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Dr Daryl Marples joined the university of Huddersfield in 2004 he is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Computer Games Design and leads and lectures on a wide range of games development modules including; 3D design, animation, games protoyping and team project.

Daryl was nominated for teaching awards in both 2012 (Exceptional assessment and Feedback), 2016 (Enhancing the Student Experience) and was the recipient of the inagural 2018 international Grads in Games Academic Award for outstanding contribution to engagement with the games industry. In addition to his teaching and course leadership duties, Daryl is actively involved with Canalside Studios, runs the Games Specific Guest Lecture Programme and life drawing classes and is constantly engaged with the games indusrty on both a local and national basis.

Prior to his academic career Daryl worked in leadership roles in a wide range of creative industries including the games industry where he worked on 12 published titles and currently acts as consultant with local games companies. He has also been a studio lead in a graphics studio, production manager, props and set designer in theatre, a commercial sculptor, animatronic creature designer and a LARP prosthetic and creature designer.

Daryl maintains his interest in the broader creative industries in his spare time and is a keen pop art sculptor.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Games Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Spatial Navigation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Interactive 3D for education

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 4 Digital or Visual Products
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter

EU Students in HE: A Case Study of Games and Web Students

O'Grady, M., Gledhill, D. & Marples, D., 7 Oct 2019, Transnational Higher Education in Computing Courses: Experiences and Reflections. Carter, J. & Rosen, C. (eds.). 1st ed. Springer, Cham, p. 185-199 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

student union
tuition fee

Gradual Change Blindness of Texture Transitions Across the Entire Field of Vision in Virtual Environments

Marples, D., Carter, P., Gledhill, D. & Goodson, S., 27 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) 11th Conference on Videogame Sciences and Arts. Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Virtual reality

Unsupervised pedestrian sample extraction for model training

Hao, Y., Marples, D., Liu, Y. & Xu, Z., 16 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the International Conferences: Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2019; Game and Entertainment Technologies 2019; and Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2019. Blashki, K. & Xiao, Y. (eds.). IADIS, p. 291-298 8 p. (Multi conference on computer science and information systems 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Pocket Galaxy Game

Gledhill, D., Novak, M. & Marples, D., 19 Oct 2017

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Mobile devices
Android (operating system)
iOS (operating system)

Hover Havoc Game

Gledhill, D., Novak, M. & Marples, D., 28 Jul 2016

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Open Access

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Oral presentation

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Opportunities for Games Students

Duke Gledhill (Speaker), Matthew Novak (Speaker), Matthew McIntosh (Speaker), Daryl Marples (Speaker)
24 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation