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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: [News - 06/29/2015 - 05:43]

The fact that it 's ...

The fact that it 's a known IP from a huge developer who just announced a AAA sequel in the same franchise didn 't hurt, either

Comment In: [Blog - 06/17/2015 - 06:36]

First, don 't beat yourself ...

First, don 't beat yourself up too much about the man -ness of the main character. You thought about it, and I think that 's all most reasonable people want. There isn 't anything wrong with allowing your abstract character to be Reproduction Man. Plus, you made him pink so, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/12/2015 - 03:03]

It drives me nuts when ...

It drives me nuts when the solution to adding female-appealing characters is to shrink it or pink it . I 'm all for having abstract characters, but the point that is being missed here is that you say create an abstract character and then modify it to make it a ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/26/2015 - 03:41]

Nice : I love fitness ...

Nice : I love fitness gamification r n r nHave you checked out anything by Six to Start Zombies, Run, The Walk, Step Buy Step, Superhero Workout They do a really good job gamifying fitness in ways I haven 't seen other do yet.

Comment In: [Blog - 03/27/2014 - 08:27]

Did you read the article ...

Did you read the article It 's about institutionalized discrimination and how it 's not as easy as what you are saying. If you can 't even get to the test, you can 't pass it.

Comment In: [News - 12/15/2014 - 12:26]

WHAT This is amazing I ...

WHAT This is amazing I m not going to GDC this year, but will definitely use it in the future. :