsNetwork

28/8/19

Chris Parable

A (pretty awful) adaption of The Stanley Parable, built in about 2 hours.

18/8/19

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o lovol oboot tho lottor »o«.

18/8/19

Trolley

It's really just the Trolley Problem. Made in one hour.

5/8/19

Sector A Training Facilitea

The hazard course from Half-Life newly reinterpreted.

6/8/19

resid proc

The 10th Chapter of Half-Life, rebuilt and abridged.

2/8/19

Diversitea

You just moved in, get to furnishing. »it will bring you a good smile«
- The_Guardian, Review

28/6/19

Backrooms

The Backrooms Meme in Source.

28/6/19

Staircases

Proof of concept of a game with rotating stairs. Not at all stolen from Harry Potter.

28/6/19

Thirstea

An abstract platformer with lots of blades.

9/6/19

error map not found

Lost in a broken level.

29/3/19

What is a game?

An interactive essay analyzing the concept of a video game.

9/3/19

Yellow Land

Colors are interesting, right?

26/3/19

entry

It's not worth your time.

19/3/17

Release

A puzzle in the dark counter-verse of FREE.

2/1/17

Shelter

Enter a world of floating, confusing and broken dreams.

28/12/16

Stereographic

An mini-attempt at a Portal-eque minimalism style.

3/7/16

FREE 2

The sequel of FREE.

5/5/16

FREE

The prequel von FREE 2.

1/5/16

Stuck in the Broom Closet

»i cant get out«
- a player

1/5/16

Wake Up

A Portal 2 mod that puts you in the shoes of a new test subject named Suki. The mod works with the testing elements from Portal 2 and has some puzzles in new settings. »With an interesting mystery at its core, and some smart puzzle designs, Wake Up is definitely worth your time.«
- Twinfinite, video game website

22/4/16

confusion leads to

16yo me experimenting with a level editor.

3/16

Sutsuru

My first 3D project. It's an office you can walk through. That's it. Seriously.
Collab with Nici.

17/11/15

Eight Game

A Unity Remake of the Eight game from The Stanley Parable Demo.

21/2/16

Higher than ever before

Two puzzles near the surface in Aperture.

24/12/15

Between the Tests

Yeah.

29/11/15

Freedom Aperture

My first time editing a PTI map with hammer. Pretty awful tbh.

13/9/15

Uh so, wanna chat?

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