Curriculum Vitae

About / CV

Nicholas Andrew Bull BSc (Hons)

Summary

A graduate from the University of Lincoln and published researcher who is currently working as a SharePoint Developer for Rockstar Lincoln (having started there as a Games Tester) and is best known for developing the pervasive game "Shhh!" for Android devices as part the publication: "Designing Pervasive Games That Play with the Social Rules of Built Environments".

Nick also worked for Bluebox UK, a midlands base web development company, by starting out updating current clients website to match the new creative and fixing any issues that there might be with the website, to developing web sites from scratch after the creative and design phase has been agreed upon. Nick was also responsible for creating the weekly emails for some clients, which would include the writing on the email, to the setting up of the vouchers or offers on products that go with that email.

Designing Pervasive Games That Play with the Social Rules of Built Environments was a paper written based on his univeristy dissertation "Building and Evaluating a Pervasive Game for Challenging Environments" about designing a pervasive game with mechanics that are specifically in opposition with, or disruptive of, social rules of the environment in which they are played, have unique potential to provide interesting, provocative experiences for players. The paper explores this concept through the design and evaluation of an experimental game prototype, Shhh!, inspired by the juvenile game Bollocks, and implemented on Android mobile devices, which challenges players to make loud noises in libraries.

Nick Bull has also created a spaceship shooter game dubbed "Attack of the RGB", based on the old arcade classic games, for PC. This game is was built in the Unity game engine and was created and his free time.

Skills & Expertise

Programming Languages

  • C#
  • C++
  • Android
  • JavaScript
  • Visual Basic

Other

  • Unity3D
  • OpenGL
  • UDK
  • NVIDIA PhysX
  • XNA
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SQL

Education

2010 - 2013:
  • BSc (Hons), Games Computing, University of Lincoln, United Kindgom
    • Grade: 2:1
    • Dissertation: Building and Evaluating a Pervasive Game for Challenging Environments - Honors
2008 - 2010:
  • BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners, Software and Games Development, Worecster College of Technology, United Kindgom
    • Grade: Distinction Distinction Merit

Career

2015 - Present
2014 - 2015
2013

Publications

2013:

Press

2013:

Hobbies

  • Playing video games, fitness, rock climbing, pool, squash and golf
  • Listening to music and playing the guitar
  • Coding and developing games in my free time