George Britton

George Britton

George Britton is a Games Development lecturer at NUA, focusing on Unreal Engine and C++. George’s teaching methods focus on general computer science techniques and principles, as well as advanced mathematics and basic physics simulation. His practice includes titles built for PC, console, and mobile, as well as physical games including tabletop roleplaying games and board and card games.

I have been developing games for 10 years, starting from programming in Visual Basic.Net, and moving through HTML5 and JavaScript to where I currently work in C++. Since then I have published games for PC and console, and worked with clients to release sports games for Android and iOS.

During 2021 I worked alongside a music tech company to pitch a new online platform to various record labels including Abbey Road Studio and Universal Records. During this project we won the Midemlab competition in the “Music Distribution & Discovery” category.

My research has focused on the optimization of Unreal Engine development, including work on ambisonics and artificial intelligence. I am bringing this research into practice in a current project, utilising various programming design patterns as a demonstration of code optimisation.

I am also using my experience in design theory to develop physical games, including tabletop roleplaying games and board games.


2021 – Snakes and Roundabouts: Comparing the Computational Costs and Believability of Approaches to AI in Computer Games – Research into the optimisation of different artificial intelligence applications in Unreal Engine 4

2021 – Midemlab Winner in Music Distribution & Discovery – Development and pitching of a new social media type software designed to bring music fans together

2020 – Seeing With Sound: How can we implement binaural audio in UE4? – Research into the most efficient application of binaural audio in Unreal Engine 4

2020 – Poltergeists – Unreal Engine PC game, self-published

2020 – Daredevil Dan: Android/iOS – Debut video game for Flexifoil


Top 10 for
Teaching Quality

by the Times and Sunday Times 2022

Top Two UK
Creative Arts

by The Complete University Guide 2023

Uni of
the Year

for Student Retention -
The Times and Sunday Times 2020

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