Blog Interview

Game Programming: Security and Protection of Player Data


We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our team, Mohammad AL Khatatbeh, who joins us as a Senior Game Programmer today! With a proven track record of innovation and a deep passion for gaming, Mohammad brings a wealth of expertise that will undoubtedly elevate our projects and contribute to our continued success.

“One aspect I truly love about my job is the power to transform ideas and concepts into reality through #programming. It brings me immense joy to create experiences that can be shared with players worldwide. As a game developer, I have the unique opportunity to turn my passion for gaming into a fulfilling career. – said Mohammad.

We also asked Mohammad a couple of questions about his job and hobbies.

Do you have your own approach to collaborating with artists, designers, and other members of the game development team to ensure smooth integration of programming and creative elements?

“Effective collaboration is essential for integrating programming and creative elements seamlessly. By fostering open communication and actively engaging with artists, designers, and team members, we can ensure a consistent and harmonious development process. Our teamwork is pivotal in achieving our shared objectives.”

What are the steps that should be taken to ensure the security and protection of player data, as well as safeguarding against potential hacking or cheating in games?

To ensure player data protection and game integrity, it is essential to:
– Implement robust data encryption techniques to safeguard player information.
– Employ server-side validation and verification mechanisms to prevent cheating and unauthorized modifications.
– Utilize code obfuscation to enhance resistance against reverse engineering attempts.

By combining encryption, server-side validation, and code obfuscation, a comprehensive approach can be achieved to protect player data and ensure the integrity of the game.”

How do you approach debugging and troubleshooting in the context of game development, and what tools or techniques do you find most useful in identifying and resolving programming issues?

As a Senior game developer, my approach to debugging and troubleshooting programming challenges involves the following steps:
– Carefully analyze the code, examining variables, dependencies, and logical errors.
– Utilize logging and debugging tools to locate the specific area of the problem.
– Break down the issue into smaller components to identify the source of the error.
– Take advantage of debugging features in the development environment, such as breakpoints and watches.

By following this methodical approach, I am able to effectively identify and resolve programming issues in game development.”

What are some of your hobbies / things you enjoy doing in your free time?

“During my free time, I devote myself to exploring new technologies and frameworks to enhance my skill set. I also indulge in playing games, watching movies, and series. Furthermore, I find solace in spending quality time with my loved ones, including family and friends.”

What are some of your favourite games you have played? Are there games you are looking forward to be released?

“I am a fan of video games that provide immersive experiences, captivating narratives, inventive puzzles and strategic gameplay. Some of the games that I have enjoyed are “The Last of Us”, “Uncharted”, and “Command and Conquer: Generals Zero Hour”. I am also looking forward to the possible release of “The Last of Us 3″ in the future.”

What were some of the things that convinced you to join Sandsoft?

“One of the reasons that attracted me to Sandsoft was their ambitious and inspiring vision to become one of the best game publishers and studios in the world. I wanted to be part of a company that strives for excellence and innovation in the gaming industry.”

We warmly welcome Mohammad AL Khatatbeh to Sandsoft family and look forward to the exciting collaborations ahead!