Tom Platten-Higgins

Tom Platten-Higgins


If the last 5 years are anything to go by, I don't know what I'll be doing by the time I get to the stage at Reasons to be Creative.

I've gone from graduating as a Graphic Designer, to programming gold laden interactive museum pieces for his majesty, The King of Bahrain - and finally, falling head over heels for making silly little video games.

Since joining the Devon based studio, Mutant Labs, I have had the opportunity to re-imagine just about all of my childhood memories through the medium of game development.

I've also become a table football champion and take credit in contributing towards the creation of the (soon to be) world famous, hacky sack based game of shallots.


Escape the coop and free range that sh*t!

Over the last 2 years I have been partaking in the seemingly unique activity of 'Free Range Fridays'. Every fortnight, Mutant Labs push a big red button that shuts down the production line for 24 hours - giving us (the Mutants) a welcomed opportunity to release the brain of all that pent up creativity into a massive bolt of screaming lightning...

Ever had the urge to throw in the job for a day and learn something new? Well, drag your boss along to my talk and I'll try and convince him/her that it's not only empowering for you to learn new skills by being FREE, but also potentially profitable for a business in the long run.

Fantastic ideas that are born in the pub deserve to be nurtured. Lets not forget why we became who we are. Three cheers for free range fridays!


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