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ACADEMIA

Roles

Current:

  • Lecturer and Researcher in Games Development (October 2021 – date).
    • On site I teach:
      • 1st Year – Games Development and Unity.
      • 2nd Year – Group games project (design, production and Unity)
      • 3rd/Final Year – Final Project in Computer Science (module leader and individual student supervision)
    • For the University of London BSc Computer Science (online) I lead on:
      • Games Development
      • Final Projects in Computer Science

Previous:

  • Lecturer & Content Developer for BSc Computer Science (online), Goldsmiths, University of London (July 2020 – date)
    • Working across the degree to help and support staff create effective and engaging learning material for the first fully-online Batchelors degree on the Coursera platform.
    • Module Author and Leader for Level 6 ‘Games Development’ module.
  • Associate Lecturer for BSc Games Programming, Goldsmiths, University of London (September 2019 – July 2020)
    • ‘Introduction to Games Development’.
  • Founder and Course Leader for BA Games Design at University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Rochester campus (July 2017 – July 2019)
    • Games Design
    • Games Production
    • Unity & Construct3
    • Critical Studies/Theory
    • Member of Board of Studies and School Exam Board

Publications/Conference Presentations:

Public Appearances/Talks:

  • Global Game Jame 2021 at Goldsmiths, University of London
    • Remotely given talk about my research (designing for the eudaimonic gameplay experience).
  • Global Game Jam 2020 at University of Suffolk
    • Invited to speak about how to get the most out of doing a game jam.
  • IGGI Conference, York 2019
    • The Ultimate Heresy?: “Games Don’t Need To Be Fun, Neither Should They!”
  • Special Lecture at London College of Communication February 2017 to MA Games Design students.
    • Speaking about my research/PhD (emotions in video games).
  • VideoBrains, January 2017: Let’s Play Mums and Dads
    • On the representation of parenthood in video games.
  • One Life Left radio show/podcast as a ‘Super Special Guest’ November 2016: Listen/Download here
  • One Life Left radio show/podcast as a ‘Super Special Guest’ December 2015: Listen/Download here
  • Indie Games Conference, London (March 2015): Watch on YouTube
    • ‘Open Your Heart: Thinking about Emotions in Games’
  • Ex-Play 2013, Bath: Panelist
    • Entertainment vs. Education: Where’s the sweet spot for learning games?

Other:

EVENTS

  • Organiser:
  • Head Conference Associate:
  • Conference Associate:
    • Games Horizon (2013-2014)
    • Free 2 Play Summit (2012 – 2014)
    • Brighton Develop (2011-2012)
    • London Evolve (2011 – 2012)
    • Liverpool Develop (2011)

INDUSTRY

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  • Until Dawn Level Designer duties included:
    • Visual scripting of gameplay logic
    • Implementing and refining and blending interactive animated sequences
    • Streaming design and implementation
    • Dialogue implementation
    • Writing technical documentation for features of the engine and produces maps to support other members of the team.
    • Crafting narrative design with the Cinematic Producer and Lead Designer
    • Waypointing and directing AI movement
    • Testing/QA
    • Killzone Shadow Fall Artist Duties:
    • Selecting/arranging/combining 3D assets in world (level dressing)
    • Creating 3D geometry for level structure/outline
    • Co-ordination with other members of team and lead artists for visual continuity for sections I worked on.
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    • Designer/subject expert (consultant) on science-themed game for high schools. Created scenarios and co-designed mini-games, ensured scientific content was correct and that scenarios fit game design and publisher’s brief.

PERSONAL

All personal games are found on my itch.io page here: