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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 - 11/19/2014 - 03:25]

It 's not really a ...

It 's not really a fair comparison. Downloading a F2P game is more similar to downloading a demo. I 'd be interested to see conversion rates of demos to full games. There 's a lot of people who download F2P games with no intention of playing it helping a friend, ...

Comment In: [News - 11/17/2014 - 05:56]

@Brian r n r nHuh ...

@Brian r n r nHuh I 'm not sure I said anything to that point. Great games come from many different places. Some AAA companies, some from large indies, some from small teams and some from solo developers. I 've also seen really bad games come from all different team ...

Comment In: [News - 11/13/2014 - 12:37]

It seems like most of ...

It seems like most of those bugs probably stem from the same engine issue. I do not envy the team trying to fix it :-

Comment In: [News - 11/13/2014 - 08:36]

Woah, settle down kids Yes, ...

Woah, settle down kids Yes, I can do math. I also just bought a book that 's 1200 pages for 5 dollars. I don 't expect each level to be equal to 0.004 since that 's what I 'm paying per page, either. r n r nAs a mobile developer, ...

Comment In: [News - 10/23/2014 - 03:42]

So by eliminating all of ...

So by eliminating all of the straight white cis male candidates, they had no one who could qualify for a merit based scholarship and then they spun a wheel and awarded the first names that came up

Comment In: [News - 10/06/2014 - 07:10]

To be fair, this is ...

To be fair, this is the same company that said it would take 8,000 animation changes to add a woman playable character