Game Development Award

Game Development is often forgotten when we think of women in tech – there are some awesome game devs out there – nominate them to get them some recognition for their hard work!

Entry Criteria

Criteria for the Game Development category:

– Nominee works in Game Development

Successful nominations should detail but not be limited to the following:

– Examples of work the nominee has worked on
– What makes them stand out from others in the Games Industry
– Anything else notable that the judges might be interested in

Jodie Azhar – Winner 2017

I’m happy to nominate Jodie as she has been an outstanding technical contributor wherever she has worked during her career.

Jodie bridges the gap between programming and art, helping artists realise their visions in game and ensuring they’re implemented correctly. She leads a small team of technical artists who support an art team of 80+ people across multiple concurrent projects.

She has worked on numerous titles on PC and console with the soon-to-be-released Total War: Warhammer II being the most recent. Throughout her career, she strives to push herself, which is repeatedly recognised through promotions and responsibilities in her roles at work.

Last year she was named as one of BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits, recognising her as a rising talent in the Games Industry. She has also previously been listed in Develop’s 30 Under 30 Ones to Watch and MCV’s top 100 Women in Games UK.

She is also an advocate for diversity and representation by being a Women in Games Ambassador for the UK as well as a STEM Ambassador. She writes and presents talks at Universities and Gaming events covering her technical role and output, and also giving career advice and encouragement to young people – especially young girls who overlook technical careers – to consider working in game development.

Jodie is conspicuous in her desire to not just be good at her job but to improve the diversity and professionalism of the games industry. She is a great role model.

Finalist 2017

Cherie Davidson

Finalist 2017

Rosa Carbo-Mascarell