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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
Build & Release Unity Games with Azure DevOps

My day-to-day involves a lot working in / with Azure DevOps. I’ve setup a fair few build & release pipelines…

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…

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