Hi there, I'm Philip Alassad and welcome to my portfolio page. I've had an interest in computers since i was about 12 years old and have been especially interested in games and programming for all that time too, though I've only just decided to make a career of it recently. I also enjoy painting miniatures and playing tabletop strategy games and read a hell of a lot of fantasy and sci-fi.
My first computer was an Amstrad CPC464 with a monochrome screen (remember those??). I used to spend my German classes at school with my friend writing text based games in BASIC on the BBC masters (remember those?). There wasn't any books on coding for the Amstrad, so i used to work through the code listings printed in the CVG magazine (RIP), converting the Spectrum BASIC into Amstrad basic, using my user manual Glossary pages to work out the different commands and successfully made a few games that way including a version of the famous lawnmower simulator.
From there I mostly just dabbled, as life took me over, learning Pascal and a bit of HTML (without an editor). I also taught myself to program in C, but never took it anywhere... until now
What you see on the right is the result of four years of hard work, trying to learn technology which is years ahead of what i knew back then. The challenge has been immense, but at the same time extremely satisfying (when it works!!). I have learned C++, some C# and Java too. Allegro (don't say anything, I like it), SDL, Direct X 11 and recently have made a Vulkan framework, which was the most challenging thing to do so far.
I'm really proud of my achievements, though don't consider myself an expert yet (if there is such a thing), as the one thing that I've learned above all else, is that there's always something else to learn or somebody else has a better way of doing something I've already done. This is one of the many things I really like about programming, as I'm always getting better and hopefully people pick things up from what I do too.
To finish i'd like to say, if you're not a coder, do try it, it's really rewarding and you never know, you may like it. Well done and thanks for reading all of this. I hope you enjoy my work and keep an eye out for more pieces, as I will be adding and updating my games and demos as I make them. Please feel free to leave comments and let me know if there's any problems that need fixing.
Source code links:
Figgys Adventure: https://github.com/KingFilXIVI...
Ignoble Sacrifice: https://github.com/KingFilXIVI...
Direct X 11 demo: https://github.com/KingFilXIVI...