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Matea Howard

Matea Howard

Trainee Developer

PERSONAL BIO

I was born in Croatia and relocated to Nottingham after studying at Law University in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital. I’m an energetic and enthusiastic person who takes great pride in ensuring my work is a contributing factor to the success of any project I’m involved with.

I used to work in a local hospital, helping people who’ve undergone Neurosurgery or are suffering from Neurological conditions. Recently, my obsession with all technology things turned into a career and I’m now a proud Webmaster at the MoreNiche team.

I’m heavily involved in the online gaming scene, esports, and indie dev studios in particular. I enjoy writing game reviews and game promotion materials as well as joining indie dev meetups in Nottingham. My favourite games are Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and all of the Elder Scrolls games. Games are a large part of my life, and they are also one of the reasons why I relocated to Nottingham after meeting my partner through Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, back in 2010.

Apart from gaming, I’m involved with Mind, a UK mental health charity, through which I’m supporting people with neural diversities as well as being involved with ‘Operation Supply Drop’ who are supporting troops across the globe with entertainment and games. Their aim is to create fun where there is none.


Q&A

Why did you want to work at MoreNiche?

MoreNiche looked different. I read how Andrew Slack (founder) had to make a difficult decision not too long ago and he decided to protect his people under all circumstances. This is when I knew MoreNiche could be the right place for me.


If you had to pick your 3 favourite (e)sports or wellbeing activities, what would they be?

  • Swimming, for sure
  • Sleeping (of course)
  • Competitive Gameplay (CSGO – esports)


How old do you feel?

About 12


What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

I think the whole moving to the UK situation was a bit crazy. I met my husband playing CoD4 back in the day and left everything in order to start a new life with him. I was only 19 at the time and still seems a bit crazy to me 😛


What’s your most used emoji?

😂 and 😄


If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?

Teleporting (within all timelines). I’m not allowed to drive due to my seizures but teleporting, uh, that would be great!