You've played games - now hear from the Girl Geeks who make them!

#SheMakesGames is an opportunity to learn and understand the world of video game development. It is a great place to start if you’ve ever been interested in the art of video games.

Maybe you’re a digital marketer yearning to build a community of game-loving fans or a graphic designer who loves building characters. Believe it or not your skills are desired in the games industry – and we’re bringing you the best of the best people to share what this amazing world is like!

From making games to so much more...

In 2015, Girl Geek Academy co-founder Lisy Kane curated the first ever Australian all-female game-making day, #SheMakesGames. Our flagship event was held at ACMI-X in October 2016 as part of Melbourne International Games Week. The keynote speaker for the day was Brie Code who spoke about what video games can be and provided an incredible insight to her experiences as a game developer and advocate.

From here we heard from talented women in the local game development industry about their journeys into the games industry and what the game development cycle looks like. There was also a unique opportunity to have hand-on workshops with experts from Unreal, Mountains, Lumi Consulting, Zero Latency and EA Firemonkeys.

Learn more about the 2016 SheMakes_Games event from the coverage by Good Game!

updates

Course Overview

Courses for hackers, hustlers and hipsters!

SheMakes_Games includes course for hackers (women who code), hipsters (women who make things look good and work well, like designers) and hustlers (women who are interested in the business of games).
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COURSE FOR HACKERS: An introduction to the programming and deployment for video game development.

COURSE FOR HIPSTERS: Learn how art, sound and design are implemented and created in the game development industry.

COURSE FOR HUSTLERS: An introduction to the marketing and PR for video games and learn how it differs from other industries.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Hear from and learn from women leading the video game industry and what understand their stories.

facilitators

Photo of Brie Code

Brie Code

FounderTru Luv Media

Biography

Brie Code and her company Tru Luv Media make video games with people who don’t like video games. Brie built her career in AAA, leading programming teams at Ubisoft Montreal on Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed II, as well as writing code at Relic Entertainment for the RTS games Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War.

Becoming bored with working on games she was no longer interested in playing while simultaneously being in love with games as an entertainment medium, she then finished her time at Ubisoft Montreal by launching their diversity initiative and leading the programming team on the softer, more ethereal game Child of Light.

Brie thinks diverse teams make less boring games. Brie’s favourite game is still Skyrim.

partners

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