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Hi there! My name is Renan Lima and I’m from Brazil. I’ve always been passionate about games, not only playing but also making them! Every time I watched a new show, or read a book or comic, I’ve always imagined how awesome that story would be in a video game, or how cool would be to control those powerful characters! That led me, when I was still a kid, to play around with tools such as RPG Maker, The Games Factory, and even M.U.G.E.N.!

Such passion never ceased: as everyone said that I should learn how to code to make games, I decided to do my undergrad in Computer Engineering at UFSCar (Brazil). After that, I worked for a while in a Brazilian indie game company (iMax Games), just to find out that there is much more to games than coding and art. I discovered design! I realized that I needed to understand better the intricate elements of the game world and its rules, to create those amazing experiences that I’ve always dreamed of. Because of that, I went all the way to the US, where I got my Master’s Degree in Level Design in the Guildhall at Southern Methodist University.

Back in Brazil, I worked for over a year as a Game Programmer in Tapps Games, where I learned a lot not only about game dev but also about how larger companies run in general. After that, I joined Gilp Studio to collaborate as a Level Designer in the development of Areia. After its release, I continued working with Gilp as a Development Lead on the Neko Dungeon project, my first experience coordinating a team and one that I treasure so much for everything that I learned.


Fast forward to 2020, COVID happened and remote work became the norm. With that, I was able to join Digital Extremes, working on Warframe as a Technical Designer, unifying my passions for scripting and game/level design. Today, almost 2024, I have been able to move to Canada, working hybrid - some days at the studio, others at home - and very happy delivering incredible updates to players all around the world =D!



  • I’ve recently found out that, if you are in the United States, it is cheaper to fly to Brazil, take your Wisdom Teeth, and then go back - yes, I had to go through that pain T^T

  • Back in the day, when I was younger, I used to draw comics about my friends and me with superpowers, defeating the evils of the world xD

  • I have a weird tendency to like games in which the characters are animals… don’t ask me why, I don’t know!

  • Although I love 2D platformers, action/exploration, horror, and fighting games, the indie scenario has brought me a new passion for experimental games and the idea of pushing games as a new art form

  • Megaman X (SNES)

  • Star Ocean 3: Till the End of Time (PS2)

  • Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2 (PS2)

  • Guilty Gear Xrd (PS4)

  • Journey (PS3, PS4)

  • Shelter (PC)

  • Ori and the Blind Forest (PC)

  • Resident Evil 1 (Remaster for PS4)

  • Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition (PS4)

  • The Last of Us (PS4)

  • Bloodborne (PS4)

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4)

  • Beat Cop (Switch)

  • Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac (Android)

  • Moving out (Switch)

  • Soma (PS4)

Always outdated

Always in construction 


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