Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 06:00 pm

Women are believed to be far from the gaming industry. When you team up with a bunch of friends to play CS: Go, she is expected to patiently wait until the game is over, and then sigh how much time you would spend on something so impractical and stupid. However, this is not the ultimate proximity, and not all women will nag at you for playing video games. Some of them actually might have developed it for you! But still, most of the people will only mention Hideo Kojima. But we are here to introduce you and your significant other to some of the most influential and powerful female game developers.

Kim Swift

She is a diva of game development, a woman who works at Valve. Because of her participation and restful hours of work, we played Portal, and this game about Chell and her ability to change the space around her, creating portals, is as good as we remember. Kim started her career as a game-designer at DigiPen Institute of Technology where she helped in the creation of Narbacular Drop. The protagonist is a girl who uses portals to travel the world. Soon, Gabe Newell, the co-founder of Valve, noticed this girl and invited her personally to work on Portal. She also participated in creating Left 4 Dead. She now left Valve to continue her career at Airtight Games, and she was invited to work for EA games.

Jade Raymond

Jade Redmond is a Canadian developer who made her name thanks to Assassin’s Creed and previously worked on The Sims at Electronic Arts. Her favorite games are Prince of Persia and Resident Evil 4. She used to work as a programmer at Sony.

Kiki Wolfkill

An executive producer of the worldwide-known Halo series, Kiki Wolfkill worked on Halo 4 and Halo 5, as well as Halo Legends. Kiki works at Microsoft Game Studios since 2012 as an executive producer of 343 Industries Game Studio (one of the main divisions). She had an immense impact on the development of the series, and she still is one of the most influential females in the game (no pun intended).

Amy Hennig

Amy Hennig is one of the most iconic women, who ever worked in gaming development. She is 53 years old but still continues to roll. Amy has more than 37 years of working experience. She is a game development OG, working in the industry since 1980. She used to work for Electronic Arts (nowadays, it’s one of the most powerful gaming companies with a high budget) as a game designer, as well as a character animator. Later, she switched to Crystal Dynamics where she worked as a scenarist and then became a producer. Because of her, we saw Legacy of Kain. Amy decided to leave the company to apply to Naughty Dog, one of the most popular studios that work on PlayStation games. She produced the Uncharted series and worked as a scenarist for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Now, she works at Visceral Games, creating a game based on the Star Wars series.

Jennifer Hale

Jennifer is not a game developer; she is a famous voice actress. Characters of World of Final Fantasy, Lego Marvel, and Sara Palmer from Halo: Guardians are alive because of her brilliant voice. An actress is called Meryl Strip of the world of gaming. Maybe you will find a game-developer or a famous actress on this Russian Dating Site?

Most Influential Women in the Gaming Industry

  • Alex
  • August 12, 2019