Global success for placement student

 Tom Toye has recently completed a placement at mobile games developer Neon Play and continues to work for them alongside his studies.

Published: 23/10/2019 10:23

​​​​The computer games programming ​course has given me the opportunity to be very creative in my project work as well as learning the technical skills needed for my job at Neon Play.

Tom Toye has recently completed a placement at mobile games developer Neon Play and continues to work for them alongside his studies.

“My role at Neon Play involves developing prototypes for games which then get tested to see if people like it."

Tom recently had huge success with his game 'roller splat' which raced its way to the top of the iPhone download charts and was number one in the iOS free apps chart in the USA and 80 other countries hitting over 30 million global downloads.

“I have been offered a job at Neon Play permanently after graduating and have accepted it.  I don't feel like I am a placement student, I feel like I am a professional, already working in industry.  I have learnt so much about the commercial side of the games industry and have a good knowledge of the types of games we need to be making that the market want.

Another highlight was when I developed the game soccer kick which achieved a top five place and had around 15 million downloads.

My university course has given me the opportunity to be very creative in my project work as well as learning the technical skills needed for my job. I love the fact that I can use my imagination and work creatively. It doesn't feel like work as it's so creative and enjoyable."​

View Tom's course here ​BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming​