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Games Industry Programming Thaddaeus Frogley Lead Programmer
Who Am I? 1st computer: ZX81 (aged 7) No degree 1st programming job building database front ends in VB for B2B firm Learnt C and got a games job 6 months later
Who Am I? 17 Years in the Industry Mythos Games, Creature Labs, King of the Jungle, Rockstar, Climax
Make Amazing Things
Typical Day Stand Up Meeting Programming Peer Reviews Collaborate with Designers and Artists Track your progress against a plan
Real Programming You actually have to think What you can work out is often more important than what you already know Constant learning Rarely boring Unsolved problems
Real Programming Efficiency matters Processor time Developer time Memory, network and disk usage Practical solutions to impossible problems
Skills Programming: C/C++, HLSL, “scripting” Debugging Math and Logic
Skills Communication: Listen, Explain Social: Take direction, Accept criticism Attention to detail
Specialisations Graphics, Audio, Animation, Physics, Gameplay/AI, UI, Tools, Networking... and more!
Tips Programming Practice Real Hobby Projects
Questions Ask now Or later Or
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