About me

I was born on August 3rd 1974 in Dumfries, Scotland.

I started playing games when I was 4 and I guess this made me good at them as I continued playing everything I could until I started trying to make them on my Amiga A500 with the AMOS package and DeluxePaint 2 & 3 after being inspired by Populous.

Years later, while playing Tekken2, Wipeout and Doom obsessively on the Playstation I read about Quake and made sure to get a PC in time for Qtest1's release. I intended on getting back to my childhood dream of making games but instead I ended up playing a lot of Clan games in Quakeworld until voluntering to make our Clan skin got me back on track.

Eventually I got my start in the games industry and after gaining enough experience I've ended up getting to work at Epic Games with other people that can tell similar stories to mine.

I have 3 beautiful women in my life, my wife Kirsten, my daughter Nikitta and my cat Alba; so I consider myself a very lucky guy considering I spent most of my life growing up in a small coastal town on the south west coast of Scotland.

When I'm not being a family man or a professional I like to watch old noir films, drink singlemalt whisky and read up on celtic mythology, take a walk in the green or just play some games for fun and work toward articulating my own ideas for paintings, games and stories.

There's just not enough hours in the day really is there?

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