Nerdy Navigation

Hi, I'm Stuart

Home Forums General discussion Introductions Hi, I'm Stuart

Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #33466
    Citizen Stu
    Participant

    Hi everyone. My names Stuart.

    I’ve been listening to the show for the last few months ever since I discovered it and now I’ve finally joined the forum. I first found the show through Ghostbusters Resurrection because I am a huge Ghostbusters fan (ever since my Dad first brought home a pirated VHS of the movie when I was a little boy).

    From there I started listening to Dungeons and Doritos and became a fan of that to. In fact it motivated me to finally try out some role playing for the first time (something I wanted to try out for a long time)… And of course I’ve been listen to the weekly Nerdy show itself as well… Oh… and I’ve started playing on the Server of Awesome.

    As for myself; I’m a nerdy accident prone Englishman living in Holland. And I make computer games for a living so you can’t get much more nerdy.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #33467
    Spacevagrant
    Participant

    Hello Stuart and welcome to the forums! So you make games eh? Have any released? What platforms?

    #33468
    Doug
    Keymaster

    Hi Stuart! Glad to hear that you liked GBR enough to listen to the rest of Nerdy Show. If you can get a group of friends together to play a tabletop RPG (Ghostbusters or otherwise), I highly recommend it. Have you played the video game, by chance?

    General Manager of the Central Florida Ghostbusters
    We're ready to believe you! | (321) 209-2020 | Twitter: @GBResurrection

    #33470
    Citizen Stu
    Participant

    Thanks guys

    Yes. I got the Ghostbusters video game as soon as it came out. I had so much fun playing it. I really like the way the show incorporates a lot of the stuff from the game, even more so now that they are busting ghosts in my home city :p

    I’ve spent the last few years working on the Killzone franchise for Sony (in Amsterdam). We’re just putting the finishing touches on Killzone: Shadow Fall at the moment. If you’ve ever played Killzone 1 and ran into a character called Private Billinghurst (or Sargent Billinghurst in Killzone 2), that’s me. A benefit of working on a game is you get to sneak your own name in sometimes 🙂

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #33473
    Doug
    Keymaster

    Killzone? Oh snap! I remember playing the first one on my PS2 when it first came out. That was a long time ago, so I can’t say that I remember a Private Billinghurst. Still awesome, though! Great to have you on the forums!

    General Manager of the Central Florida Ghostbusters
    We're ready to believe you! | (321) 209-2020 | Twitter: @GBResurrection

    #33478
    M
    Participant

    Hey Stuart, welcome to the forums.

    I´d like to hear more about that job of yours, are you a coder by any chance?

    #33479
    Citizen Stu
    Participant

    “That was a long time ago.” Now I feel old… Just kidding.

    Here he is in Killzone 1:

    And again in Killzone 2:

    No the most heroic of characters and he looked nothing like me but it’s funny to have him in there :p

    I am not a coder (although I get asked that a lot). I’m a designer, not on the visual side of stuff but more on how things work and feel. If you interact with something in the game I’m one of the people who comes up with how you do that. I also do some level layout work.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #33481
    M
    Participant

    I am not a coder (although I get asked that a lot). I’m a designer, not on the visual side of stuff but more on how things work and feel. If you interact with something in the game I’m one of the people who comes up with how you do that. I also do some level layout work.

    So a kind of a usability guy?

    The reason I was asking is that I work as software developer, though the boring kind, and the game coding is just something I mess around with on my free time. So I was curious to ask about the experiences on the “other side of the fence”. 😉

    #33482
    Citizen Stu
    Participant

    Sort of but it’s a bit more then usability. To give a killzone 3 example (because I can’t give any Killzone: Shadow Fall examples yet if I want to keep my job :p), I’m the guy who designs things like the multiplayer mission modes or what ability the players have, what they are, how they play, what are the rules, how they are balanced, how they are communicated to the player, what they look like, etc. Basically I’m one of the guys who designs the gameplay of the game.

    I don’t know how different software development is from game development but I know our codes use a variety of different code languages. We also have a variety of different code departments; Game Engine Coders, Online Coders, AI Coders, Interface Coders, Tools Coders, etc. Plus level scripting.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #33506
    huduvudu
    Participant

    Howdy! Good to have you!

    #33518
    Maraun
    Participant

    Cool stuff Stu. Sounds like you’ve certainly got the cred to walk among the ranks here. 🙂 Heck, with your experience you might even get featured in a show.

    Sailin' about port to port, Smokin' 'em out fort by fort,
    Stealin' their loot ton by ton, Takin' their ships one by one.

    #33526
    Citizen Stu
    Participant

    Hehe. Thank you. That would be so awesome but I’d be very surprised if it happened.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #33535
    Maraun
    Participant

    Saw your blog Stu. Good stuff with the camping lion! Reminds me of some shenanigans I photographed a couple years ago and posted to facebook.

    There’s a definite Dutch presence in my area of rural Ontario, Canada (I even dated such a girl), so the Dutch captions weren’t totally foreign to me. So have you enjoyed Sinterklaas?

    Sailin' about port to port, Smokin' 'em out fort by fort,
    Stealin' their loot ton by ton, Takin' their ships one by one.

    #33558
    Citizen Stu
    Participant

    Thanks 🙂

    You sound like a person who has celebrated Sinterklaas yourself :p Yep, I have too. I have a Dutch family-in-law so I get to celebrate it every year now. Still getting used to it though.

    I’ve been making comic strips for a Dutch magazine in Canada funnily enough.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Random Nerdy Show Network Posts

Skip to toolbar