d3t welcomes back Tomas Savickas, Associate Programmer
6th Sep 2022
Please detail a bit of information about your experience/career background?
I have just finished a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Manchester – during my time here I have worked on plenty of personal projects, most of which were graphics related.
To take a breather from my studies I also completed a placement year at d3t last year, and am delighted to return once more.
Other than that, I have also worked as a backend Software Engineer and freelanced in the past.
After completing my placement here last year there is no way that I was going to miss out on the opportunity to come back!
What do you love about games?
Game software is in a rather lucky spot at the moment, as it is one of the few fields where performance is still one of the main requirements. This requirement makes developing games challenging and also extremely fun.
Aside from the sheer complexity, game software offers a rather wide range of different fields to work on, all of which are interesting and exciting in their own right. Be it graphics, networking, or physics there will always be something new and interesting to learn.
What games are you currently playing, and what is your favourite game?
I am currently making my way through Stephen’s Sausage Roll, which has to be one of the best puzzle games I have played in a while. I have also recently been re-drawn back into the universe of League in the form of Teamfight Tactics.
It is also extremely difficult to pick a single favourite game, so let’s go with my Top 3: Hollow Knight, The Witness, and Half-Life 2.
Do you have any fun facts or hobbies?
I spend most of my free time trying to convince my graphics card that I in fact want beautiful triangles instead of Christmas lights or some other weird artifacts.