About Sam A brief biography of Sam Twidale.
I’m a software engineer and game developer.
Here is the one minute biography.
When I was 3 I started playing games like Mario, Castlevania and Contra on a NES. By 11 I was discovering titles like Doom, Might and Magic, Wizardry on PC. I frazzled people with fire blast in RuneScape and started to learn the names of game developers.
At 15 I found Cooperative Linux, software for running Linux from the familiarity of Windows. I saw the kind of work went into open source software and began to pick up programming.
At 18 I began studying software engineering at the University of York. Through university I met Eric Westbrook, a partially-sighted crossword setter. Collaborating with him, I made an accessible crossword program to enable everybody to solve 3D crossword puzzles.
Today I live in Kingston upon Hull where I spend my days developing open source software like Geometrize and indie games like Werewolf Tycoon. In my day job I work on medical simulation and training software for radiotherapy.