Leaving a career at Telstra behind, Emily pursued a career in games development in March 2015, undertaking an Advanced Diploma of Game Development (Game Design & Production) at AIE.
In April of the following year, Emily founded Women + NB Studying Games, an Australian based group for all non-male identifying individuals involved in the study of games, and their development. The group is open to prospective and current students, as well as recent graduates and educators – as are people interested in mentoring and providing assistance to those starting their journey into the world of games. W+NBSG follows the tenets of intersectional feminism, and strongly believes in providing a safe space, where people from marginalised backgrounds can find safety and security.
Late last year Emily received International Game Development Association scholarship to Melbourne International Games Week – an eye opening experience.
In January, Emily joined the Make Faces team as the Production Lead. In Ferbuary she began working on visual novel GRIMOIRE as Designer, Producer & Writer.
A month later she graduated from her degree and joined the WiDGET Board of Directors.
Emily was then accepted into Stugan 2018, a Swedish game development accelerator program.
Speaking to Develop Pacific, Emily said, “As someone who is still quite new to the Industry, I am incredibly humbled to have been nominated, let alone being given the honour of having my name placed on this list full of such incredible and inspiring people.”
“As my career progresses, I’m excited to pay the wisdom, kindness and love I’ve been shown forward to others in the Game Development community.”