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Hey, my name is Nick Bedford and this is my online portfolio!
I am an enthusiastic undergraduate Software Engineer studying Computer Games Programming at university with a massive passion for games.
In my first year i won Best first year student of the year for getting the highest marks in the department.
I have recently been lucky enough to spend a year with Microsoft placed at Lionhead Studios working for Microsoft’s Game Testing Organization Europe.
I absolutely loved working in the games industry, it was such a creative and inspiring workplace full of like minded people.
Working at Lionhead I gained valuable experience working on a triple A title as a developer and tester. Info here: Fable Legends.
I love programming – whatever it is I’m programming, although games are a lot of fun to make!
Whilst working at Microsoft I gained a few technology certifications:
And I also gained the ISTQB – BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification for testing.
I’m not afraid to learn something new so I’ve developed using a wide range of tools and languages:
- Visual Studio – C++/C#/WPF/XAML/MSTest
- Xbox One XDK development kit
- Java/Android Development Kit
- Unreal 4
- UDK(Unreal 3)
I pretty much live video games – when I’m not making them I’m playing them or reading news.
My first game console was a Nintendo 64 and some of my favorite games for it are:
- Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie
- Super Mario 64
- Jet Force Gemini
- Mario Party
- Super Smash Brothers
- Pokemon Stadium 1/2
I’ve since discovered Conker’s Bad Fur Day too – the way that game has no boundaries is quite inspiring!
Rare’s games always stuck in my head, their charm, story and gameplay was always very appealing. And I loved the music.
I also enjoy discovering games with new gameplay ideas, as a lot of games are sticking to the same ‘safe’ formula these days.