Career Summary

I joined Maelstrom Games Ltd in 1986. The first commercial game i worked on was Dark Sceptre on the ZX Spectrum which was a bit of a shock considering I had seen a review of the game 6 months previous. After that I moved up to the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga working on Whirligig, Grimblood, Midwinter, Midwinter II – Flames Of Freedom all for both Atari ST and Commodore Amiga, and Ashes Of Empire and Starlord for the Commodore Amiga. I then did some research on the Megadrive which included 3D Stereo Shooter Asteroids type game and a sideways scroller action arcade game neither of which got past early prototyping. The next and last project I worked on for Maelstrom Games was the epic Wagner tale Ring Cycle for the PC.At this point Maelstrom Games was bought by Philips Media who then set up Curved Logic Ltd. Here I worked on the development and conceptual design for a game called Sub Mariner for the PC, PowerPC and Playstation unfortunately Infogrames bought Philips Media and Curved logic went with the deal and even though the project was nearing completion it was shelved after this I did a lot of design and concept work on a number of Loony Toon’s titles for Infogrames before they shut the company down.

I then worked freelance briefly for Mirage on Pool Shark / Ultimate 8 Ball for the Playstation and PC platforms.

After this Darkblack was then set up with the core team from Curved Logic to write MTV Sports Skateboarding for THQ on the PC, Playstation and Dreamcast platforms.

I then joined the Platinum Interactive team work on Rally Championship Xtreme for Actualise on the PC platform.

In 2002 I moved to California to join Paradox Development, I started by helping out finishing up X-Men Next Dimension before starting work on a project Paradox were developing for Sony, after Sony cancelled this project we quickly took the code base to produce a demo for Midway Games, they liked what they saw, so production started on Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks for PS2, XBox. Towards the end of this project Midway Games acquired Paradox turning Paradox into the LA studio of a growing Midway Studios.

After 5 years in California i felt it was a good time to return to the UK, Joining Travellers Tales to work on Chronicles Of Narnia – Prince Caspian title for Disney, After the completion of the project I left to go and work for Twelve Games in Crotone, Italy. I was busily reacquainting myself with the UE3 engine and scripting but unfortunately had to cut short my employment there after only 2 months due to the company failing to pay any wages during that time.

After this I started development of a game called Arena, formally known as Cantara, first developing it using XNA and then using the Unity engine, I then went off to work in Portugal for Biodroid Entertainment for 6 moths and then finally back to Liverpool to work for Magenta Software to work as a tools programmer on the Invizimals The Lost Kingdom project.

After leaving Magenta i have been working on a number of projects using Unity Engine, the most ambitions of which is a Midwinter reboot although this may soon switch over to the CryEngine, and a couple of tradition arcade type games which should be finished very soon.

I have now published my first Android game Utopia Onslaught available to download on Google Play™, it is currently a free to play demo while I iron out all the publishing issues that Unity or Google keep quiet about.

Game Title

Platform

Release Year

Dark Sceptre ZX Spectrum 1987
Grimblood Atari ST
Commodore Amiga
1990
Midwinter Atari ST
Commodore Amiga
1990
Midwinter II – Flames Of Freedom Atari ST
Commodore Amiga
1991
Ashes Of Empire Commodore Amiga 1992
Starlord Commodore Amiga 1993
Ringcylce PC CDRom 1995
Pool Shark / Ultimate 8 Ball PC
Playstation
1999
MTV Sports Skateboarding PC
Playstation
Dreamcast
2000
Rally Championship Xtreme PC 2001
X-Men Next Dimension Xbox
Playstation 2
2002
Backyard Wrestling Xbox
Playstation 2
2003
Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks Playstation 2
Xbox
2005
Chronicles Of Narnia – Prince Caspian Xbox360
Playstation 2
Wii
2008
Invisimals – The Lost Kingdom Playstation 3 2014
Utopia Onslaught Android 2015

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