Matthew Syrett

Lecturer, Computer Games Art

Affiliated with StoryLab Research Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computer games art , Computing and technology

Courses taught: Computer Games Art, Computer Games Development (Art)

An industry practising environment artist, Matt works with his own company to create video games for a range of different platforms. Matt's research interest are focused around using virtual reality for education and realistic rendering for real-time production.

Visit Matt's website and YouTube channel

Twitter: @3DArtistMatt

Email: matthew.syrett@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Matt graduated with a MA in Animation and Special Effects from Sheffield Hallam University. Since graduating Matt has worked for a game art outsource company working on a Montana 16 rendered trailer for video game conference E3 as well as starting his own company, Table Flip Games.

Table Flip Games are currently working on porting their game Sure Footing to Xbox One and Switch.  Sure Footing is a fast and frantic endless running platformer about four friends saving their world from extinction.

Matt has also taught at other institutions in the midlands and Yorkshire area.

Research interests

  • The creation of art content for procedural content generation
  • Use of VR for training purpose in games.
  • Realistic rendering for real-time production 

Teaching

  • Introduction to Game Art
  • Advanced Computer Games Art
  • Specialized Practice
  • Games Development
  • Computer Games Art
  • Major Project

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education: Anglia Ruskin University
  • MA Animation and Special Effects: Sheffield Hallam University
  • PTTLs: Chesterfield College
  • BA(Hons) Computer Games Modelling and Animation: University of Derby 

Memberships, editorial boards

  • STEM Ambassador
  • UKIE Video Game Ambassador

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • External panel member for course validation between Sheffield College and Sheffield Hallam University. 

Selected recent publications

Thompson, T (2016) 'Scalable Level Generation for 2D Platforming Games'. In: Procedural Content Generation Workshop (FDG 2016) (second author)

Media experience

'The Next Level', ITN Productions