Elli Shapiro

Rocksteady Studios

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Elli Shapiro (she/her) is the Lead Player Programmer at Rocksteady Studios in London and a co-founder of Out Making Games. She cut her game development incisors at Sony, having written net code for several first party PlayStation titles before moving on to create PlayStation's innovative Social VR demo, exploring and showcasing the possibilities for communication and interaction in networked multiplayer VR. Following this she joined CCP Games London where she took a pivotal role growing out a new studio. 
She takes a keen interest in intuitive and accessible interaction systems, representation, inclusion and diversity, and remains passionate about all aspects of game development and the beautiful, emotional, personal, enriching and fun experiences that interactive technology can bring.

Elli Shapiro is speaking at the following session/s

LGBTQ+ Roundtable

An open and welcoming forum for LGBTQ+ games professionals and students to have frank conversations about the challenges they face. Let's celebrate the wins we've made over the last year and work together towards improving outcomes for the future.


  • We will be leveraging the experiences of the attendees to build takeaways such as... .
  • An understanding of the concerns of LGBTQ+ individuals working in the games industry Techniques shared from first hand experiences of celebrating diversity in workplaces
  • Tips and tricks for pushing for better in game representation from within the industry
  • Building a sense of community and optimism for the future!

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