DJ Hero

DJ Hero is a rhythm video game that uses a special turntable-controller to simulate turntablism. The game is developed by FreeStyleGames and is published by Activision in October 2009.

Players in DJ Hero follow specific actions on the turntable controller in time to scrolling indicators on the game's screen. The game features both a single player Career mode and cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes. The game also features a mode for selected songs for a DJ player to play alongside another player using a Guitar Hero guitar controller. Many DJ and mix artists have contributed to the game both in the game's development, the creation of mixes, and in lending their images for playable avatars in the game; these including DJ Shadow, Z-Trip, DJ AM, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Daft Punk, and Benny Benassi.

  • Release Date: October 2009
  • PS3, PS2, Xbox 360, Wii
  • Music, Rhythm, Multiplayer
  • FreeStyleGames / Activision

Key personal contributions

  • Video Screen (Jumbotron) system
  • Content streaming system
  • Asset pipelines & management systems
  • Performance optimisation
  • Developed internal PC DX9 renderer
  • Memory manager
  • TCR/TRC/XR compliance