A world of oppo
People from all over the world who have skills in the gaming industry are finding opportunities in Scotland
The 3D artist – Pierpasquale Curto
Pierpasquale Curto was keen on a job in gaming, but there was little scope for one in his native Italy, so he moved to Scotland to start his dream career.
How did you get into gaming? I was living in London and heard about the professional masters course in games development at the University of Abertay so I decided to move to Scotland and take the course. After I graduated in August 2011 I
sent my CV and portfolio to Waracle and was offered a job there.
What do you enjoy about working as a 3D artist? I find it challenging and interesting – I like being able to mix code with art. I like working alongside the programmer to make sure everything I’m doing is being translated to screen the way I want it to be.
What attracted you to Waracle? I enjoy working for a small company. Dundee is known as a hub of the gaming industry so there are a number of companies here. I like the ethos of the place and the people I work with. I get to work on a lot of really engaging projects across multiple platforms as well.
Do you enjoy living in Scotland? I think Scotland is a beautiful country. Dundee is a nice quiet place compared with London – I used to have to get the tube to work every day and it could be a pretty stressful commute, but now I only live 20 minutes away from my office so I can walk to work if I want. I like the people too – everyone I’ve met is
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To view and apply for the latest job vacancies in Scotland go to: www. talentscotland.com/
The entrepreneur – Nikodem Goszczynski
Nikodem Goszczynski, 31, originally came to Scotland in 2004. Today he runs his own company in
Edinburgh called Braindead Ape Games which is ready to launch its first game this spring.
What brought you to Scotland? I’m from Poland and came to Scotland in 2004 to work. I worked in facilities management and retail for a while before studying biotechnology at Edinburgh Napier University.
How did you get interested in gaming? During the end of the university course I saw what was happening in mobile technology, and as I had always wanted to run my own company I could see that developing games could be a way to achieve this. I realised that we are on the cusp of a
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