Welcome to the She Plays Games Podcast! Over the next weeks, months and years, I, Lauren, hope to speak to a broad spectrum of women who’re working in the video games industry to learn more about their amazing experiences and the paths they've taken to get to where they are today. Whether you’re thinking about joining the video games industry or are just interested to learn more about the incredible women that I’ll be speaking to, my goal is to inspire you through the telling of these stories.
RekitRaven (Twitch Streamer)
Raven is a Twitch Streamer, Head of the The Underworld Charity Team who raise money and awareness for marginalized communities, and 1000DreamsFund winner.
In this episode we discuss Raven's journey into streaming and her their desire to one day develop their own horror games.
This is episode 54 of She Plays Games.
Emma Rogers (Junior Programmer - Sumo Digital Ltd)
So many people in the games industry have various types of paths that led them here. Emma Rogers, Junior Programmer at Sumo Digital, made the jump from fashion to programming after seeing an advert for the Sumo Digital Academy which invites graduates with no prior training in coding. We talk about Emma's experience at Sumo, what lead her to choosing to change paths, and her interests in UI.
Taylor Lyles (Associate Tech Editor at IGN)
I’m speaking with Taylor Lyles. Taylor is an Associate Tech Editor at IGN. We’re going to cover her journey today from working as a Paralegal Contract Specialist to her work speaking with young professionals through the DreamWakers.
This is episode 52 of She Plays Games.
Shayna Moon (Senior Technical Program Manager - Unity)
Shayna is a Senior Technical Program Manager at Unity Technologies and before that she worked at the famous Sony Santa Monica studios on God of War. In this episode we talk about her role, her feelings on games development documentaries and how working at Unity defers from working at a games studio.
Janet Garcia (Content Creator)
Janet is a video games critic & content creator who has bseen working hard establishing herself in the industry. She has her own site Gaming For The Culture where she posts features and reviews, a YouTube channel and Twitch under the name Gameonysus, & is a co-host on podcasts like Kinda Funny’s PS I Love You XOXO & The Minn Max Show. On the show we speak about her childhood and her amazing work raising money for BLM charities through her streaming.
Sarah Nelkin (Japanese Voice Casting Director)
Sarah is a Casting Director for video games in Japan having moved to Japan from America a long time ago. In this episode we discuss how she became fluent in Japanese from watching countless anime and shows and the process of finding the right voice actor for her clients.
This is episode 49 of She Plays Games.
Very informative, geeky and funny. Just from the first episode I learnt a lot and it was great that there was a little geek out over a shared first instalment to a franchise.
I can’t wait to hear more and see who else joins Lauren on her new podcasting adventure!