In partnership with Robert Gordon University and Oracle Academy, BAFTA Scotland will present a keynote with Brenda Romero, award-winning game designer, Fulbright scholar, entrepreneur, artist, writer, and creative director who entered the games industry in 1981.
As a designer, she has worked on 47 games and contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series, titles in the Def Jam franchise and the BAFTA-winning Ghost Recon and Dungeons & Dragons series. In 2013, she was named one of the top 10 game developers by Gamasutra.com and Develop magazine listed her among the 25 people who changed games in that year. In 2014, she received a Fulbright award to study Ireland’s game industry, academic and government policies. In 2015, she won the coveted Ambassador’s Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. This year, she will be awarded the 2017 Development Legend at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards.
Romero co-owns Romero Games based in Galway and is Program Director at the University of Limerick MSc in Game Design & Development.
Brenda Romero will be presented with the Special Award at the British Academy Games Awards on Thursday 6 April 2017, in recognition of her creative contribution to the industry.