Games worked on at SI:
CM3-CM4 series, FM2005, EHM, OOTP Baseball, Football Manager Live, Football Manager Online
Games worked on away from SI:
Favourite Sport other than Football:
Favourite Game (other than FM of course!):
Proudest moment in your career:
On a personal level nothing compares to the day my son was born.
Professionally there are many but a few highlights from my time at SI (in no particular order).
- Watching Football Manager come (back) to life. A fantastic transition against the odds.
- Getting FML to market and being involved in a subscription based service. That whole experience taught me and the FML team a great deal.
- Releasing OOTP Baseball 2007, Metacritic’s “PC Game of the year” in 2007.
- Eastside Hockey Manager. A game ahead of its time and before I’m gone from this world it must return.
Favourite SI Stories:
- Eating around seven of Robson Browns Millionaire shortbreads in one day which is an office record.
- Catching Pete Sottrel cheating in our office network game by having the database open and scouring it for new talent.
- Beating Graeme Kelly at FIFA and snooker daily for the last eight years.
- Developing and refining my “SI coder bullsh*t radar” which alerts me whenever I hear dodgy time estimates and technowaffle. Marc Vaughan often sets this alarm off when he returns from Miami. Andreas Tsiapis and Carey Hickling set this alarm off daily.
- Watching Miles do a Kanchelskis “step on the ball” in the office and his subsequent fall from grace. We heard about this accident for weeks.
- Witnessing Pete Sottrel’s amazing hairstyles and beards over the years. He’s gone from looking like Zach Galifianakis to David Beckham with Mohican. More recently he’s taken to looking like a farmer heading to market or member of the church. Very frumpy.
- Listening to Marc Vaughan’s CD collection which includes B*witched and Savage Garden.