Martyn Simmons

Senior Lecturer in Computing Gaming Technology

Location: ARU Peterborough

Areas of Expertise: Computer games

Courses taught: Computer Games Technology

An experienced educator who has taught across virtually all disciplines within the games industry. A "jack of all trades" proficient within the area of art (both 2D and 3D), design, and programming.

martyn.simmons@aru.ac.uk

Background

Martyn has been teaching games related modules for over 12 years, during an educational career spanning over 20 years. He started life as an artist but has since moved into the world of programming. He has experience of teaching 2D & 3D gaming for both mobile and PC (including VR). Martyn has also mentored student teams to success at a number of national/international gaming events.
Outside of teaching games at university level, Martyn has taught computing and art in the school and FE sectors, as well as being involved in military education.

Research interests

  • Mobile Games Development
  • Interactive Environments (VR, AR, MR)
  • Art through AR
  • Player behaviour/player psychology within video games.

Teaching

  • BSc/FdSc Computer Science for Mobile Game Development (ARU Peterborough)
  • BA/FdA Mobile Game Art Production (ARU Peterborough)
  • BSc/FdSc Mobile Game Design and Development (ARU Peterborough)
  • BSc Computer Games Technology (ARU Cambridge)

Qualifications

  • MSc in Computing - Birmingham City University
  • PGCE Art and Design - Birmingham City University
  • BA Combined Honors Art & Design with Information Systems – University of Northampton