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I'm Alex Knowles

Senior Software Engineer by profession

Game Developer by hobby

About Me
About Me

Hi, I’m Alex.

I’ve been making games in my spare time since I was 14; landed my first programming job at 18 and have flourished into multi-talented software engineer.

I’m well versed in the Microsoft stack and can professionally design, architect and develop software, websites and apps. My best work is produced as part of a team as my passion, enthusiasm and optimism can be inspiring; creating a productive and high energy environment.

Experience
Jan 2013 - Present
CMToolkit Ltd (CEMAR) - Senior Software Engineer

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Nov 2011 - Dec 2013
Decoy Studios - Developer

After attending a GameJam at the end of 2011, a few of us from our randomly selected team decided to keep in touch and collaborate on building games to fill our portfolios. We connected with a few other young and enthusiastic students and started a small game studio (total of 6 of us).

The studio worked on commission pieces and internal games / prototypes. We also participated in GameJams!

My primary role was as a developer, building games and prototypes in Flash, Unity and Unreal (UDK).

Education / Certifications
2018 - Present
Microsoft Certifications

2010 - 2012
Chosen Hill Sixth Form

I attended the Sixth Form for 2 years and earned A / AS level in Art & Design, Computer Science and Mathematics.

Projects / Portfolio
Latest Posts
Mine Colony – Basic Tile Selection

Quick and small update; I have added basic tile selection (more like tile highlighting) to Mine Colony. This basic feature…

I’m Back!

So, umm, it’s been a little over 5 years since I last posted… a lot of things have changed… Why…

New project: Mine Colony

As said in the portfolio page, Mine Colony is planned to be a simple game about building and running a…

GameJam

How you been? I can’t believe it’s been another month. So this month has been a bit of a mess….

ASTEROIDS!

Game Number 2! So this month I have somewhat stuck with the “in space” theme and have remade Asteroids. I…

2013

HELLO! Its been awhile, nice to see you again. Sorry about the lack of posts but I’m back and bringing…

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