Laszlo has been in game development for over thirty years now. He has worked on small and large projects from one-person operations to teams having hundreds of developers. His knowledge and experience are one of the most extensive within Sponge Hammer, ranging from physics and game engine programming to back-end development. Laszlo spends his free time with his family or tinkering with hardware.
What do you like most working for Sponge Hammer?
Working from home and having flexible hours are the most important for me. Flexible hours can be overwhelming, if you do it wrong, your hours will be stretched throughout the day and you will end up working from early to late. Csaba’s leadership is unquestionable. He always protects the team and is always fair to everyone. Predictability is another factor for me. My teammates are friendly, I don’t need to expect sudden mood swings and we have a work schedule as well, therefore no unexpected changes.
If you could learn anything, what would that be?
I would love to learn how to be a good DJ. I know this is random, but this is what I would love to do. A world-known, famous DJ who plays music to thousands of people.
What do you like most in game development?
I love every part of it. I enjoy so much implementing logical solutions to the code. No matter how small or big the project I’m working on, I always approach it the same, humble way and try to make the best result possible. I have been doing programming for over 25 years and I worked on many aspects of it, for example, engine programming, physics, front-end, back-end or UI/UX programming. I enjoy seeing the game come to life when we add new elements, code or art to it. Every small step adds to the whole.
What has been your most memorable moment at Sponge Hammer so far?
When we were at Codemasters and we gathered for a meeting where all the Grid 2019 staff was invited. It was a fantastic feeling to be part of a large scale project like that and celebrate together. I will never forget that. I made games alone in the past, or with small teams, but when you are part of a huge project like this and you see the crowd around you and you know that every single person worked with you on the same game…it’s mind-blowing.
If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
Any place far from reptiles. This narrows it down pretty much to the North Pole. Putting jokes aside, New Zealand is beautiful for me. I know, I know, there are reptiles there, but most of the places have reptiles. Croatia, if I want to say a closer destination. I could live my life on a small island there with internet and electricity, a small garden and peace.