Christopher McGerr - Game Designer

About Me

My name is Christopher McGerr (pronounced mɪgɚ) and I am a game designer, currently based in the North West of England. I was born and raised in a small town on the west coast of Scotland on the River Clyde, but am interested in expanding my horizons and possibly working abroad.

I am a native speaker of British English and Scots. In addition, I also have a limited working proficieny in reading European French.

Education

Postgraduate Study

I studied at the postgraduate level in Dundee, on the MProf Games Development course at the University of Abertay Dundee where I specialised in Game Design and served both as a Designer and Lead Designer.

As is standard with this course, I completed three projects throughout the period of the course, which are detailed more here.

The course was completed between September 2013 and September 2014.

Undergraduate Study

I studied at the undergraduate level in Glasgow, on the BSc (Hons) Computer Games (Design) course at Glasgow Caledonian University where I achieved a first class degree.

This honour was marked by the distinction of being the first 'first' achieved on the course since its introduction, alongside the average coursework mark being among the highest in the school of Computing at the university.

My Honours project was a mix between a 'Develop & Test' and an 'Experimental' methodology. The project looked at the difference in effectiveness between Educational games that had been designed using participatory design with the target audience, and Educational games that had not benefited from that design methodology.

The course was completed between September 2009 and May 2013.

Awards

In recognition of my Honours Project, I was awarded with the British Computer Society's 'Best Project Award in Computing at Honours Level' for my undergraduate Honours project. I currently hold Professional Membership within the British Computer Society.

My contributions to Glasgow Caledonian University's student magazine 'The Edit' also led to a nomination for the Best Student Article award at the university.

During my time at TT Games Studios, a number of games that I have on have been nominated for, and won, several prestigious industry awards - including for a Children's BAFTA for LEGO Dimensions in 2016.