Thursday, 7 March 2013

Just a quick Update

Here is a quick update about my uni work up to this point, ask questions if you want to...

I am now halfway through my second semester of my second year at University, still on the hunt for placement. I did very well in my semester 1 modules, achieving an average of 83% over 4 modules.

Currently I am undergoing a project to create a short game prototype that could develop into an app for Android/iOS. The project will be complete in 8 weeks time and we will have a playable demo. My other modules are games graphics using DirectX 3D to create simple graphic demos and to understand the basics of drawing multiple vertices and an introduction to light graphics. My last module this semester is in algorithms, to help me get a further understanding of algorithms and data structures and how they can be used efficiently.

Frozen Fishy out.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Why Frozen Fishy?

I have not put a new post on this blog for a while now, so I thought I would return with a topic that a lot of people seem to want to know. I am warning you now that the story behind the name is not the most impressive.

You may have noticed that I end every post with Frozen Fishy out. And you may be wondering why, the simple reason is that, despite my name being on show clearly to all, my online name is Frozen Fishy in most cases. It is on Xbox LIVE, PSN and Steam, and a few other online games. The story behind the name itself is almost non existent.

I remember a time when people were told to never give away details online, and so for this reason I created a name that had no resemblance to me whatsoever, but one I liked, also i have never been a fan of numbers in the name as a way of leet speak, so would have to think of an original name that was available, and names that start with 'xX' in my opinion just look stupid.

So instead of going down the road of a hardcore gamer name like 'Dominator', I went for a casual name, one which wouldn't give off a bad idea to people I am playing with. So we chose to do animals, I remember trying a polar bear combination, then that developed to polar walrus, and then polar fishy. I thought the name  polar fishy was fun, so that one stuck for a while. But due to problems with internet connection another account was made for me, the name for this one was Frozen Fishy, very similar but a bit more fun. So since 5 years ago, when I created my first Xbox LIVE account I have been known by Frozen Fishy in most cases

Frozen Fishy out.