Massive year for me too!
Graduating in July and grad job hunting (been doing this since last year though). Want to get away from Bolton, I’d take a pay cut if it meant moving back to Liverpool or a pay rise if it meant moving to London, but for the most part just applying wherever the money is now.
So also moving out properly this summer, no coming back every half term because I’m completely out of money. Finding a place to rent where I can then start saving for a deposit on a house and what have you, more likely, a guitar amp that costs the same as a deposit on a house.
I’m finishing my final year project off by March (probably Feb). I’m making a tech demo of procedural generation of terrain, for those of you interested it uses Perlin Noise to generate height maps, then I’m going to try using biomes to dictate what types terrain should be positioned where. I’ve also written all of this in my own Direct X 11 game engine, which I want to polish off. After I’ve graduated I want to learn how to use UE4, and release something, but I have a feeling that’s going to drag into the next year. I’m handing in my notice of my job tonight, I want to dedicate more time to my final year project (procedural gen and game engine) and make sure I’m graduating not just with a first, but a project I’m actually proud of.
@Retroid Not sure what your experience is developing games but if you need a hand with anything basic - moderate difficulty, you can give me a shout any time, or @Veasu and @SamHiggy graduated in games development last year, I’m sure they’d be happy to help too. We all use Direct X but it’s not too far from OpenGL if you’re using that. My specialisation is probably procedural generation, Veasu (Tom)'s was tessellation I believe, and I haven’t a clue what higgy’s was, I think that was tessellation too.
I’m also planning to go travelling with the girlfriend when we graduate, want to go inter-railing around Euroland and just basically blow all my savings from when I worked last year. I want to lose a bit of weight before I go and build on my fitness again, I used to run just a few kilometres every night going back two years, now I just do the odd event every now and then, ran a 10k 2 years ago, then tough mudder roughly 1 year ago. So I’d rather get back into routine, but realistically I think my other tasks and uni work take priority over getting in the gym right now.