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 Randen Banuelos
 Narrative & Level Designer

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ARIA v.2 | Unreal Engine 4 VR


An interactive VR experience originally created by Rong Deng, Xin Ye, Rui Huang, & Cheng Guo

ARIA v.2 seeks to expand on the narrative universe and unique galactic-steampunk aesthetics of the original game. Pilot an escape pod with the help of your quirky AI co-pilot ARIA, uncovering what lies beneath the surface of her digital façade.



  • Role: Narrative Designer & Dialogue Writer

  • Software Used: Unreal Engine 4 VR

  • Genres: Space, Adventure

  • Estimated Play Time: ~15 Minutes

  • Team Size: ~10 People

  • Development Time: 
    December 2021 - August 2022 (9 Months)

  • Available On: PC, Meta Quest 2


Narrative Designer & Dialogue Writer Responsibilities

  • Re-structured narrative beats to create a more emotionally impactful story and melancholic ending

  • Edited & added dialogue alongside Adam Morina to better develop ARIA's personality and the game's world



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