Alex’s career in gaming spans roles at PlayStation, Activision, Curve Digital and Media Molecule, working on some of gaming’s best-loved franchises including Uncharted, The Last of Us, Killzone, SingStar, Destiny and Dreams. Always keen to chat marketing and branding, Alex has given talks at conferences including GDC, Develop:Brighton and Pocket Gamer Connects. She is an Ambassador for SpecialEffect, a Limit Break mentor and was named in The Drum’s 50 Under 30 2018, and GamesIndustry.biz 100 2018 and 2019.
She now works for Penguin Random House where she is spearheading a partnership with Ukie and the National Literacy Trust to research the relationship between video games and children's literacy.
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Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
There really is a huge mix of people at Develop - loads of peers that you can learn from and the perfect blend of every element of game development as well.
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
It’s really nice to see some of the younger people in our studio come to Develop, interact with other people in the dev community and make new contacts. I think it’s really important to learn from other people.
Develop is a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
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