Lottie grew up playing games with her dad in the 1990s and remembers the moment she first saw Lara Croft on Tomb Raider. ‘As a kid it just felt different seeing a lady in the game, it made a really big impact on me,’ she says. It was only four years ago that she decided to make a career out of gaming, but Lottie is already a powerful advocate for women in the industry, both behind the scenes and on screen in her games. We’ve all moved on from Lara Croft, and she hopes to avoid the cliché of ‘strong and sexy’ female characters.
Lottie is co-founder of narrative studio Weather Factory, which released its first game CULTIST SIMULATOR in May. It surpassed Lottie’s expectations and has given her confidence to keep building the studio. She is now delighted to have the support of the BAFTA Breakthrough Brits scheme to help guide her through all the sides of the business she is still finding her feet in.
Having taken a while to decide to work in games, Lottie is thrilled to be part of an industry that spreads happiness and enjoyment, and an art form that offers a unique interactivity in comparison to novels and films.