About me

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I’m a game developer currently living in London, United Kingdom. I’m working as a programmer for Creative Assembly. I encourage other people, mostly high school and college students, to make their own videogames through events and talks. I organize the Caracas Game Jam, an event where programmers and artists join their forces to make videogames in under 48 hours. I’m a long-time collaborator at the Global Game Jam, and I’m the Executive Producer and part of the Executive Committee for the 2015 event.

The games I make are inspired in the reality of the place I grew up, the city of Caracas, Venezuela, to the north of South America; with her hopes and her frustrations, her beauties and her horrors. You can play Voting Day, Tele, Nación Motorizada y Mi Amigo el Puma as examples.

El Chigüire Literario is a blog in Spanish in which I write since January 2006 about game development and indie games around the world. I have good experience with C++ and cocos2d-x, OpenGL ES 2.0, Actionscript 2 and 3 (plus Flixel), HTML5, and Python (with PyGame). I’ve also created games with Adventure Game Studio, and I wrote a tutorial in Spanish to learn how to use it.

I am a founding member of Filantropía Foundation, whose objective is to orient and protect videogame users in Venezuela. As part of it, I am one of the organizers of Gamexpo 2012, in charge of coordinating the academic conferences in which 21 videogame-related talks were given during 3 days.

In the past I worked programming mobile games with C++ and cocos2d-x for MirrorHouse Entertainment. I taught a videogame programming and a computer graphics course atUniversidad Católica Andres Bello. From 2006 to 2011 I worked as a co-founder, writing material and maintaining the learning platform at Open English. Open English is an online English school, and I was in charge of designing and implementing the student learning interface. My undergraduate thesis was about Volume Rendering using consumer market video cards. I also worked in network administration, and I know how to administrate Linux networks and basic network services, such as DNS, LDAP and e-mail. You can follow me through the Internet in:

Twitter: @chiguire

Twitter: @chiguire

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gmail_64 You can also contact me through my email: ciro.duran@gmail.com.