13 episodes

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.

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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.

    Lauren Gaba Flanagan (Theorycraft - Founder, Partner)

    Lauren Gaba Flanagan (Theorycraft - Founder, Partner)

    Lauren is one of the Founders of Theorycraft, a creative and strategic advisory firm for brands who want to reach out and connect with gaming and e-sports fans, however, she wasn’t always in the gaming scene. 
    Before creating Theorycraft, Lauren was doing Creative Marketing for a variety of brands like Burberry Group Inc. and Canada Goose. It wasn’t until she had the courage to ask her boss about possibly branching out into e-sports that she was able to combine her love of games with the work that she

    • 34 min
    Michelle Deco (Localization Editor/ Coordinator)

    Michelle Deco (Localization Editor/ Coordinator)

    Michelle is a Localization Editor and Coordinator. She also writes short stories and is a voice actor for video games and commercials! We talk about how she got into localization and how she manages such an impressive workload!

    • 36 min
    Kelsey Christou (Twitch - Events Marketing Manager, EMEA)

    Kelsey Christou (Twitch - Events Marketing Manager, EMEA)

    Kelsey and I go way back. She has worked her way up into the industry and is now the EMEA Events Marketing Manager for Twitch. In our chat we discuss how she got into the industry through video games journalism and how her transferable skills have helped get her to her current role. I really hope you enjoy Kelsey's story!

    • 37 min
    Anisa Sanusi (Limit Break Mentorship - Founder)

    Anisa Sanusi (Limit Break Mentorship - Founder)

    Anisa is a UI/UX Designer for Rebel Racing and the founder of Limit Break Mentorship which is a program that offers women and minorities an opportunity to meet industry professionals and receive help in their careers. Anisa has also judged the BAFTA game awards multiple times and even spoken at GDC.

    Within this episode we talk about how Anisa found her place in the industry and the struggles she’s faced with visas while attempting to stay within the field that she loves.

    • 53 min
    Loukia Kyriakidou (Freelance 2D Artist)

    Loukia Kyriakidou (Freelance 2D Artist)

    Loukia Kyriakidou is a Freelance 2D artist with almost a decade of experience within the gaming industry. Lucy went into freelancing straight from university and has since managed to lend her artistic talents to over 20 games. Talking to Lucy was really enlightening as we spoke about her choice to work as a freelancer, the steps she took to secure her initial clients, and the drive she has to share these experiences through public speaking. Hope you enjoy Loukia's story!

    • 31 min
    Jean Leggett (One More Story Games - CEO)

    Jean Leggett (One More Story Games - CEO)

    Jean is the CEO of 1 More Story Games and in this position she acts as a speaker, mentor, educator and coach. After her husband, Blair's, near death experience the couple decided to create their own game engine in an effort to bridge the gap between reading books and playing video games. I really hope you enjoy Jean's story!

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

DECIEL.NET ,

Solid start

A great first episode of what I hope will be a prolific series. Lauren and Sandra had a good rapport, and shared an authentic perspective on entering the games industry. If the show continues in this way, it will be a real asset to young women/men/whoever may be interested in pursuing that path.

One production note: the format would benefit from a structured outro to reiterate the names and follow-information for the host, guest and show, as well as when to expect the next episode. Also, if that includes contact info for nominating potential guests, I bet you’d get a strong response!

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