Brenda Garno Brathwaite

Brenda Garno Brathwaite
COO and Game Designer

Brenda Garno Brathwaite is an award-winning game designer, artist, writer and creative director who entered the video game industry in 1981 at the age of 15. Brenda has worked with a variety of companies, including Atari, Sir-tech Software, Electronic Arts, Firaxis and numerous companies in the social media space. Before founding Loot Drop, Brathwaite served as Creative Director for two social media companies, Slide (acquired by Google) and Lolapps. She has worked on many Facebook games with DAUs in the millions including Ravenwood Fair, Critter Island, SuperPoke Pets!, SPP Ranch, Garden Life, Rock Riot and Top Fish.

Brenda served on the board of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and presently chairs the IGDA’s Women in Games Special Interest group. She also serves on the advisory board for the Smithsonian’s upcoming video game history exhibition and the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at the Strong Museum of Play.

She was named Woman of the Year by Charisma+2 Magazine in 2010 and also was a nominee in Microsoft’s 2010 Women in Games game design awards. In 2009, her game Train won the coveted Vanguard Award at IndieCade for “pushing the boundaries of game design and showing us what games can do.” She was named one of the top 20 most influential women in the game industry by in 2008 and of the 100 most influential women in the game industry by Next Generation magazine in 2007. Nerve magazine also called her one of the 50 artists, actors, authors, activists and icons who are making the world a more stimulating place.

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Brenda Garno Brathwaite es una diseñadora, artista, escritora y directora creativa de la industria de video juegos desde 1981. Brenda ha trabajado en una variedad de compañías tales como:  Atari, Sir-tech Software, Electronic Arts, Firaxis, entre otras. Ha trabajado en muchos juegos sociales en Facebook los cuales incluyen: Ravenwood Fair (2010), Critter Island, SuperPoke Pets!, SPP Ranch, Garden Life, Rock Riot y Top Fish.

Brenda es autore del libro Sex in video Games (2006), y co-autora de Challenges for game designers (2008), Breaking into the Game Industry: advice for a sucessful career from those who have done it (2011).

Ha participado y tiene créditos en los siguientes VideoJuegos: Jagged Alliance, Dungeons & Dragons: Heores (2003), Playboy: The Mansion (2005), Playboy: Private Party (2005), Wizardry 8 (2001), Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business (2000), Jagged Alliance 2 (1999), Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games (1996), Nemesis: The Wizardry Adventure (1996), Wizardry Gold (1996), Druid: Daemons of the Mind (1995), Jagged Alliance (1994), Realms of Arkania Vol. 2: Star Trail (1994), Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny (1992), Wizardry: Crusaders of the Dark Savant (1992), Freakin' Funky Fuzzballs (1990), Wizardry: Bane of the Cosmic Forge (1990), Wizardry IV: The Return of Werdna (1988), Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds - The Second Scenario (1987), Wizardry: Legacy of Llylgamyn - The Third Scenario (1986), Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (1981).


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