About me

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I’m a game developer currently living in London, United Kingdom. I’m working as lead Infrastructure Programmer for BossAlien. I am credited in these commercial games:

  • Total War: Warhammer (Creative Assembly, 2016, Tools Programmer)
  • Until Dawn (Supermassive Games, 2015, Special Thanks, intern programmer)

I encourage other people, mostly high school and college students, to make their own videogames through events and talks. I organise the Caracas Game Jam, an event where programmers and artists join their forces to make videogames in under 48 hours. I’ve collaborated for the Global Game Jam, serving as Regional Coordinator, Executive Committee member and Executive Producer at different moments.

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 at Universidad 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.