90 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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    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

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.

    Sophie Vo (Studio Game Lead / Games Investor - Rise and Play)

    Sophie Vo (Studio Game Lead / Games Investor - Rise and Play)

    This episode we have Sophie Vo founder of Rise and Play and Games Investor. Through her platform and podcast called Rise and Play, Sophie shares her knowledge about leadership through a free masterclass and then interviews women in leadership positions in the games industry to further help those who are in need of advice. This episode we discuss the gender imbalance in learning about finance, the value in trust when leading a team, and the effectiveness of defining what you need in a home. 
    This is episode 91 of She Plays Games.

    • 47 min
    Alhvi Balcárcel (Director - Selva Interactive) Wings Fund Special

    Alhvi Balcárcel (Director - Selva Interactive) Wings Fund Special

    We have a special episode for you all today as it’s sponsored by Wings Fund. Wings is an organization which helps fund indie projects and so we will be featuring a few of their incredible devs to talk about their experience both in creating indie games and how Wings helped in their development.
    This episode we have developer Alhvi Balcárcel. Alongside her partner, Ahlvi is helping to pave the way for game developers in Guatamala with their studio Selva Interactive. This episode we talk about her upcoming title Illuminaria which releases August 4th, advice for how to prepare your pitch deck for Wings and her work with the Global Game Jam.

    • 28 min
    The Women of The Quarry - Supermassive Games Special

    The Women of The Quarry - Supermassive Games Special

    This is a special episode as we’re having a Supermassive Games special! We’re featuring 4 of the women who worked on their latest title, The Quarry, Mara Cerreti / Lighting Artist, Rose Kenny / Narrative Designer, Selen Ceri / Producer, and Thea Chetcuti / Designer.
    In this episode the evolution of roles needed to make a game like this, how supermassive is tackling accessibility and our favorite characters.
    This is episode 89 of She Plays Games.

    • 26 min
    Charlotte Sutherland (Director - Cave Monsters) Wings Fund Special

    Charlotte Sutherland (Director - Cave Monsters) Wings Fund Special

    We have a special episode for you all today as it’s sponsored by Wings Fund. Wings is an organization which helps fund indie projects and so we will be featuring a few of their incredible devs to talk about their experience both in creating indie games and how Wings helped in their development.
    This episode we have Charlotte Sutherland. Charlotte is the founder and game developer of the indie studio Cave Monsters and is currently working on Lord Winklebottom Investigates. We first had Charlotte on the show 2 years ago and we’re delighted to have her on again to discuss finishing up the game for release on the 28th of July, how the Wings Fund has evolved her development, and of course, getting recognized by Geoff Keighley. 

    • 22 min
    Develop / Twitch Con Special Panel - Jay Shin (Arrogant Pixel) / Rosie Taylor (Safe in our World)

    Develop / Twitch Con Special Panel - Jay Shin (Arrogant Pixel) / Rosie Taylor (Safe in our World)

    This episode we’re talking all about going to conferences. Joining us are Jay Shin from University of West London Lecturer and Director at Arrogant Pixel and Rosie Taylor, Communications Officer and Community Manager at Safe in our World and the host of the Safe Spaces Podcast. We talk about how to prepare for your first games industry conference, what to do when you’re there, and how to cope in uncomfortable situations.
    This is episode 87 of She Plays Games.

    • 59 min
    Riana Manuel-Peña (Brand Marketer)

    Riana Manuel-Peña (Brand Marketer)

    Riana is a Brand Marketer having worked recently on the G4 relaunch and Product Marketing for Xbox. This episode we chat about finding the role that works best for you in games, planning out a brand strategy, and how What’s Good Games is paving the way for women in gaming.
    This is episode 86 of She Plays Games.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ashay97 ,

Don’t sleep on this podcast!

I listen to a ton of game and dev podcasts so I’m surprised it took me so long to stumble across this one, but it has quickly risen to one of my top shows and I’ve spent the last few weeks going through the backlog. Lauren is a great host and leads some terrific conversation with the guests she brings on, each also amazingly talented in their own field. This would be a great podcast for students or people looking to learn more about paths into the industry, and it’s great to see more spotlights on women in games!

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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