|Occupation Video game designer|
Name Terry Cavanagh
Known for Video games
|Born 1984Tydavnet, County Monaghan, Ireland|
Role Video Game Designer · distractionware.com
Albums Naya’s Quest Soundtrack, Don’t Look Back Soundtrack
Video games Super Hexagon, VVVVVV, Don't Look Back
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Terry Cavanagh is an Irish video game designer based in London, England. After studying mathematics at Trinity College in Dublin, Cavanagh worked briefly as a market risk analyst before focusing on game development full-time. His titles all share a primitive, minimalist aesthetic. He has created over two dozen games, most notably VVVVVV and Super Hexagon. He is credited as a programmer for Alphaland, a platform game by Jonas Kyratzes.
Cavanagh has stated that he prefers the personal nature of independent game development, its smaller scale enabling the personality of the creator to shine through in the final product.
Cavanagh cites the 1997 Japanese RPG Final Fantasy VII as his favorite game, crediting it as his inspiration for becoming a video game developer. In 2009 Cavanagh named interactive fiction writer Adam Cadre as his favorite developer.