Monday, 1 June 2009

Key Experience

Spilt Milk Studios Ltd, Managing Director - unannounced projects

From April 8th 2010 to the present day I am the Managing Director of Spilt Milk Studios Ltd, an independent games developer and games design consultancy/outsourcer.

Proper Games Ltd, Designer – Flock!, Final Fight: Double Impact, unannounced 3rd title

Between June 2006 and April 2010 day I was the Designer at Proper Games, directing and handling the development, pitching and concepting of all our games. I oversaw art and audio outsourcing as well as a small team of internal and external Level Designers. FLOCK! was awarded a BAFTA for best game in 2009. I also was the sole Designer on final Fight: Double Impact, released to critical acclaim. I was in charge of the team and drove the attention to detail and respectful attitude which resulted in it being held up by many as the best-in-class for emulated games.

Realtime Worlds, Level Designer - APB

In 2006 I was the only Level and Environment Designer, dedicated to building the game’s city. My particular areas of focus were the social district design and the combat district design, primarily using a combination of Unreal Ed 3 and Adobe Illustrator.

Visual Science, Level Designer – Octane/Velocity (unreleased)

Between 2005 and 2006 I started as a Junior Level Designer and worked my way to a promotion as Level Designer. I was mainly responsible for track design across multiple game modes, though after my promotion I was put in charge of overall city design and race layouts for the ‘Tokyo’ location.

VIS Entertainment, QA Tester – State of Emergency 2, Brave

In 2005 I worked as a QA Tester for Vis in Edinburgh. This – my first full time employment in the game industry – was very eye opening and I managed to learn a lot both about my career desires as well as my professional attitudes and expectations.

Dare to be Digital 2004, Designer and Team Leader - Blue Moon Rising

During the summer of 2004 I led a team of 5 students in Dare To Be Digital, creating a 4 player co-operative zombie game. From my own design, over the course of the competition we managed to implement almost every feature we set out to, as well as comprehensive promotional materials. We also won the award for Best Audio.

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