About


That's me!
I'm Dan Donnan, I'm 24 and am currently working as a Game Scripter in the games industry. I graduated from the University of Salford's BSc Computer & Video Games course, focusing on Programming, with a first class honours.

I have been making games since the early 2000s from using hyperlinks in Powerpoint to using Game Maker, C# with XNA and Unity, Java for Android and now meddling with C++. I am also able to create websites using HTML, CSS and Javascript, as well as being well versed in Microsoft Office and Photoshop, with a little knowledge of 3DS Max.


Experience
C# - 6 years, experienced, taught
Java - 5 years, experienced, self-taught with a focus on Android development
C++ - 5 years on-off, good understanding, self-taught
Game Maker - 10 years, self-taught



Celebrate Sport at the BBC. I'm on the right, in blue.
Work
TT Fusion - Game Scripter - July 2016 - present
Writing behaviour for AI characters, and setting up navmesh in levels so it's possible for them to navigate through.
LEGO Dimensions Year 2 (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U)

TT Fusion - Junior Game Scripter - November 2014 - June 2016 (1 year, 8 months)
Writing behaviour for AI characters, and setting up navmesh in levels so it's possible for them to navigate through.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Wii U)
LEGO Jurassic World (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Wii U)

TT Fusion - QA Tester - July 2013 - November 2014 (1 year, 4 months)

Permanent contract (June 2014-November 2014)
Temporary contract (renewed 4 times between July 2013-June 2014)
Various testing duties, entering and regressing bugs in Jira, on the following titles:
LEGO Marvel Superheroes: Universe in Peril (3DS, Vita, DS, iOS)
The LEGO Movie Videogame (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, iOS)
LEGO The Hobbit (3DS, Vita)
LEGO Fusion (iOS, Android)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Kindle Fire)
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (3DS, Vita)

BBC - Celebrate Sport Volunteer - December 2011 (1 month)

In December 2011, I worked for 3 weeks at the BBC as a volunteer in the Celebrate Sport scheme. This involved showing members of the public various exhibits relating to sport including cameras, radio set-ups and games. Out of the several hundred students that applied, I was one of around 20 selected. During this time I also assisted in the first audience-based edition of Football Focus.