Dave Perry, formerly of Shiny Entertainment, will be awarded a DSc, (Eng) for distinction in computer game development and design by Queens University Belfast (QUB) next summer.

David is originally from Belfast, although he resides on the West coast in the US now. He is probably best know for his ‘Earthworm Jim’ and ‘Enter the Matrix’ games. He has been back to Belfast on a number of occasions recently to give talks and workshops on games.

Dave will be in good company at the ceremony with Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair as well as a long list of other people from across various fields receiving a range of honours. See http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/TheUniversity/GeneralServices/News/PressReleases/#d.en.90949

QUB established a course in computer game design and development in 2007. See http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/courses/viewcourse.php?article=28