Claire Barilla is another member of this list who is more than well known to readers of our site. In addition to her inclusion in this year’s Develop Pacific 30 Under Thirty, she featured in the 2016 MCV Pacific 30 Under Thirty List and has been in three successive Women In Games Lists, including 2017’s The Game Changers, which only featured 30 industry members.
Since we last spoke with Claire in August last year, she departed her role as Producer at Loveshack Entertainment, working on the FRAMED Collection, to joined Wrestler as a Games Producer on the WellTown Project for WREDA. It was of course announced last week that Claire has joined Joshua Boggs’ new studio, Studio Mayday as an Associate Producer – a founding member of staff.
Her work in the space, saw Claire recognised as a finalist in the Trailblazer – Development category, at last year’s Women In Games Awards presented by Xbox.
Claire has also continued her work as a Volunteer Co-ordinator for Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) and is currently a Conference Manager for Play by Play and is the Co-Director of the New Zealand Games Festival.
Speaking to Develop Pacific, Claire said, “It is always incredibly humbling to be included on Develop Pacific’s 30 Under 30 List! The people here are doing such incredible work and have so much potential, it feels surreal to be among them”