Former pupil success in gaming world

By Ballyclare High School on 8 September, 2020


Former pupil Dr David George Doak success in the gaming world. David has had a truly varied career studying biochemistry at Oxford University and working as a research scientist until he began his video game career with the company Rare.

He provided network support for Donkey Kong Country 3 and helped develop the critically acclaimed GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark for Nintendo 64. His facial likeness and name were used for a non-player character in GoldenEye 007, a scientist named ‘Dr. Doak’.

David started his own company Free Radical Design (now called Deep Silver Dambuster Studios) with Graeme Norgate in 1998, working on TimeSplitters, Haze and Second Sight.

In 2009 and set up his own studio, Zinkyzonk, which would develop games for Facebook and released its’ first game, Gangsta Zombies, on 11 July 2010. Since 2016, David lectures at Norwich University of the Arts.