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Welcome to the She Plays Games Podcast! Over the next weeks, months and years, I, Lauren, hope to speak to a broad spectrum of women who’re working in the video games industry to learn more about their amazing experiences and the paths they've taken to get to where they are today. Whether you’re thinking about joining the video games industry or are just interested to learn more about the incredible women that I’ll be speaking to, my goal is to inspire you through the telling of these stories.
 
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Kelly is the Founder and CEO of Indie Megabooth as well as a Partner and Community Developer at the 1Up fund which is a Venture fund company setup by former Microsoft VP Ed Fries which works to finance diverse talent in the indie dev scene. This episode we talk about her experience deciding what games get funding, celebrating and HOSTING her last e…
 
Cassie is a streamer, community manager of The Noir Network, Director of Nox Lumina,and Co-Founder of Black Twitch UK! In this episode we talk about her mission to create more accessible events in the games industry, how Noir Network supports black femmes, and her exciting mixer she’s holding on behalf of Nox Lumina at Twitch Con in July. This is e…
 
How TikTok can Humanize your Brand This episode we have MJ Widomska. MJ is the founder and Director of the Award-Winning Creative studio YRS Truly, helping brands in the games industry reach their KPI targets with influential campaigns with an amazing team that is fully gender diverse. In this episode we chat about the benefits of using TikTok, why…
 
What an Indie Studio Needs to Survive This episode we have Sally Sheppard. Sally is the founder of Wyrdren a studio she setup during the early stages of lockdown to help keep her gamedev skills sharp while she was in between projects, but has now blossomed into a full studio with Spellbound as their first game. In this episode we discuss what you n…
 
How to Show Your Best Self in an Interview This episode we have Marie Albaza. Marie Ablaza, also known as Your Fairy Job Mother is a Talent Recruiter at Netflix Games who uses her experiences in hiring staff to help others land their dream job by sharing advice through her Linkedin page. In this episode we chat about how talent recruiters fit withi…
 
This episode we have Veronica Ripley a.k.a Nikatine. Nikatine is a Twitch Ambassador, co-owner of Purple RP, and Founder of ​​Transmission Gaming, a community for trans gamers who seek safe places in online games. In this episode we discuss navigating identity through games like the Sims, how having an incredible bond with her Dad has shaped her, a…
 
Coming from Sports Charities, Sarah brings a generous supply of knowledge to Safe in our World, a games industry charity which focuses on raising awareness for mental health. In this episode we discuss the importance of mental health training for games industry professionals, the various resources Safe in our World offers, and their new Play Your W…
 
This episode we have The GameHers Co-Founders, Rebecca Dixon and Laura Deutsch. The*GameHers is hosting a 3 day professional bootcamp from Friday, April 29th to Sunday, May 1st and in honor of the occasion, we’ve had Rebecca and Laura on to discuss The*GameHers community and their incredible app. In this episode we discuss how the gamehers was form…
 
This episode we have Lauran Carter. Lauran is the head of comms and host at Liquid Crimson helping indie devs release and promote their games and helps run the Guildford Games Festival. She has worked with a number of brands including Modern World, Sega, and Lionhead Studios and even worked on the Animal Crossing Social Campaign with Maisie William…
 
This episode we have four guests on the show to talk about their experiences as mothers working in the games industry. We discuss our first gaming experiences, common misconceptions about being a mother in games, and whether or not we're doing enough as an industry to give kids the same gaming origins that we had as children.…
 
This episode we have Storm Stewart also known as Stormyjazzy Storm is a model and Streamer having started in the games industry as a face model for Supermassive Games. She can be seen as Victoria in Until Dawn’s The InPatient, Jody in Hidden Agenda, and most famously, Captain Fliss in Man of Medan. This episode we discuss how the games industry cou…
 
Sara is the Head of Recruitment at Hitmarker. In this episode we talk about her life working as a Brazilian in the UK games industry, tips for how to scope out whether or not a company is the right fit for you, and her role in the UK Kickstart Scheme which saw over 100 young unemployed people get their first roles in the games industry. This is epi…
 
This episode again we’re welcoming Mary Kenney! We last spoke with Mary about 2 years ago and since then she has gone from strength to strength. This time we’ll be talking about her experience working at Insomniac on Spider Man Miles Morales, how she makes sure her scripts are true to life, and her new book which comes out later this year Gamer Gir…
 
This episode we have Sarah Makdad. Sarah is a Corporate Community Developer at Focus Entertainment and in this episode we talk about her experience as a part of the Game Awards’ Future Class, the French game dev scene, and how she donates her time to the non-profit organization Friendship Garden which helps aspiring game devs get to GDC. This is ep…
 
This episode we have Sarah Wellock. Sarah is the Senior European Comms Manager for Sega Europe and in this episode we discuss the evolution of community management over the years, handling press events in a COVID world, and the immense difficulty journalists face playing games without guides. This is episode 68 of She Plays Games.…
 
This episode we have Gemma also known as KawaiiFoxita. Having started back in March 2020, Kawaii is a sims builder focusing on Architecture. In this episode we talk about her journey in finding the Sims, how the Sims lead her to pursuing a professional diploma in interior design and how she goes about planning her inspiring builds. This is episode …
 
Rosa is a Lead Game Designer at Loveshark having worked in the games industry for over 4 years. In her journey, Rosa’s been recognized for her achievements in games design as well as her work helping others to transition into games. In this episode we talk about her games design principles and how she managed to snag the amazing opportunity to work…
 
Stevie is a really inspiring person in the UK games industry having started back in 2007. Stevie is currently a Community Developer PC Gamer and Consultant on the show Games Master. In this episode we discuss the evolution of online communities and her advice for keeping up with the latest platform as well as the benefits of coming into the career …
 
Having worked at some of the games industry’s most prestigious studios such as Square Enix and Naughty Dog, Gabby’s journey into games has been pretty impressive. Gabby is currently QA Engineer II and Quality Lead at Riot Games working on Valorant. In this episode we discuss her journey into the games industry, how to handle the pressure of startin…
 
This episode we have Chel Wong. Chel is an award winning composer who has been recognised for both their talent in audio as well as their work helping people to achieve their dreams in the games industry. In this episode we discuss the benefits of being a freelance audio professional in games, their amazing newsletter “Building a sustainable and fu…
 
Eliana is an audio professional working on video games, films, and podcasts having worked with many prestigious brands including Comedy Central, The North Face, and Julliard. In this episode, we discuss their upcoming game #AudioIndustryGame which is a narrative experience featuring stories of mistreated marginalized people working in audio. We als…
 
Today’s episode I’m speaking with Nina Roussakoff. Nina’s journey into games began nearly 15 years ago with her roles adapting to the needs of the studios she worked at ranging from QA tester and programmer to Lead Scripter on Beyond A Steel Sky. Currently she’s the game director on the title Paleo Pines by the studio Italic Pig. In this episode we…
 
On today’s episode I have Freya Brightwater. Freya is a 3D Software Engineer at Anything World which is a plugin game dev can use to easily add 3D assets from their extensive Library to their games. In this episode we discuss the Freya’s journey into games, responsibilities of a 3D Software Engineer, and Anything World’s Game Jam. This is episode 5…
 
Natalie is a renowned Featured Contributor at fanbyte.com having studied in English at University. She has often been recognized for her achievements in writing and is also a part of the Game Awards’ inaugural Future Class. In this episode we discuss her role as well as burnout and how having women in leadership roles at Fanbyte has helped drive he…
 
Dhayana is a marketing manager at Funimation and Madman Anime Group. She is also the founder of Women of Xbox and is heavily involved with promoting women in the games industry and providing safe spaces for women to come together and support each other. We discuss her journey into games as well as her role in the industry and the Women of Xbox comm…
 
Twitch streamers' journeys aren't always created equal. Radders found herself in a dark place before discovering Twitch communities and through their work, she decided to stream herself. Now with over 28,000 followers, Radders (along with her cats) is a household name.Twitch streamers' journeys aren't always created equal. Radders found herself in …
 
So many people in the games industry have various types of paths that led them here. Emma Rogers, Junior Programmer at Sumo Digital, made the jump from fashion to programming after seeing an advert for the Sumo Digital Academy which invites graduates with no prior training in coding. We talk about Emma's experience at Sumo, what lead her to choosin…
 
Janet is a video games critic and content creator who has bseen working hard establishing herself in the industry. She has her own site Gaming For The Culture where she posts features and reviews, a YouTube channel and Twitch under the name Gameonysus, and is a co-host on podcasts like Kinda Funny’s PS I Love You XOXO and The Minn Max Show. On the …
 
Libby is the Cofounder & Chief Marketing Officer at Radiance Media, a women-led company that was setup to unite brands by designing and executing events, campaigns, and influencer activations. Libby is also the social media manager for Cloud Imperium Games, helps the National Women’s Hockey League navigate Twitch and is also a prominent Twitch stre…
 
I’m your host Lauren and this Episode I’m speaking with 2 programmers, Nikky Armstrong who is Senior Gameplay Programmer at Ubisoft Reflections and who is Mentor to our second guest Michelle Snowball who is coming into the industry from a Games Design degree. This episode is sponsored by the Limit Break Mentorship Program which is aimed at underrep…
 
Jade is currently an audio producer for Silver Rain Games. In this episode we discuss her transition coming from freelance to an inhouse role during lockdown and how she's bringing together professionals and students in the games industry as the Organiser and Community Leader for Game Dev London. This is episode 46 of She Plays Games.…
 
This episode is sponsored by the Limit Break Mentorship Program! And I’m so excited to have another mentor and mentee on to speak about their experiences. Limit Break is an amazing mentorship program aimed at underrepresented people working in the UK Games Industry! Those who join will be given the opportunity to pair up with a mentor who is establ…
 
Molly has been creating content around The Sims now for over 7 years and has undergone quite the journey. Throughout this episode, we discuss the valuable role content creators play in the wider video games industry, what other developers could learn from how The Sims ecosystem works and what it was like to go on a reality TV show related to playin…
 
Charly is currently a PhD student at Abertay University where she’s looking at the use of interactive role playing games to enhance the learning of a second language. She is also helping Women in Games build out their esports offering and having travelled a ton, Charly is a huge advocate for the inclusivity and protection of culture within video ga…
 
Limit Break Mentorship Special Episode I’m super excited to announce that today’s episode the first in a series that is sponsored by the Limitbreak Mentorship Program. Limit Break is an amazing mentorship program aimed at underrepresented people working in the UK Games Industry! Those who join will be given the opportunity to pair up with a mentor …
 
Now working as the Director of Global Community at 505 Games, Antonela has risen rapidly over the past few years. But even though she now looks after the communications strategies for huge games like Control and Death Stranding… it was not the career she envisioned for herself after leaving University. In today’s show, we talk about some very valua…
 
On today's episode, I’m speaking with Dani also known as Ebonix Ebonix has been playing The Sims since it first released over 20 years ago and has grown to become one of the most influential “Simmers” in the world. As part of this, she’s taught herself how to 3D model and has become a strong advocate for representation with the game, even working w…
 
Haley is the Brand Communications Director at Tonic Games Group, who have become a huge name in the world of video gaming thanks to the release of Fall Guys. Throughout th is episode, we talk about Haley’s journey into the gaming industry and how persistence and creating foundations really pay off. I really hope you enjoy listening to Haley’s story…
 
Lucy is a Host and Senior Video Producer at GameSpot and after working for the UK division for numerous years, she now calls San Francisco her home! Throughout this episode, we discuss Lucy’s inspiration for seeking out a career in the video games industry, why she misses big conferences like E3 and how she adjusts to new roles, expectations and wo…
 
Zoë works at Rockstar Games as a Tools Programmer and in this role she helps many of the other teams at Rockstar to do their jobs more efficiently. Given the scale of their games, it’s a pretty integral role and Zoe has received numerous plaudits for her work, such as being included in Develop’s 30 Under 30. Throughout this interview, we discuss a …
 
Lauren hasn’t been in the video games industry for very long, but after switching over from corporate communications, she has made a considerable impact for numerous indie developers. In a short period of time, Lauren has overseen four successful funding drives and she’s now serving as the community manager for Code Coven, an initiative to help mar…
 
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