Steliyan Stoychev

Game Design Student

Hero Illustration

Nice to meet you

Welcome to my website! My name is Steliyan, and I’m a passionate game design student from Hanze University Groningen, The Netherlands. From a young age, I’ve been fascinated with creating real-life prototypes of board and card games, adding my own unique twists to them. As I grew older, my love for games only intensified, leading me to pursue a career in game design. To me, game design is all about innovation, creating unique concepts that meet the needs of players while also teaching them new knowledge and skills. I hope you enjoy exploring my portfolio and seeing my ideas come to life!


What I can offer to you

Professional projects

Crush them All

Crush Them All is a TAP TAP RPG Pixel game mixed with Idle heroes gameplay. Recruit heroes and build an invincible army to crush the forces of Evil. Explore a fantasy world full of Demons, Beasts, and Gigantic bosses and Crush your way through magical places in this Clicker Heroes adventure.



Heirloom is a horror-adventure game where you’ll have to use your wits to survive. Explore the world carefully, don’t let any detail slip, it might just be the difference between life or death.

Follow the journey of Aadila, a young girl whose life had a turn for the worse, suffering under an unfair regime. Left alone to fend for herself, she has to overcome hardships no child should ever face. It is hard to survive when everybody drags you down, clawing away at your innocence. Escape this nightmare. Follow the Light.

Open Mind

“Open Mind,” the winner of the “Best Spectator Game” award at the Sofia Game Jam 2023, is a sci-fi horror game set in the far future when AI has taken over the world. The game transports you to a dystopian future where you take the role of an engineer tasked with a mission of saving humanity from the AI. Navigate the chilling PS1 graphic inspired metallic corridors haunted by the aftermath of a once-successful world changing experiment, now embodied in a destructive and self-aware artificial intelligence. Will you unveil the mysteries that lurk in the shadows and escape the grasp of the malicious AI, or become a victim of the relentless pursuit of artificial consciousness?


SAGA is a Synthwave themed reskin of the Unity FPSMicrogame. The Synthwave themed background and pixelated font match the old-school arcade game feel. The color palette was analyzed to pick appropriate colors for the UI, weapons and environments.

Crystalline warfare

Crystalline Warfare is a tactical FPS inspired by the art style of Valorant, designed for 5v5 S&D mode. With strategic gameplay, customizable weapons, and immersive level design, it’s the perfect game for FPS enthusiasts who enjoy intense and challenging gameplay. It has an emphasis on strategy and teamwork, players must use their wits and tactical prowess to outmaneuver their opponents. The game offers a diverse selection of weapons, each with unique strengths and weaknesses, allowing players to customize their loadouts and choose the perfect weapon for the task at hand.


Up! is a unique and innovative serious game prototype that has been designed with people who have acrophobia, or a fear of heights, in mind. This game offers a completely immersive and enchanting experience that allows players to conquer their fear of heights in a safe and controlled environment. As players navigate through the serene and visually stunning fantasy world of Up!, they will gradually become more comfortable with heights and gain a sense of confidence that they can carry with them into the real world. With its engaging gameplay mechanics and beautifully crafted environments, Up! is a truly transformative experience that can help people overcome their fears and achieve their goals.