Today, March 8 , it is commemorate International Women’s Day . Since its inception, women have had important contributions in the videogame industry and some of the most popular franchises of today are actually we owe them to them. That is why, on the occasion of this day, we have decided to prepare a list with the five most important developers at the moment.
- Siobhan Reddy, Director of Media Molecule
- Bonnie Ross, Corporate Vice President of Xbox Game Studios and Director of 343 Industries
- JADE RAYMOND, Founder of Haven Entertainment Studios
- Kim SWIFT, Senior Director of Cloud Gaming for Xbox Game Studios
- AMY HENNIG, President of Skydance New Media
Siobhan Reddy, Director of Media Molecule
Siobhan Reddy joined Media Molecule in 2006, and since then, she has worked on all types of projects including Burnout 3, Burnout 4, LittleBigplanet, Tearaway and Tearaway Unfolded franchise, and more recently in Dreams. The creativity of it has promoted talent within this study and as a result we have had quite fun and innovative productions. We do not know what Media Molecule is currently working on, but be surely REDDY will play an important role during development.
Bonnie Ross, Corporate Vice President of Xbox Game Studios and Director of 343 Industries
This talented developer arrived in Microsoft in 1994 and has contributed to important franchises such as Counter Strike, Gears of War, Psychonauts and Mass Effect. However, she currently stands out for leading people from 343 Industries, Halo Infinite developers. Ross has not only demonstrated incredible skills as a developer, but also as a leader for one of the most talented studies of the moment. In addition to the above, she also develops as a corporate vice president of the Xbox Game Studios.
JADE RAYMOND, Founder of Haven Entertainment Studios
Assassin’s Creed is one of the most popular franchises of today, and Jade Raymond played an extremely important role in its creation. Additionally, Google hired her as Vice President and Director of Stadia Games and Entertainment, and after the company has presented an important restructuring, Raymond decided to leave it aside to form his own study known as Haven Entertainment Studios, who today are working In a new IP for PlayStation.
Kim SWIFT, Senior Director of Cloud Gaming for Xbox Game Studios
Kim SWIFT is nothing more and nothing less than one of the main responsible for the creation of the acclaimed portal. She not only led the development team, but she herself was in charge of the design of multiple levels. Within Valve, SWIFT also worked on the two 4 Dead Left games and later was recruited by Amazon, before Electronic Arts decided to add her to her team along with Jade Raymond. After the restructuring of Google Stadia, SWIFT went to Microsoft where she is now responsible for leading the Cloud Gaming team at the Xbox Game Studios.
AMY HENNIG, President of Skydance New Media
For decades, Amy Hennig served as the main scriptwriter for multiple Nintendo games, Electronic Arts, Eidos Interactive and others. However, it was the work of it in the Uncharted series what really gave him that recognition that she deserved and since then she has become one of the most important women in the industry. Not long ago, Skydance New Media recruited her as president to lead her video game division, who are already working on a new IP related to Marvel.