When tight level design is king, Houdini is a Swiss Army knife for smaller teams. Elvar provides an overview of the process Flashbulb Games uses to create the large open world environments found in the open-world vehicle building game Trailmakers.
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Elvar Örn Unnþórsson joined Flashbulb Games in 2017 as a Graphics Programmer and is responsible for helping the designers create the world of Trailmakers as well as improving overall performance thus making the game run smoothly on PC and XBox. Elvar is tasked with creating necessary tools for the designers, shader programming and hunting down and eliminating performance bottlenecks. Elvar has a BSc in Computer Science from Reykjavík University and MSc in Digital Media Engineering from Denmarks Technical University and before joining Flashbulb worked as a freelancer programmer for several notable indie games such as The Silent Age and Keyboard Sports.