During 2016 I had the honor of being able to work at a games company I have been dreaming of working for since I was a little kid back in secondary school. While working their, I learnt a large amount of knowledge that I have been able to apply to the last year of my University degree.
The company in question was Jagex, A large company based in Cambridge that develops one of the largest multiplayer MMO’s in the UK. I’ve been playing Runescape, their flagship game, since secondary school and I got the awesome chance to be part of their Web Systems team during my placement year for my University degree. During the placement I undertook three primary roles in their development team; Front-end Development, QA and Back-end Development.
One of the things that was suggested to me by one of my colleagues, Mark Heward, was to start writing a blog. The aim of this was to be able to showcase what I have been working on and to be able to reflect and recall projects in the future if I get stuck on a similar task. I’ve been putting this off for awhile, I underestimated the toll final year would put on my spare time. Side Projects outside of University had been put on hold and thus getting a blog up and running took the same demise as the rest of my projects.
I’ve finally managed to find some spare time over the holidays to now implement the blog section of my website. Currently, I’m working on a few projects including a mobile game that I wish to share with readers in the following weeks. Once submitted, I hope to be able to talk about my Final Year project and what it entailed. Currently, I don’t want to discuss this, except maybe small parts of the system, until it has been submitted and graded.
There is still lots to do for my portfolio. I have lots of small tweaks and changes I need to do, so don’t be too surprised if you come across a bug or if a page doesn’t take you to where it should.
Hopefully my first post has been entertaining enough for you to come back and check on my blog in the future. Feel free to contact me over one of the social media platforms I’m on that can be seen in the footer. I’m currently in the process of implementing comments into the blogging system, so for future posts you should be able to just comment.
Enjoy the Christmas Festivities and one my favorite Christmas songs – video below.
Ps. Yes, I did break one of the many rules of web development. I used an iFrame.