A wannabe game developer no more


So after all these years of hard work, I’ve finally managed to get into the game industry and into a well known AAA studio to boot. I’ve accepted an offer from IO Interactive (Hitman, Kane & Lynch) who are based in Copenhagen, Denmark. I will be moving to Denmark and starting at IOI in August!

This whole thing still feels a bit like a dream. I cant believe that I’ve finally managed to achieve what honestly felt like an impossible goal when I set it all those years ago. I guess it goes to show that with hard work anything is possible. As excited as I am, I cant help but feel a bit nervous. I’m a little fish getting thrown in the deep end. Then again, I dont think I’d want it any other way. I’ve been dying to improve and to learn and I’m finally going to be working with people that I can really learn a lot from and I honestly cant wait for that!!! To everyone that’s helped me along the way, you know who you are, thank you so much! I honestly dont think I’d have gotten this far without your encouragement and support.

On the downside, I dont know how active this blog will be once I start working but I will do my best to try and keep the content coming. Game dev blogs have been a huge help over the years and I would love to be able to pay the favor forward!

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I'm a programmer at Ubisoft. My work interests include Animation and Artificial Intelligence. All opinions are my own!

14 Responses to A wannabe game developer no more

  1. Justin Paver says:

    Congrats Bobby, I’m sure you’ll do very well at IO – and I hear Copenhagen is a really great town, “the hub of Scandinavia” I’ve heard it called. Looking forward to seeing your post-IO blogs one day :)

  2. Bobby says:

    Thanks Justin, I really appreciate all your help and support! Copenhagen is absolutely stunning! Probably the most beautiful city I’ve ever been to.

    Yeh, I hope I can keep the blog going and have more gameplay/AI oriented posts in the future.

  3. sebastiencourtois says:

    Congrats :) … I think you will learn a lot in this famous game dev studios. Do you know which area you will work on ? I would bet on AI or Graphics :)

    Don’t worry about being thrown in middle of something you don’t know… It’s strange at first but then you get used to it (was very nervous when I start working in the US :)).

    Keep posting on your blog !

    Sebastien Courtois

  4. Matthijs says:

    Congratulations! IO are fine people. Have fun shading the bald man’s head :)

  5. Chris says:

    Congratulations, as a recent graduate over in the UK I know looking for a job in the games industry can be quite difficult.

    I’ve always found your posts insightful and helpful while I was studying, good luck with the job and don’t forget to keep updating :D

  6. Tom Looman says:

    Hey congrats! Just don’t stop posting! :)

  7. Matthew says:

    This is awesome! Congratulations!

    If anything at all, please post on your experience working at a game dev studio as I myself am working to this goal.

    Enjoy!

  8. Bobby says:

    Thanks for all the comments guys!! I will definitely try my best to keep the posts coming! Especially my experiences of starting out in the industry.

  9. sharavsambuu says:

    Wow. Congratulations!
    Waiting for your posts and good luck man!

  10. Добре дошъл при нас в IO! :) Преди малко разбрах, че си Българин, а не ми се чака до утре да ти задам един напиращ въпрос: говориш ли български? :)

  11. Mr. Kirk says:

    HI,

    I’ve been reading your blog on and off for quite a while now. Just wanted to wish you the best of luck in your new job. Hope all goes well and you have great time in Denmark.
    Looking forward to future posts…

  12. Yeah man, let us know what its like working on real games! :)

  13. I know its late but congratulations, I’m happy that you found a job! Wish you all the happiness and success in the world!

  14. Maria says:

    Hi Bobby,
    I’m glad you made it! I remember the last time I saw your picture a few years ago when you were in your teens and now you are a grown man. :)
    Let me tell you that I’ve learned backpropagation thanks to your tutorial which is wonderful,
    Now you know that you’ve got readers and fans that follow you from years.
    Congrats

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