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Alexandru Tudorascu, BSc Computer Science for Games 2015

Game Developer at Applio

Alexandru Tudorascu, BSc Computer Science for Games 2015
  •  From Romania
  •  Graduated in BSc Computer Science for Games in 2015
  •  Currently working as a Game Developer at Applio

Tell us about what you are currently doing.
I work as a Game Developer at Applio in Lichfield. We are a small firm with great ambition, creating game-based learning experiences for business in areas such as Learning and Development, Organisational Change and others. Being a small team, I get the opportunity of being involved with various areas such as product development, design, sales which helps me develop many skills and provides challenges daily.

How has your Bradford degree helped you get to where you are now?
I developed many transferable skills and important technical knowledge through my modules and my placement experience, all of which have been very important when applying for jobs. The Careers team were also very helpful with advice on CV’s, interviews and the overall application process.

Why did you decide to come to study at Bradford and what were your highlights?
High employability rate after graduating and multiculturalism were some of the main reasons I decided to apply to Bradford. I've met great people from all over the world. The placement year was a defining and valuable real-world experience that helped a lot with my development.

What were the best things about your course?
One of the best things about my course was discovering how much fun it is to make games. I won't forget the first game character I made jump, but wouldn't come back down because of the wrong gravity settings.

What advice would you give current or future students hoping to work in your profession?
Grades and work experience are very important, but don't forget about your professional profile overall: a good CV and an impressive portfolio go a long way. Connecting with the right people is important, there are many people and websites out there to help, you just have to get involved.

Tell us about yourself
I come from Romania and I've always liked "sciency" subjects such as math, physics and software development. Computer games however combine science and arts, offering a very interesting area of creativity, which I enjoy very much. Within my current role I'm very excited about the future of games within a business context (a.k.a. serious games). I'm very passionate about bringing games into the workplace, offering solutions to employee engagement and different ways of thinking. I think this will change the world for the better and being a part of that makes me very motivated and inspired.

Published Feb 2017