AURA is being developed as the year-long project for the Games and Playable Media Master's program at UC Santa Cruz.

Patrick Trinh

is a game designer, audio designer and musician for AURA. He graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Cognitive Science in 2012, and has made numerous games during and after his undergraduate study. He has also made music under the name Space Town (formerly Space Town Savior) for several years.

lun cao

is a programmer and designer for AURA from Xi’an, China.  After earning a bachelor’s degree for software engineering in his hometown at Xidian University, he gave up a job opportunity at STATE GRID Corporation of China to move to California and study game design.