The Resource Insights with a Game Designer: Brenda Romero

Insights with a Game Designer: Brenda Romero

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Insights with a Game Designer: Brenda Romero
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Insights with a Game Designer: Brenda Romero
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There isn't a time Brenda Romero doesn't remember working on games. She began tinkering on her own at age 5, and was employed full time at 15. Now she's an award-winning game designer, artist, writer, and creative director, and the longest continuously serving woman in the video game industry. In this Insights interview, we ask Brenda to look back on her career and answer the questions aspiring game designers really want to know. Do you need to code to build games? What is the impact of independent developers on traditional gaming? How does mobile affect game design? Combining inspiration and hard-won advice, this course shows there is more than one way to approach game design and break into the industry
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videorecording
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Romero, Brenda
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Brenda Romero is an award-winning game designer, artist, writer, and creative director who entered the video game industry in 1981 at the age of 15. She is the longest continuously serving woman in the video game industry. Brenda has worked with a variety of digital game companies as a game designer or creative director, including Atari, Sir-Tech Software, Electronic Arts, and numerous companies in the social and mobile space. She is the game designer in residence at the University of California at Santa Cruz and the cofounder and COO of Loot Drop, a social and mobile game company. Brenda has become known for an award-winning series of nondigital games titled The Mechanic Is the Message. So far, Train, Síochán Leat, the New World, and Pre-Conception have been released. In 2009, her game Train won the coveted Vanguard Award at IndieCade for "pushing the boundaries of game design and showing us what games can do." Brenda serves on the advisory board of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at the Strong Museum of Play. She also works with John Romero and the Romero Archives to record game designers discussing their game design process for historical archiving. Brenda served on the board of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). She received the 2013 Women in Games Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by Microsoft and the 2015 Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award and was nominated for Microsoft's 2010 Women in Games game design award. Brenda was also named one of Forbes "12 Women in Gaming to Watch" (2013); Woman of the Year by Charisma+2 magazine (2010); one of the top 20 most influential women in the game industry by Gamasutra.com (2008); and one of the 100 most influential women in the game industry by Next Generation magazine (2007). Nerve magazine also called her one of the 50 artists, actors, authors, activists, and icons who are making the world a more stimulating place. In 2014, she received a Fulbright award to study Ireland's game industry, academy, and government policies
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59
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live action
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Insights with a Game Designer: Brenda Romero
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08/24/2015
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online resource
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multicolored
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two-dimensional moving image
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Contents
Award-winning game designer, artist, writer, and creative director Brenda Romero looks back on her career and provides advice on breaking into the video game industry
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LDC_411570
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computer
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Label
Insights with a Game Designer: Brenda Romero
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
08/24/2015
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Award-winning game designer, artist, writer, and creative director Brenda Romero looks back on her career and provides advice on breaking into the video game industry
Control code
LDC_411570
Dimensions
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) LDC_411570
System details
Latest version of the following browsers: Chrome, Safari,Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Adobe Flash Player Plugin. JavaScriptand cookies must be enabled. A broadband Internet connection

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