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!
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).
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.
Katie is the Co-founder and Creative Director of games marketing consultancy, Lumi Consulting.
Katie is always looking for opportunities for industry crossover, alternative games funding models, new technologies to be integrated and support for the growth of the Australian Industry through key relationship management.
Katie has consistently pushed to introduce international and local successes from other industries to look at Australia and Victoria as one of the highest quality and highest growth games development industries in the world.
In the past year Katie has spoken about games marketing at Freeplay, Games Connect Asia Pacific, PAX Australia, Playtest This podcast, LaunchVic at Inspire9, Academy for Interactive Entertainment, Deakin University and IGDA Melbourne and will emcee the marketing track at 2016 Casual Connect in Singapore. She has mentored for Tasjam, Tech Girl superstars, Tasjam, She Hacks and Heliam Systems. Lumi also launched the first ever Games Marketing 101 course on the Udemy platform and has had articles published on Gamasutra, Creative Victoria and Playwrite on games marketing.