Award-winning game designer and developer Brenda Romero has been inventing games since she was a child, landing her first job in game design at the age of 15.
In this talk for ages 6+, Brenda will tell her inspirational story of how she discovered her love of board games and how they have shaped her entire life. She shares with you what it means to be a game designer, how people get jobs in the game industry, and what you can do right now to get yourself started.
About Brenda Romero...
Brenda is an award-winning game designer, Fulbright scholar, entrepreneur, artist, writer and creative director who entered the video game industry in 1981. Brenda has worked with a variety of digital game companies as a game designer, creative director or consultant, including Atari, Sir-tech Software and Electronic Arts. She was the recipient of the 2013 Women in Games Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by Microsoft.
She is presently the Program Director of the MSc in Game Design & Development at Limerick University, Co-founder of independent game developer at Romero Games, Ltd in Galway, Ireland.