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Freakout Games - Solbot Energy Rush

Posted on August 21, 2018 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been volunteering in my free time again for the international indie games company Freakout Games on their new title Solbot Energy Rush released for Android and iOS. The position involved black box testing the game on Android platforms. In the game you play as the robot Solbot who is on a mission to collect renewable energy resources in space.


During the test cycle it was essential to ensure everyone was working off the latest game build. Another tester and I worked...

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Throwback Thursday: Global Games Jam 2012

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 9:00 PM

During 2012 in my second year at University I took part in my first Global Game Jam.

For most of our team of 6 it was their first Game Jam as well, so we didn't quite know what to expect. By the end of the weekend we had fun and formed a playable game.

That game was Land Infinite. A 2D continuous side scrolling platformer, in which you have to fight off infinite spawning enemies. When a certain number of enemies have been killed the level changes and new location...

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Freakout Games - British Tycoons (Working Title)

Posted on August 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Over the past few months I've been volunteering in my free time for the international indie games company Freakout Games on their latest title, British Tycoons (currently unpublished) for Android. The position involved creating and maintaining test cases on the web based testing suite Lean Testing provided by CrowdTesting.


I also supervised an international team of three other QA testers during the project to allocate them test cases and monitoring their bug submissions, to ...

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Eggs to Legs: Educational Game

Posted on December 3, 2016 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Made as part of the MITx: 11.127x Design and Development of Games for Learning online course. The overall concept of the game is to provide an interactive experience about the life cycle of a frog for use in the classroom with students aged 5-6 years. I chose this topic because most students only get to see the life cycle chart in a text book. So Eggs to Legs would be an interactive visual aid of the life cycle, helping students to gain a better understanding of how frogs develop and risks th...

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Global Games Jam 2016

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Another year and the end of January can only mean one thing, Global Games Jam 2016 and the blog post about what I worked on.


My fifth Games Jam now took me back to Staffordshire University, for the final time at the Stafford Campus before their move to Stoke on Trent. Based on this year’s theme "Ritual" our team of 3 began work on a PC game called Demon Duel.


“Demon duel is a two player demon battling game! Each player populates their pe...

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