Producer, Creat Studios
The lead designer for Zoo Tycoon 2 and
Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals, both
published by Microsoft in 2005, Linda Currie oversees production at her studio
Blue Fang Games. Aimed at a broad-based family market, Blue Fang Games is
dedicated to creating "compelling, emotionally engaging games focused on
the animal kingdom."
In a career that has spanned more than twenty-five years,
Currie herself has worked on at least fifteen commercial titles, and even
founded her own studio, Sirtech Cananda.
Though no longer active, Sirtech created many important titles, such as Jagged Alliance and Wizardry 8, which won Computer Gaming World's RPG of the Year award
Currie has worked on award-winning games, founded a studio
of her own, and continues to bring color and creativity to her games after
almost three decades.
time when strong female presences in the gaming industry were still rare,
Currie was branching out on her own and making her own games -- setting an
innovative example for women developments then and now.
What her peers say
Brenda: "Linda started in the game industry at
the ripe old age of 15, I think, and was actually part owner of a software
company at that time [Sirtech]. She and I worked together on many great series
including Wizardry and Jagged Alliance, and she continues as a
designer in the industry working at Blue Fang on the Zoo Tycoon series.
Linda's under a lot of people's radar, and
doesn't get nearly as much notice as she should, but she's a consistent
presence in the industry and a great inspiration for women who value smashing
the glass ceiling. (She smashed it and