- contract video game programmer with 16 years professional experience in console video game development
- knowledgeable in many areas of process improvement and the game production life-cycle
- helps development companies realise their game designs and get them published on time and on budget
- teaches video game programming at London South Bank University
|Hardware:||Kinect, PS3, Wii, DS, Xbox, PS2, Gizmondo, GC, DC, PC, PSX, N64|
|Operating systems:||Windows, Linux|
|Software:||Visual Studio, Perforce, Unity3D, SourceSafe, GCC, CVS, SVN|
|Libraries:||STL, WPF, SDL, DX, fmod, Alchemy, RW, OpenGL ES, MFC, Logik State sound|
|Design methods:||Test Driven Design, Design Patterns, UML|
|Process:||Scrum, Spiral, Evolutionary Delivery, XP|
|Coding practices:||Refactoring, Unit Testing, DBC, Pair Programming|
|Management practices:||risk management, pair programming|
- helped ship over 20 titles
- Designed the programming unit for the BA (Hons) Game Cultures degree course at London South Bank University
- founded Powered Up Games
- designed and built game libraries for Oxygen and Coyote
- led Acclaim's tool pool in the London Studio
|Zumba Fitness 2||Wii, Kinect||Zoë Mode||Majesco|
|Haunt||Kinect XBLA||Zoë Mode||Microsoft|
|Sing It: Party Hits||PS3, Wii||Zoë Mode||Disney|
|Sing It: Family Hits||PS3, Wii||Zoë Mode||Disney|
|Gravity Crash||PS3||Just Add Water||Sony|
|Agent Hugo: Hula Holiday||Wii, PS2||Attractive||NDS|
|Wonderworld Amusement Park||Wii||Attractive||Majesco|
|Pirates: Duels on the High Seas||DS||Oxygen||Oxygen|
|Alan Hansen's Sports Challenge||Wii, PS2||Oxygen||Oxygen|
|Cheggers' Party Quiz||Wii, PS2||Oxygen||Oxygen|
|Operation Vietnam (Conflict: Vietnam)||DS (Gizmondo)||Coyote||Majesco|
|Just Cause||PC, Xbox, PS2||Avalanche||Eidos|
|Vietcong: Purple Haze||PS2, Xbox||Coyote||Take Two|
|I-Ninja||GC||Coyote / Argonaut||Namco|
|BIONICLE||GC||Coyote / Argonaut||Lego|
|ArmyMen: RTS||GC||Coyote||Global Star|
|European Super League||PSX, DC, PC||Coyote / VIE||VIE|
|Armorines: Project SWARM||N64||Probe||Acclaim|
|Re-Volt||PC, PSX, N64, DC||Probe||Acclaim|
|Forsaken||PC, PSX, N64||Probe||Acclaim|
2012 Relentless (Brighton UK)
A 6 week contract to extend and maintain the auto test programs and documentation for the Kinect National Geographic TV project. Programs were written in C#, Lua, and Ant script.
2012 National Film and Television School (Beaconsfield UK)
2010-2011 Zoë Mode (London and Brighton UK)
A 6 month contract to add online shopping and leaderboards to Sing It: Party Hits for PS3. Also assisted with debugging of Sing It: Family Hits for PS3 and Wii.
Followed by a 10 month contract to help deliver XBLA title Haunt for Kinect; release date currently unconfirmed. Created level construction tools in WPF, XML file formats, and game loading code. Also worked on the navigation code, Kinect gesture recognition, and ghost AI.
Followed by a 5 month contract on Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii and Kinect. Worked on LiveMove 2 gesture detection system for Wii and tool support for balancing difficulty. Adapted the Haunt engine code for the Kinect version of Zumba Fitness 2 concentrating on the animation system.
2008-2009 Just Add Water (London UK)
A 12 month contract to assist in the programming of the PS3 title Gravity Crash. Created the 2D landscape editor system and online features. Also worked on in-game AI, pixel and vertex shaders, and SPU particle processing.
2008 Attractive Games (London UK)
A 2 month contract to assist in the shipping of the PS2 and Wii title Agent Hugo: Hula Holiday and Wii title Wonderworld. Debugging and optimisation work.
2007-2008 Coyote Developments (London UK)
A 3 month contract to complete the PC client for the title Match Day Poker. Worked on the avatar customisation code. This project was completed but terminated due to a rights issue. This studio has since closed.
2007 Oxygen Studios (London UK)
A 10 month contract to develop a cross platform game engine for DS, Wii, and PS2. The engine was completed and used to develop the titles: Pirates: Duels on the High Seas, Cheggers' Party Quiz, and Alan Hansen's Sports Challenge. This studio has since closed.
2006 Razorback Developments (London UK)
A milestone based contract to aid in the production of the DS title Xiaolin Showdown. This project took approximately 7 months to complete. Mostly worked on the creation of mini games. Also worked on engine code that was later used in the title: Brain Voyage.
2006 Lionhead (Guildford UK)
Initially a 9 month contract to assist in the porting of the title The Movies to PS2. Helped optimise the DMA packet creation and VU decompression of the 3D data. This project was cancelled after the company was purchased by Microsoft.
2005 Coyote Developments (London UK)
A 3 month contract to help complete the title Conflict: Vietnam for the Gizmondo platform. Optimised several game sub-systems including the OpenGL ES framework. This project was cancelled due to the termination of the Gizmondo platform. But the project was ported and later released on the DS under the title Operation Vietnam.
2005 Avalanche (Stockholm Sweden)
A 6 month contract to help deliver the alpha milestone for the PS2 version of the title Just Cause. Optimised the memory, VU shadows, and creature rendering effects. Improved the build system and made the PS2 builds.
1999-2004 Coyote Developments (London UK)
Development of cross platform in-house code library. Wrote automated unit test framework, debug library, 3D rendering via Renderware, and controllers. Developed game prototypes for Rex the Runt, Slipstream, Slot Racers, and Doctor Who.
Also helped to ship the games: Vietcong: Purple Haze, I-Ninja, BIONICLE, Army Men: RTS, ZooCube, European Super League.
1996-1999 Probe Entertainment (London UK)
Developed the Habitat PC editor program used to create the environments in the titles Forsaken and Re-Volt. Led the programming team for the title Armorines: Project SWARM.
Educated to A level in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Technology.
- Reviewer for the SWEBOK project
- Contributor for wiki, wikipedia, wikibooks, and GameDeveloper
- Runs this wiki
- Ubuntu Linux
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