Adrienne describes herself as ‘a bit stunned’ to be included in this year’s list of Breakthrough Brits just three years after deciding to work in games. Although she played a lot of video games as a child, she thought all the jobs were in Japan and America, and had begun looking for production assistant roles in film and television, before stumbling across a similar vacancy at small games company, ustwo Games. Adrienne gave a killer interview and got the job, becoming the first woman in the company.
In 2016 Adrienne began work on puzzle game Monument Valley 2, her first producer job. It was developed in secrecy and then announced and released on the same day in San Francisco, when suddenly the industry became aware of Adrienne’s work. She remembers it being a bizarre experience, being so clandestine about the project and then so open about it, but it was a huge breakthrough for Adrienne’s career.
Adrienne hopes to continue being the best producer she can be and also to move into games writing at the same time. She’s thrilled by the way games are now being recognised as a creative medium, telling a broader range of stories and is delighted to be part of an industry that keeps making such huge leaps forward.