4th September 2009
One of the reasons I chose to attend university at Liverpool John Moores was the idea that it was a sandwich course. As important as university was for my future career, I felt that industry experience would be vital. I spent my 3rd year of university at Spiral House in Liverpool. A long-standing, well thought of studio headed by North West gaming veterans.
Through my year of working for Spiral House I was for the most part working on a game for the Nintendo DS called Spanisch Buddy. Spanisch Buddy is a language training aimed at teaching the basics of Spanish to the end user. The game was sold in Germany, France and Italy, but not the UK.
My main duties were creating a hangman style minigame, UI work, search functionality in the dictionary feature and creating an autotest algorithm.