Lecturer in Game Design | PhD Student


About Me


Alexander (Sandy) Tarvet

About Me

Hi i’m Sandy, a Lecturer in Game Design at Abertay University. Alongside lecturing i’m also a part-time PhD student studying Interactive Storytelling to Support Cancer Patients.

In 2015 I graduated from the Game Design & Production Management course at Abertay University with a First Class Honours Degree. I then spent 2 years building my gamedev portfolio at Stormcloud Games and Tag Games alongside independent works under the YarnSpinner collective. 


JIRA, Confluence, Google Apps for Work, Autodesk Maya, UDK, Unity, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Unreal Engine 4.


Abertay University

Lecturer in Game Design

JUL 2019 - Present


Tag Games

 Mortal Kombat X Quality Assurance

 Prison Architect Quality Assurance & Additional Design

Ballarina - Quality Assurance

Unannounced Internal Project - Quality Assurance


Stormcloud Games

BRUT@L - Quality Assurance & Additional Design


The Story Mechanics

The 39 Steps - Quality Assurance


Abertay University 

PhD: Interactive Storytelling to Support Cancer Patients

OCT 2017 - Present

BA (Hons) Game Design & Production Management

SEPT 2011 - JUL 2015


SEGA Prize for Game Design Excellence


David Carnegie Award for Best Overall Performance in Game Design