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Hi, I'm Ry!
If you only have 5 minutes to view my work, then please check out the following few links first:
BIGBADSPACESHIP 2010. AS3
2010 3D FLASH VERSION OF THIS SITE
JUMPIN' JACK. HTML 5 / JS
HTML 5 CANVAS GAME FOR DESKTOP + MOBILE
BRAIN CELL. AS1
ROTATIONAL ISO / 3D ROOM ESCAPE
SIMPKINS CURE FOR THE REMEDIAL MIND. AS3
iOS AND ANDROID APP DEVELOPED IN FLASH
This is the most recent version of my site. An older (but still snazzy) 3D Flash version can be found here (as per the first link above), and yet another older archive Flash version here.
DESQIE
I'm a lead developer for DESQ in Sheffield.
Before joining DESQ, I worked in Leeds as a junior Flash developer for Brand New Media. I also spent a few months working on a freelance basis for several different companies.

I joined DESQ in October 2003.

Here are some examples of the DESQ projects I have worked on ...
LUSH: LUSH QUESTS. HTML / JS
TRAINING GAMES WITH RESPONSIVE DESIGN
BBC: LA MAPPA MISTERIOSA. AS3 / HTML / JS
INTERACTIVE VIDEO LANGUAGE RESOURCE
HSE: WORKPLACE SAFETY. HTML / JS
WEB / CD SITE SAFETY RESOURCE.
LSIS: MUSIC FOR REAL. AS3
ONLINE MUSIC COMPETITION
ASDA: MONKEY BANK. AS3
GAME PROMOTING ASDA GIFT CARDS
BBC: LEGACY. AS3
AUDIO PUZZLE SOLVING ADVENDURE GAME
LSIS: NAVIGATOR. AS3
S.T.E.M. RESOURCE SET IN SPACE
MELT: HEALTHY ISLAND. AS2
CLASSROOM DEMO TO PROMOTE HEALTY LIVING
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS: SIM SPACE. AS1
E-LEARNING GAME ABOUT NEAR EARTH OBJECTS
BBC: LIFE QUEST. AS1
ADVENTURE GAME ABOUT R.E. / CITIZENSHIP
STEEL CITY. AS1
EDUCATIONAL MINI AND MICRO GAMES PACK
CHANNEL 4 GRID CLUB: EET. AS1
POINT AND CLICK ECO INFO GAME FOR KIDS
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: E-QUEST. AS1
CLASSROOM LTERACY ADVENTURE GAME
DONCASTER EDUCATION CITY: ENTER GAME. AS1
A GAME ABOUT THE GAMES INDUSTRY

DEVELOPMENT
My core skills involve taking both a creative and technical approach toward co-ordinating and developing complex object oriented game engines and interfaces.
I regularly deal with familiar Object Oriented coding concepts, such as scope / encapsulation, inheritance, composition, abstraction and polymorphism.

I have extensive experience working on multiple projects concurrently with other team members, and also working with 3rd party APIs, plugins and libraries.

Here are some AS examples I've created...
PATHFINDING EXAMPLE. AS3
A TILE BASED SOLUTION TO PATH FINDING.
ROTATIONAL ISO DEMO. AS3
A ROTATIONAL ISOMETRIC ENGINE.
TRIG DEMO. AS3
USING TRIG TO CALCULATE ANGLES/DISTANCE.
ROTATIONAL PARALLAX / BASIC 3D ENGINE. AS3
A ROTATIONAL PARALLAX ENGINE (X,Y,Z).
PARALLAX DEMO. AS1
A SCALING PARALLAX ENGINE (X,Y, FIXED Z).
PROCEDURAL TREE. AS1
RANDOM TREE PROCEDURAL CODE EXPERIMENT.
ANGLES. AS1
CALCULATING ANGLE OF INCIDENCE
ANTS. AS1
BASIC COLLISION DETECTION EXPERIMENT
GAMES
I love game development. I have a strong passion for all things game related. I develop games and game engine mechanisms such as:
Games are awesome. I love all aspects of gaming and game development.

In addition to developing games in work, I develop my own games and apps outside the office.

I also play a hell of a lot of games (PC, 360, PS3, Wii, iOS). I also occasionally write reviews for the games I most enjoy.
SIMPKINS CURE FOR THE REMEDIAL MIND. AS3
iOS AND ANDROID APP DEVELOPED IN FLASH
BRAIN CELL. AS1
ROTATIONAL ISO / 3D ROOM ESCAPE
STAR CATCHER. AS3
WEB CAM GAME DEMO WITH BLUR PARTICLES.
BUNNY GO SPLAT. AS1
LOGIC PUZZLER. DESTROY CUTE BUNNIES
BLOW MOTION. AS1
PHSYICS BASED COORDINATION GAME
FESTIVE MELODIES. AS1
XMAS FUN
There are further examples of some older (and pretty basic, but fun) AS1 games I developed availabe from the links below:

Elite

Moon Lander

Xenon

Space Invaders

Elite

Xenon
ART
I enjoy creating both traditional and digital artwork. My skills include:

My art qualifications include:
I've always been interested art and design, and enjoy creating my own artwork.

I particularly enjoy creating game characters.

I create most of my artwork in Flash, but I'll happily dabble with Photoshop, Sketchbook or 3D programs like Sculptris.

Here are some examples of my artwork ...
DUDE
FLASH
A ZOMBIE
SKETCHBOOK
PEOPLE ON AN ESCALATOR
FLASH
A DRUNKEN PIRATE
SKETCHBOOK
TEXTURED HUMAN HEAD
SCULPTRIS
SCI-FI COP
FLASH
JEEVES
SCULPTRIS
ENVIRONMENT ART
PENCIL
WATCH
3DS MAX
BOB'S NUCLEAR MEADOW
FLASH
SCI FI BADDIES
PENCIL
BOB'S VILLAGE
PENCIL
DESIGN
I have experience creating and implementing both site and game interface design.
I've been involved in the development of UI / UX design and asset production (either in terms of graphical development, concept/usability, or technical implementation) on projects for large blue chip brands and public organisations.
I have experience developing site layouts, and I've created websites, basic JS games and complex AS3 games / apps which handle responsive design for multiple resolutions via CSS, Media Queries and bespoke JS / AS3.

When designing a game interface I repeatedly prototype, test and trial to be sure to obtain the best possible user experience.

Here are some examples of my design work ...
JENNY HUTCHINSON AIRBRUSH ARTIST. AS3
DIGITAL PORTFOLIO I CREATED FOR JEN
YAN AND ANN. AS3
FLASH SITE WITH ANIMATION
NLN SKILLS FOR LIFE. FLASH/PHOTOSHOP
DESIGN MOCKUP
QUICKEN. FLASH/PHOTOSHOP
DESIGN MOCKUP
DUREX. FLASH/PHOTOSHOP
DESIGN MOCKUP
TIZER. FLASH/PHOTOSHOP
DESIGN MOCKUP
MESSAGE LABS. AS1
DESIGN MOCKUP
ALPINE HOLIDAYS. AS1
SIMPLE SITE FOR AN ALPINE BnB
NINA ZAGORSKI SINGER SONGWRITER. AS1
DIGITAL PORTFOLIO I CREATED FOR NINA.
ANIMATION
Before becoming a Flash developer I gave serious consideration to pursuing a career in animation. I actually began using Flash purely as an animation tool, but within a relatively short space of time realised that I could make those animations interactive - it wasn't much of a transition from that point to jump into game development.
I produce animations primarily using Flash.

I've recently discoverd some great techniques to export Flash vector animation for use in JS driven HTML5 games. Very cool stuff.

Additionally I have previously produced 3D character animations using 3D Studio Max.

I've also previously developed 'universal video' solutions for cross browser video playback.
THE ANGRY BISON. FLASH ANIMATION
THE BISON IS ANGRY - SEE HIM ROAR
CRITTER. FLASH ANIMATION
A CUTE CRITTER - VARIOUS ANIMATIONS
A CRAB. FLASH ANIMATION
CRUSTACEAN WALK CYCLE + VAROUS ANTICS
ROSWELL. FLASH ANIMATION
2D CHARACTER WALK CYCLE
ROBO DIGGER. FLASH ANIMATION
2D CHARACTER WALK CYCLE + DIGGING!
EET (ECO EXTRA TERRESTRIAL). FLASH ANIM
AN ALIEN IN VARIOUS EMOTIONAL STATES
3D GIRL. 3DS MAX / FLASH ANIMATION
3D CHARACTER WALK CYCLE
SPIDERDOG. FLASH ANIMATION
THE GREATEST ANIMATION OF ALL TIME
ABOUT ME
I was born in August 1980.

I graduated from Huddersfield university in 2003 with a BA 1st class hons degree in Multimedia & VR, and I've since spent my life developing sites, games and apps in Yorkshire.

I live in Newmillerdam in Wakefield with my beautiful wife, Jenny.