THE WINNERS!

IN OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH KING WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FINAL 10 WINNERS FOR OUR GDC17 SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN GAMES!

Victoria Vera

Studies: BA Game Design at U-Tad, Spain

Favorite Mobile Casual Game(s): Stack, by Ketchapp

About me:
I’m from Madrid, Spain, born in 1997. I’m currently studying Game Design at U-tad (University of Technology and Digital Art), also located in Madrid, and I worked as Tester for both EA and Pyro Mobile Games. I’m really excited about going to the GDC since I started my degree and it’s a dream come true being here 🙂

Three words to describe you: I am left-handed

Stephanie Murphy

Studies: BA Computer Science at UCC, Ireland

Favorite Mobile Casual Game(s): Candy Crush Soda

About me:
I am an enthusiastic 22 year old from Ireland. I’m currently in my final year of Computer Science in University College Cork and have a passion for technology and programming. My hobbies include video gaming, drawing and reading. I love visiting new places, meeting new people and learning new skills.

Three words to describe you: Positive, Creative, Open-minded

Julia Holmlund

Studies: Game Production at The Game Assembly, Sweden

Favorite Mobile Casual Game(s): Bubble Witch Saga 3

About me:
I’m a Level Design student who’s previously worked with games in retail. My belief is that we can improve the world through games, by bringing people together. I want to achieve this by creating experiences that develop players emotionally, and I’m studying at The Game Assembly to make that possible.

Three words to describe you: Really Loves Chocolate!

Fiona Tan

Studies: BA 3D Games Art at University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Favorite Mobile Casual Game(s): At the moment its Sailor Moon Drops ,it was recommended to me by a friend. It’s like Candy Crush but I get hit with childhood nostalgia whenever I play it! Sailor Moon was one of the first cartoons I use to watch as a child.

About me:
I’m a twenty-one-year-old 3rd-year games art student at the University of Hertfordshire. I was born in Dublin, Ireland but I have been in the UK for nearly three years now. I hope to be a concept artist and illustrator after I graduate in the games industry.

Three words to describe you: Irish-Chinese, Introvert, Tea Addict

Katie Tarrant

Studies: BA Music at Liverpool Institue of Performing Arts, United Kingdom

Favorite Mobile Casual Game(s): Hearthstone, it’s a great combination of logic, challenge and socialization.

About me:
My name is Katie. I’m a composer, musician and sound designer for video games. A lover of music from a young age, I am also a guitarist and bassist and have played in a wealth of bands throughout my music career. I am currently working on a post-apocalyptic game titled ‘Save Our Souls’. Alongside this, I teach music, write for game audio website The Sound Architect’ and am continually developing my craft in pursuit of a full time career in audio.

Three words to describe you: Passionate, Dedicated, Open-minded

Caroline Bitterly

Studies: MA Game Design and Management at Supinfogame, France

Favorite Mobile Casual Game(s): Ridiculous Fishing

About me:
I’m a French Master’s Degree student aspiring to pursue a career in Game Design on the international stage. I have a passion for physics, art, drawing, and travel – and I deeply care about diversity. Moreover, I like exchanging with others, learning new things and being confronted to new challenges!

Three words to describe you: Hardworking, Creative, Adventurous

Silva Kuusniemi

Studies: MA Game Design and Production at Aalto University, Finland

Favorite Mobile Casual Game(s): At the moment, my favorite casual mobile game is Fallout shelter

About me:
I live in Helsinki with my cat, read a lot of gothic novels, watch K-drama and play all sorts of games. I collect books with beautiful covers and try to travel as much as I can. I’d love to work with game design, game art, and game writing.

Three words to describe you: I eat peanut butter straight from the jar

Hannah Aicken

Studies: BA Game Design and Production Management at Abertay University, United Kingdom

Favorite Mobile Casual Game(s): Game Dev Story / Prune.

About me:
Northern Irish, coffee loving game designer, in my final year of study at Abertay University in Scotland. I’m passionate about level design, though experienced in other aspects of game design through my own experimental projects, as well as a variety of games created in small teams – including one about shark conservation.

Three words to describe you: Thoughtful, Driven, Explorer

Selina Pearson

Studies: BA Computer Games Art at Tesside University, United Kingdom

Favorite Mobile Casual Game(s): Paradise Bay

About me:
Hi I’m Selina, a 25 year old Games Art student at Teesside University in the UK. I spend most of my free time playing games (obviously!) I’m also an avid reader, I love to hide away and read all day. I’m so excited to attend GDC, such an amazing opportunity.

Three words to describe you: Bubbly, Fun, Small

Theresa Fischer

Studies: BA Game Design at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Germany

Favorite Mobile Casual Game(s): Candy Crush Soda Saga

About me:
I’m Terry and have been living in Berlin for 5 years now (and LOVE it!) I like everything creative. Painting, Sewing, Cooking? Sign me up! I also enjoy watching cartoons (Bob’s Burgers anyone?) and playing games (surprise!). When I grow up I want to be a successful Character Artist 😉

Three words to describe you: I’m afraid of riding bicycles 🙂

See you in San Francisco!