Ella Romanos

Ella Romanos

Fundamentally Games

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Ella began working in games in 2008, setting up her first game development studio as a graduate. Over the last decade Ella has founded three development studios, focusing on work for hire and development of own and licensed IP, with teams of up to 25 people. Since 2014, Ella has also been providing strategic support as a consultant to other developers and organisations. With her background in programming and user experience design, and her experience in production, fundraising and company strategy, Ella works with a broad variety of companies to assist with the development of games and the games industry. Ella regularly contributes to the UK games industry through her position on the UKIE board, regularly speaking at industry events and writing articles published by various games press. Over the last 5 years she has been awarded finalist in the ‘Innovator Of The Year’ category for Women In Technology Awards, named in Develop’s ‘Top 30 under 30’, been a finalist in the TIGA Awards Leadership category and twice listed in MCV's UK Top 100 Women in Games including as a finalist in the ‘Business Woman of the Year’ category.

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Ella Romanos is speaking at the following session/s

KEYNOTE: Supporting Indies and Creativity in Game Development

9:45am - 10:45am
Room 1

The video game industry thrives on the creativity of thousands of independent developers helping to push the medium forward. Join industry legends Shuhei Yoshida and Greg Rice as they reflect on their combined decades of experience supporting game developers large and small to make their best work.

What makes a good game? What challenges and common mistakes are seen in development? How can we help support and nurture creativity in game development? Let's discuss all this and more!

This fireside chat will be hosted by Ella Romanos from Fundamentally Games.

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