I am Bok, a British-born expat living in China. I was born in Lancashire but identify as a ‘plassie-Scouser’. I spent my youth growing up in Cumbria. Here I developed a great taste for exploration, climbing mountains and camping in the wilderness – a taste for travel that has defined my life.
I’m usually a beardy man with pointy ears like an elf. I was nicknamed ‘Spock’ when I was in school. That is, I was constantly teased because of my pointy ears and ‘Spock’ was everyone’s favourite taunt. Nowadays I go by several names, including Mark, Jesus, Bok and Brock (but not Spock).
I also enjoy training MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). I train three times a week in the hopes that I can replace my pointy ears with cauliflower ears. So far this hasn’t worked.
In my spare time I work as a Senior Server Programmer helping companies to make games. The growing list of projects I’ve worked on currently stands at:
- Beijing 2008 (Eurocom)
- Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (Codemasters)
- Bodycount (Codemasters)
- Operation Flashpoint: Red River (Codemasters)
- RAD Soldiers (Splash Damage)
- Batman: Origins (Splash Damage)
- Dirty Bomb(Splash Damage)
- Borderlands Online (2K China)
I am now working for 2K Shanghai on Borderlands Online. Game development in China is very different to game development in the west, so it is an interesting learning experience.
Get in touch with Bok!