About Me

If you hadn't figured already, I hail from the UK, England. And yes, I do fulfil the stereotype of consuming lots of tea (though don't go quite so far as sticking my pinky out during each sip while wearing a top-hat, though I do have a cane).

These days I'm living with my partner and our cat in a small village surrounded by elderly folk and sheep. Probably some elderly sheep folk too, who knows.

For a living (or "by day") I'm a release and QA manager at a company headquartered in London. This essentially involves managing our QA processes, such as the specific criteria that needs to be met before the thumbs up can be given during the testing process, in addition to chasing developers to ensure that features or bugs are resolved, reviewed and ready for each release before I'm ultimately kicking it out to our users.

When it comes to hobbies, it's a bit of a wide ranging spectrum though a lot of it is primarily in technology and computers.

Film and game development have always been a big interest of mine. It's been a dream of mine for a long time to produce a game that others can play and enjoy, though it's still one that's pending unfortunately.

I'm heavily into data preservation (particularly around games) and run a site called TalonBrave.info, which is named after a character that was to feature in a game you may have heard of called Prey. The site is a bit of a branching spider, with other associated projects and sites, such as The Data Dungeon. I've dumped quite a few different pieces of software over the years, many of which can be found on the Internet Archive.

Reverse engineering various file formats is also a big hobby of mine. Much of this is oriented towards older games and a lot of my findings often find their way into my other projects.

Besides computers, I also love to write, whenever I get the chance and motivation to do so. For a long time now I've been gradually fleshing out my own fantasy universe, though who knows if it'll actually go anywhere. You can check out some of the writing I've done on my site Inverted Stories.

Finally, I sometimes produce music though it's completely for my own pleasure and something that I'm not doing as often as I used to, sadly - creative blocks suck. If you're interested you can find my Soundcloud here.

Projects

Below is a list of various projects I've worked on over the years. 

It's a little awkward putting a range on some of these, as it doesn't necessarily mean I worked on the project continually for that long or that I'd completely stopped at that point, but hopefully gives a rough idea of how long it was a focus for.

They're also not necessarily in order for their particular year either...

The skull and crossbones is indicative that the project was cancelled or unreleased.

  • DNF2001 Restoration Project; contributed some bug fixes at the start (2022)
  • Space Ranger Asteroid Attack; game for jam (2021)
  • Bin2Obj; reverse-engineering tool (2021)
  • TinyJC; mod for Deus Ex (2021)
  • Yin; 3D game engine (2020 - )
  • Buddy's Adventure; game for jam (2020)
  • D3Foxed; modified fork of fhDOOM with 64-bit support (2020 - )
  • Hunted; mod for Human Head's Prey (2020)
  • hosae; reimplementation of Anachronox (2019 - )
  • Project Coltan; immersive-sim style mod for Half-Life (2019 - 2021) ☠
  • t3d2map; converts T3D geometry to Quake's map format (2018)
  • Virtual Creature; game for jam (2017)
  • OpenHoW; recreation of the classic Hogs of War game (2017 - 2020) ☠*
  • Hei; platform abstraction and utility library (2017 - )
  • Compton; simulation "game" (2016 - )
  • Janus; Java learning experience, 3D isometric engine (2015)
  • Invasion; Valve's early Team Fortress 2 revived as a mod (2014 - )
  • Decay/OpenKatana; Quake-engine-derived game (2011 - 2016) ☠
  • PlanetShift; story-driven game/mod (2010 - 2011) ☠
  • "The Bowling Alley"; DM map for Half-Life (2008)
  • OldTimes Mod; mod for Half-Life 2 based on 2003 leak content (2008)

* = There's an official remake of Hogs of War currently in the works and I've stated that I'll take my hands off my own project until I know what's going on with that, as it's basically aiming to do what I'd wanted to do anyway. Depending on how the release goes, I might or might not revive the project.

Games Completed

This list is likely incomplete. I've tried to sort it from latest to oldest, but of course my memory gets a bit hazy when it comes to the older lot.

  • Spy Fox Dry Cereal (2022 on Windows)
  • Tales From The Borderlands (2022 on Windows)
  • Sam & Max 101: Culture Shock (2022 on Windows)
  • Nekojishi (2021 on Windows)
  • The Wolf Among Us (2021 on Windows)
  • Dishonored (2021 on Windows)
  • Red Faction (2014~ on Windows)
  • Final Fantasy XV (2016/2017 on PS4, then 2022 on PS5)
  • Ryse Son of Rome (2016 on Windows)
  • Octodad (2014 on Windows)
  • Portal 2 (2011 on Windows)
  • Portal (2010 on Windows)
  • Spec Ops The Line (... on PS3)
  • BioShock 2 (... on Windows)
  • Mass Effect 2 (... on Windows, then PS3)
  • Mass Effect (... on Xbox 360, then PC, then PS3)
  • Rayman 3 (... on PS2)
  • Rayman 2 (... on Windows)

Anime Consumed

Again, likely incomplete but you get the idea. Not really watching quite as much as I used to.

  • Occultic;Nine
  • Royal Space Force: The Wings of HonnĂȘamise
  • The Promised Neverland
  • BNA
  • Girls & Panzer der Film
  • The Wind Rises
  • Beastars
  • Sirius the Jaeger
  • Trickster
  • 91 Days
  • Handa-kun
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil
  • Dimension W
  • The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
  • And you thought there is never a girl online?
  • ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.
  • Eiken
  • Servamp
  • Fate/stay night
  • Gugure! Kokkuri-san
  • CHAOS;CHILD
  • PUNCH LINE
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
  • Chaika –The Coffin Princess-
  • Kiznaiver
  • Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu
  • Log Horizon
  • Attack on Titan
  • Rescue Me!
  • Aoharu x Kikanjuu
  • Boku dake ga Inai Machi
  • Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
  • Plastic Memories
  • Blade and Soul
  • Parasyte -the maxim- 
  • Orenchi no Furo Jijo 
  • Soni-Ani: SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION 
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • The Tower of DRUAGA -the Sword of URUK-
  • Miracle Train
  • Argevollen
  • Dramatical Murder
  • BLASSREITER
  • Love Stage!!
  • Black Butler: Book of Circus
  • Noragami
  • Log Horizon
  • Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations
  • Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
  • Shiki
  • Mushi-Uta
  • Wizard Barristers
  • Nobunagun
  • I Couldn't Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job
  • Pale Cocoon
  • Arpeggio of Blue Steel
  • Diabolik Lovers
  • My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy
  • Senyu
  • Majestic Prince
  • Dog & Scissors
  • The World God Only Knows
  • Sunday Without God
  • Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
  • Valvrave the Liberator
  • Angel Beats!
  • Maria Holic
  • Time of Eve
  • XxxHolic
  • XxxHolic Kei 
  • XxxHolic Shunmuki
  • Kannagi
  • Wagaya no Oinarisama
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni
  • Toradora
  • Tokko
  • To Aru Majutsu no Index
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Spice and Wolf
  • Spice and Wolf 2
  • Kemeko Deluxe!
  • Chobits
  • Abenobashi
  • Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka
  • Chaos Head
  • Fooly Cooly
  • Kuroshitsuji
  • Kyouran Kazoku Nikki
  • Serial Experiments Lain
  • Soul Eater
  • Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  • Pandora Hearts
  • Kuroshitsuji 2
  • 07-GHOST
  • 11eyes
  • Black Cat
  • Denno Coil
  • Death Note
  • SaiKano
  • Ride Back
  • Phantom Memory Kurau
  • Sora Kake Girl
  • Asobi ni Iku yo!
  • This Ugly Yet Beautiful World
  • To Aru Majutsu No Index Season 2
  • Kore wa Zombie Desu ka
  • Yumekui Merry
  • Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
  • Nyan Koi!
  • Kurokami The Animation
  • Occult Academy
  • Detective Loki Ragnarok
  • Infinite Stratos
  • RahXephon
  • Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro
  • Asura Cryin
  • Asura Cryin 2
  • Onegai Teacher
  • Gosick
  • C - The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
  • Hidan no Aria
  • Digimon Adventure Season 1
  • Chrono Crusade
  • Sora no Otoshimono
  • Sora no Otoshimono Forte
  • Steins;Gate
  • Deadman Wonderland
  • No. 6
  • Kami-sama no Memo-chou
  • Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
  • Ao no Exorcist
  • Dantalian no Shoka
  • Nabari no Ou
  • Loveless
  • Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi
  • Kamisama Dolls
  • Towa no Quon
  • Astarotte's Toy
  • MM!
  • Last Exile
  • Un-Go
  • Memories
  • Mayo Chiki
  • Darker Than Black
  • Darker than Black 2: Gemini of the Meteor
  • Darker than Black: Gaiden
  • Phantom: Requiem of Phantom
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi 2
  • High School DxD
  • Persona 4
  • Another
  • Inu x Boku SS
  • Kampfer
  • The Princess and the Pilot
  • Guilty Crown
  • Gravitation
  • Fractale
  • Mirai Nikki
  • Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
  • Now and Then, Here and There
  • Letter Bee
  • Letter Bee REVERSE
  • Geneshaft
  • Gantz
  • Shangri-La
  • Ladies Versus Butlers
  • Betrayal Knows My Name
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
  • Jormungand
  • Sukisho
  • Blood+
  • Welcome to the N.H.K.
  • Earthian
  • Baccano!
  • Monochrome Factor
  • Kirepapa
  • Okane Ga Nai!
  • Ikoku Irokoi Romantan
  • Accel World
  • Code: Breaker
  • Sword Art Online
  • Jormungand: Perfect Order
  • Btooom!
  • Ouran High School Host Club
  • K
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!
  • Mawaru Penguindrum
  • Towards the Terra
  • Amnesia
  • Hataraku Maou-sama!
  • Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East
  • Owari no Seraph
  • Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen
  • Shugo Chara
  • ALDNOAH.ZERO
  • World Break: Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman

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