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d3t welcomes Kieran Affleck, Senior Programmer

26th Mar 2024


Tell us a bit of information about your experience/career background?

After graduating from Lancaster University, where I was privileged to work on the BBC Micro:Bit project, I landed my first job in games at Traveller’s Tales. After a fair few years there, helping out on three released and cross-platform titles, I moved on to Wushu Studios. Two and half years and a bunch more experience later, we come to now!

Why d3t?

Why not d3t? It’s a studio with over a decade in the industry, multiple consecutive awards for just how good a place it is to work, and a varied history of interesting projects! Where better to go for a fresh start!

What do you love about games?

I love the stories. There are so many fascinating ways a game can present its world and characters, utilising the interactivity in combination with audio and visuals to really draw a player in to a tale.

Then you have the stories players create themselves using the medium. There are so many examples of this, ranging from using mechanics in unexpected ways to making the news for sheer scale of player dedication.

Finally, there is the stories players tell with your world, be it through fan fiction of their own head cannons as to why a character does what they did or through mods or novels telling entirely new stories that build off your lore.

What games are you currently playing, and what is your favourite game?

Currently, I’ve been waiting for Dragons Dogma 2 to release so I can spend an ungodly amount of hours in that. To tide me over in that interim, I’ve been playing Helldivers 2 to pass the time. 

It’s hard to choose but I think Disco Elysium is my favourite game though, if we are measuring off hours played, it would have to be Skyrim!

Do you have any fun facts or hobbies?

One fun fact about me is I was once a world record holder. Only for about a week though!

I’ve recently also gotten into LARP’ing and honestly wish it had been something I’d got into sooner! It’s great fun to immerse yourself fully into your character and an evolving world, then hit things with foam weapons.


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