Leigh Machin, Games Programmer, Website Development and Games Programming
My home page with an introduction describing my video games and website programming interests
A history of my education in web development and games programming
Portfolio of games programming work
Portfolio of website development programming work
My Curriculum Vitae (Resumé) containing all information about Leigh Machin
Photos and Videos of my travels
Messages users have left me concerning games programming and website programming
Various links, video games development, website programming, etc
Feel free to contact me about video games programming, web development or anything really!

C/C++, Visual Basic,
ASP/ASP.Net,
Java/JavaScript,
HTML, COM, SQL,
Direct X, OpenGL,
Web Programming,
Games Programming,
MS Windows, Linux,
PS2, PS3,
Xbox, Xbox 360


My Photos/Videos

This sections contains photos and videos i have taken over the years at various interesting and not so interesting places... i've got 4GB of hosting space so i have to use it for something.
People I've met (2006-2014)
People I've met (2006-2014)
These are people I've met. You may recognise some of them.
Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014 View >
My Fish Tanks, UK (2010)
My Fish Tanks, UK (2010)
I started keeping tropical fish around a year ago, starting off with a 65 litre tank, but because I kept adding more and more fish and other things the tank started to get over stocked. So, I recently... more
Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010 View >
New York and Washington D.C. USA (2009)
New York and Washington D.C. USA (2009)
One thing i always wanted to do was to take my Nan and Mum to New York, and this year we did just that. My Nan is in her 70s and had never flown before. We had a great time, the weather was hot and we... more
Last Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009 View >
Australia Road Trip, Australia (2009)
Australia Road Trip, Australia (2009)
We recently got visas to work in Australia for 2009, so we thought it would be a good idea to go out there for a few weeks to see if we liked it enough to move out there for a year or more. We actuall... more
Last Updated: Friday, March 13, 2009 View >
R.E.M., Twickenham, UK (2008)
R.E.M., Twickenham, UK (2008)
We enjoyed R.E.M. so much last weekend in Manchester that we went to see them again a week later at Twickenham in London. We got even closer to the front of the crowd this time and was so close we got... more
Last Updated: Sunday, August 31, 2008 View >
R.E.M., Manchester, UK (2008)
R.E.M., Manchester, UK (2008)
On the bank holiday weekend in August we went to see the almighty R.E.M. at Manchester's LCCC stadium. We got there early and managed to get quite near the stage, Michael Stipe came down and saw the c... more
Last Updated: Monday, August 25, 2008 View >
Eric Clapton, Nottingham, UK (2008)
Eric Clapton, Nottingham, UK (2008)
On a Monday night in June, my brother, myself and the girlfriend, went to see one of the greatest guitarists in the world, Eric Clapton! The tickets were a whopping £55.50 each! But, the place was alm... more
Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2008 View >
Smashing Pumpkins, Nottingham, UK (2008)
Smashing Pumpkins, Nottingham, UK (2008)
On a cold Thursday night in February we went to see the Smashing Pumpkins at The Nottingham Arena. I have been a big fan for many years and took this opportunity to see them as they don't tour very of... more
Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2008 View >
Swimming with Sharks, London, UK (2007)
Swimming with Sharks, London, UK (2007)
We last saw Hollywood actor Christian Slater on stage in the play 'One flew over the Cuckoo's nest' last year. He was quite good, so we thought we'd see him again in a new play called 'Swimming with S... more
Last Updated: Saturday, December 1, 2007 View >
Foo Fighters, Nottingham, UK (2007)
Foo Fighters, Nottingham, UK (2007)
Even though I'd seen them a couple of times before, the girlfriend, my brother and myself took the opportunity to see the great Foo Fighters again on a Wednesday night in November! It was a cold night... more
Last Updated: Sunday, November 18, 2007 View >
US Road Trip, USA (2007)
US Road Trip, USA (2007)
After our successful road trip to Southern Europe last year we decided to do a road trip across America (from San Francisco to Chicago) for 3 weeks in the summer of 2007. We hired a Red Chevrolet "Che... more
Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2007 View >
My 30th Birthday, UK (2007)
My 30th Birthday, UK (2007)
For my milestone 30th Birthday, on the 6th of June, the girlfriend, as well as buying me lots of wonderful presents, hired me a posh Mercedes-Benz SLK convertible car for the day! Vroooom! We decided ... more
Last Updated: Friday, June 8, 2007 View >
Brian Lara International Cricket 2007
Brian Lara International Cricket 2007
Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 is a game I worked on while working at Codemasters. The Australasian SKU of the game is called Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007 and the Indian SKU is call... more
Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2007 View >
Ricky Gervais Live: Fame, Sheffield, UK (2007)
Ricky Gervais Live: Fame, Sheffield, UK (2007)
Amazingly we managed to get tickets to the fastest selling stand-up comedy show in history, Ricky Gervais Live: Fame. It was on a Friday in February at 7:30pm, I had to get from work in Warwickshire t... more
Last Updated: Saturday, February 24, 2007 View >
Spamalot, London, UK (2006)
Spamalot, London, UK (2006)
As a special treat for me, a few weeks before Christmas we went down to grimy London for the weekend to see the show 'Spamalot', which stars the great British actor Tim Curry (a comedic actor who has ... more
Last Updated: Saturday, December 9, 2006 View >
LMA Manager 2007
LMA Manager 2007
LMA Manager 2007 is a game I worked on while working at Codemasters. It got to Number 4 in the UK All format charts the week it was released. These are some pictures and videos relating to LMA Manager... more
Last Updated: Monday, November 27, 2006 View >
Drivin' Supercars, UK (2006)
Drivin' Supercars, UK (2006)
On two separate days, one in May and one in November, we went to racing circuits in Leicestershire to drive a selection of fast cars and cool vehicles that we would not normally get to drive; Mini Coo... more
Last Updated: Sunday, November 12, 2006 View >
Southern Europe Road trip, EU (2006)
Southern Europe Road trip, EU (2006)
For a week in October we decided it would be exciting to go for a nice long drive to southern Europe… through France and down to the south of Spain! It was a really great experience that cost quite a ... more
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 View >
Reading Festival, UK (2006)
Reading Festival, UK (2006)
On a semi-sunny weekend in August we, along with thousands and thousands of grubby teenagers, went to the Reading Festival! The main reason for going was to see Pearl Jam who rarely visit the UK! We h... more
Last Updated: Sunday, November 12, 2006 View >
West Midlands Safari Park, UK (2006)
West Midlands Safari Park, UK (2006)
On a nice warm Saturday in August we went to West Midlands Safari Park near Birmingham to see some interesting animals… there were no monkeys, but the animals that were there, were really good to see ... more
Last Updated: Thursday, November 9, 2006 View >
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Derby, UK (2006)
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Derby, UK (2006)
We saw the Chili Peppers at Derby's Pride Park football ground. It was hot and sweaty with lots of people fainting and it was a bit of a crush but was a great concert.
Last Updated: Sunday, November 12, 2006 View >
Alton Towers, UK (2006)
Alton Towers, UK (2006)
For my Birthday we went to Alton Towers, it was the same day that joke of a Football team, England, played their first World Cup game so the park was pretty empty.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 7, 2006 View >
Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, UK (2006)
Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, UK (2006)
At weekends in May and June we went to nice places in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire on lovely sunny days.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 View >
Nottingham - Little Britain, UK (2006)
Nottingham - Little Britain, UK (2006)
In May we went to see the Little Britain stage show at Nottingham's ice arena. Took some rather blurry zoomed-in pictures because the stage was quite far away!
Last Updated: Monday, May 15, 2006 View >
One flew over the Cuckoos nest, London, UK (2006)
One flew over the Cuckoos nest, London, UK (2006)
I spent a lovely weekend in London where I saw Hollywood actor Christian Slater in a play called "One flew over the Cuckoos nest", it was just as good as the film. I also bought some boxing gloves and... more
Last Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2006 View >
Twycross Zoo, UK (2006)
Twycross Zoo, UK (2006)
On a nice Sunday we went to Twycross Zoo where we saw lots of monkeys and other animals for a reasonable admission price.
Last Updated: Saturday, April 22, 2006 View >
Sherwood Forest, UK (2006)
Sherwood Forest, UK (2006)
Went to see Robin Hood country on a wet Sunday in March 2006. Not many people about and the visitor centre was closed but we were still able to have a wonder around and that brought back memories of w... more
Last Updated: Sunday, March 12, 2006 View >
Peak District, UK (2006)
Peak District, UK (2006)
It's nice to get away to the countryside every so often and the Peak District is full of nice villages and walks. These pictures were taken on a rainy Sunday in March 2006.
Last Updated: Friday, March 10, 2006 View >
Liverpool, UK (2006)
Liverpool, UK (2006)
I'd never been to Liverpool before so decided to take a day trip there one lazy Sunday in March 2006. The weather was not very nice.
Last Updated: Monday, March 20, 2006 View >
Blackpool, UK (2006)
Blackpool, UK (2006)
Took a day trip up to Blackpool in February 2006 as I had not experienced the delights of England's very own Las Vegas.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 View >
New York, USA (2006)
New York, USA (2006)
As a special Christmas present I went to New York for a week in January 2006. It was the best trip to New York yet for me, as I went to lots of different places that I had not been to on my previous v... more
Last Updated: Saturday, February 4, 2006 View >
Hull University, UK (2005)
Hull University, UK (2005)
Hull University is where I studied for my MSc in Games Programming. It was a very intensive course but very rewarding and enabled me to gain employment in the games industry.
Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2005 View >
Majorca, Spain (2003)
Majorca, Spain (2003)
Went with my family to sunny Majorca for a week long holiday. It was fun, cheap and there was lots of nice weather. It was the first time I have been abroad with my brother.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2005 View >
New York, USA (2002)
New York, USA (2002)
These are photos from when I went to New York for eight days in March 2002, six months after the September 11th 2001 Terrorist attacks.
Last Updated: Monday, March 1, 2004 View >
Washington D.C. USA (2002)
Washington D.C. USA (2002)
While I was in New York I took a bus trip on the Greyhound and Peter Pan Trailways bus service down to Washington D.C. It took approximately four and half hours to travel one way but I got to see lots... more
Last Updated: Monday, March 1, 2004 View >



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