Creative Industry Work 1997-2008

All of the work on this page prior to 2006 was done for external clients. Work from 1998-2005 was done through my production companies (Bomb Productions PLC., Bomb NY Inc., Blue Haptic BV.) Information on Creative Industries research can be found on my academic pages incuding the CREATOR research cluster.

 
 

Storey Creative Industries Centre, 2006 - present
Company Director (Board Member)

The Storey Institute has long been central to Lancaster's technical, artistic, and scientific cultures. It is currently being redeveloped into a center for creative industries through a £4.5m+ package of EU Northwest RDA funding schemes together with support from the Arts Council and Lancaster City Council. The center will include a restaurant, bar, auditorium, lecture halls, gallery spaces, tourist information center, and workspaces as well as a research group looking at relations between large and small enterprises and public and privately sponsored projects

 
 
 

My Horse & Me (aka The Pony Game), 2004 - 2005
Project Manager, Game co-designer

The first horse sports simulation game to launch for Wii, My Horse and Me on Wii and PC is the first title of its kind to offer both 1st and 3rd person camera modes, putting riders right in the saddle and creating a perfect training tool for practicing disciplines that riders face in real life.

Managed development of original game design and pitch to investors to raise initial €1.25m for game development, client: Woedend Games & JES BV

 
 
 

Mobstar, 2005
Project Manager, Tech Director

a real-time multi-player online game based on the world of the mafia. Players begin as lowly thugs, doing drug runs and climb the criminal career ladder by accumulating wealth and status to become Godfather of their own gang.

Redesigned interface, MySQL database schemes, added new security and Flash games, client: Woedend Games

 
 
 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, 2004
Lead programmer: game testing

A massively distributed game set in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. "The Zone is reluctant to open up its mysteries. It is a rare hero who can reach the very heart of the Zone onto find out what danger awaits him there."

Worked with Babel Media, THQ, and Sony to develop tracking and security systems for beta testing realtime distributed game environment with thousands of live users

 
 
 
Seeing Seen

5Dice, 2004
Programmer

Interactive TV game based on Yahtzee for SkyTV developed with the OpenTV API and developer kit.

Role: Sole Programmer, Client: Babel Media & Yoo TV

 
 
 
Cybermusic

Freekick Pro, 2003
Lead Programmer

3D Director shockwave freekick football game with realtime physics engine (developed by Jochem v.d. Spek) and 3D models built in Maya and controlled through Director's 3D engine.

Role: Lead Programmer, Client: Woedend for ABN Amro/Ajax

 
 
 
Reckless Eyes

Spoof, 2003
Tech Director

Online betting game based on British pub game.

Developed and tested statistical betting models and db schemata. Wrote Directed development of Flash Front-end and java servlet for Oracle db communication. Client: Babel Media and X-Games

 
 
 
WinterSpace

Inca Gold, 2003
Tech Director

Online betting game based on traditional arcade coin game

Developed and tested statistical betting models and db schemata. Wrote Directed development of Flash Front-end and java servlet for Oracle db communication. Client: Babel Media and X-Games

 
 
 
Viking

A.DA, 2002

Online Website and online forums

Flash navigation with PHP and MySQL backend

Client: ArtEZ Digitaal Atelier

 
 
 
Contours

Radio Revolution - 2001

Tech direction and programming for live web Radio streaming and scheduling.

Custom streaming server and client based on Real Media dev kit

Client: Babel Media and Radio Rev.

 
 
 
CyberSM

Recall Radio - 2000

Tech direction and programming for live web Radio streaming system.

Flash player with custom Flash streaming server

Client: Babel Media

 
 
 
Seeing Seen

Thinkwell - 1999

Lead Programmer for online adaptive testing and video lecture delivery.

Real Media/Flash/Cold FusionMS SQL Server

Client: Thinkwell

 
 
 
Cybermusic

FilmFour - 1998-99

Tech direction for www site supporting launch of new subscription TV channel

Cold Fusion/Sybase/Real Media

Client: Channel Four UK

 
 
 
Reckless Eyes

C4 Chat - 1999

Tech direction/lead programmer for live chat system supporting > 2500 simultaneous guests

Custom java client and C++ server

Client: Channel Four UK

 
 
 
WinterSpace

C4 (Channel Four) - 1998-2000

Tech direction for UK's first independant television broadcaster

Custom java client and C++ server

Client: Channel Four UK

 
 
 
Viking

Princeton Review - 1998-99

Programmer for online adaptive testing and university information systems

Cold Fusion/MS SQL Server

Client: Princeton Review

 
 
 
Contours

EIU - 1997

Producer for online document search and delivery system.

Verity Search 97 and C++ based content management system

Client: Online Magic for EIU

 
 
 
CyberSM

Journal of Commerce - 1997

Producer for automated web page generation from printed newspaper

Verity Search 97 and perl-based content management system

Client: Online Magic for JOC

 
 
 
CyberSM

The Net3 - 1996

Researcher/developer for web site supporting BBC TV program

HTML and VRML

Client: Illuminations for BBC2