Name: Nicholas Ward-Foxton
Job title: Audio Programmer
Location: Cambridge Studio
How and when did you join the company?
I joined the company in August 2007 shortly after graduating from Uni, a CV overhaul, 2 interviews and here I am!
What does your role involve?
I am the link between the game and the sound designers. I listen to what sound designers want… Laugh, tell them what they can have and try to make it happen.
What skills did you need to get started in this industry?
A willingness to learn and a realization that the learning only really starts when you join this industry is the main skill. Taking advice from the people around you that have experience is the best way to get started in the industry. Being arrogant, ignorant or lazy will get you nowhere.
What tips do you have for anyone wanting to enter your area of the business?
Try to know as much about audio as you do programming and vice versa and try to learn lots about both! Most university courses seem either to focus on audio or programming and there are very few you can learn in detail about both. I would personally stay clear of bespoke gaming courses and go for a solid degree from a good university instead.
Describe your gaming prowess in three words
I AM LEGEND
What would be your 'desert island' game?
Solitaire on Windows 95
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