Women in Gamedev and Their Games

Created Mar 5, 2018 by Keravanjoki
Though the gaming industry is traditionally male, there are quite a few outstanding women there that develop, write and design video games. I think it's just unfair to know the game without celebrating the person behind it. So below you'll find the list of 10+ creative ladies who are responsible for the appearance of RPGs, shooters and adventures that players admire all over the world.
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    Bonnie Ross is a video game developer, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Studios and also the head of 343 Industries, the subsidiary studio that manages the Halo video game franchise. Although she…
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    King's Quest Collection screenshot
      Roberta Williams is a game designer and a living legend of the entire industry. She created the graphic adventure genre with her King's Quest series. Williams is also a co-founder of Sierra On-Line, o…
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      Centipede (1983) screenshot
        In 1980 Dona Bailey was the only female programmer in Atari - a pioneer developer of arcade games. For two years there she stayed the only women in the department. That didn't prevent her from making …
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          Jane Jensen is well-known for creation of Gabriel Knight series of adventure games. She is an author and video game designer. She also writes books and novelizations of games. Though she has a varied …
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            Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, responsible for the development of Star Wars Battlefront, started her career in the gaming industry in 2006. She decided to give up business development in retail and started …
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              Siobhan Reddy is a game producer and studio director of Media Molecule, the UK developing company, mostly known for LittleBigPlanet. Reddy herself was named one of the most influential women in the ga…
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              Ultima 1+2+3 screenshot
                Sheri Graner Ray, the designer of Ultima, Star Wars Galaxies and Nancy Drew, is known for her work on women's interests in the video game industry. She even wrote a book about it in 2004 - Gender Incl…
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                  Now a part of the Facebook Social VR team, Lucy Bradshaw was a game developer that worked on SimCity, The Sims series and Spore in Maxis, subsidiary of Electronic Arts. She thinks that there should be…
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                    Every Uncharted fan knows Amy Henning - the screenwriter and director of first three parts of the franchise. Henning, who started with developing of Legacy of Kain, was named one of the most influenti…
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                      Kim Swift is a video game designer known for her work on Portal and Left4Dead. Last year she aslo joined EA to work on Star Wars Battlefront II. Swift is really very talented - Portal was based on her…
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                      Playboy: The Mansion screenshot
                        Brenda Romero, another video game designer, is focused more on sex in video games. Don't think that she only worked on Playboy - among her works, for example, is Wizardry and Dungeons and Dragons: Her…
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