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Katy Smith's Blog


Katy M. Smith is a veteran game developer with experience ranging from AAA games to indie start-up and freelance work. Her credited titles include games in the Madden and NCAA Football franchises,  EGM's "Game of the Year" Space Miner (iPhone), BAFTA nominated Ninjatown (DS), and Book of Heroes (iPhone / Android).

Previous to joing the game industry, Katy worked as a mental health counselor and family therapist for adolescents in the juvenile justice system.

Her current interests include "games as a service", the psychology of play, and improving the QA / production process.  

You can find me on Twitter @KatyMSmith 


Katy Smith's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 12/17/2015 - 01:27]

Oh come on, you know ...

Oh come on, you know what I meant. People weren 't sitting around in 1908 debating if they wanted mashed potatoes or cocaine with dinner. r n r nFrankly, I find a lot of what you say to be at best unrelated to the linked content and at worst disingenuous. ...

Comment In: [News - 12/11/2015 - 12:18]

And they 're back TL ...

And they 're back TL DR version- they can continue to do business in NY through at least the end of the year until the appeal is heard r n r n /id/14344676/appeals-court-grants-stay-allowing-draftkings-fanduel-continue-operating-new-york

Comment In: [News - 11/30/2015 - 11:19]

Thanks a lot, Scout and ...

Thanks a lot, Scout and Violet... Time to renew that identity monitoring service. :-

Comment In: [Blog - 08/18/2015 - 01:13]

Not a marketing person, but ...

Not a marketing person, but I think he 's saying that developers can get too wrapped up in the features / development and don 't bother to think about how the game will fit in the market. If you 're making a first-person military shooter, what makes it standout from ...

Comment In: [News - 08/12/2015 - 02:21]

So many deaths caused by ...

So many deaths caused by rounding a corner into a new room and suddenly my controls turned 90 degrees : I still loved it, though.

Comment In: [Blog - 07/28/2015 - 04:49]

Thanks for the article I ...

Thanks for the article I love love love escape games and hope to one day have the space to make one myself :