Tyson is a games developer and lighting artist of 9 years. Based in Sydney, he is a Founder and the Creative Director at Toybox Games Studios where he is developing Primordials: Fireborn. He is also a Senior Lighter and Unreal Generalist at Plastic Wax, having worked on the Battle Kitty Interactive Netflix Original, as well as a mini series for Fortnite, from Epic Games.
He has developed several small-scale award winning games as well as several well received digital creations and videos, some of which have accrued more than 150,000 views.
He has completed a 'Masters in Animation, Games and Interactivity', a 'Graduate Diploma in Creative Media', a 'Bachelor of Interactive Entertainment’, and a ‘Diploma in Information Technology’.
He specialises in design, lighting, and world creation, especially within the Unreal Engine. He is also proficient in Unity, Maya, Substance, Photoshop and Power Director alongside his understanding of the Unreal Engine.
With these programs he commands a large plethora of skills including, but not limited to, Game Design, Level Design, Quest Design, Game Testing, 3D modelling, Texturing, Animation, Technical Art, Lighting, Programming, Graphic Design, Web Development, Concept Art, Story-Telling, Creative Writing, and Academic Writing, just to name a few.
- Develop Pacific 30 Under Thirty 2019
- Unreal Cinematic Summer 2019 - Winner
- Primordials: Fireborn – Finalist – Australian Production Design Guild Awards
- Heart of Zarar – Winner – Best Gameplay
- Heart of Zarar – Finalist – People’s Choice