Wren features in our Women In Games List for a second consecutive year.
Since we last spoke with Wren, she has continued to excel, and is currently spending two months in the woods of Bjursås, Sweden as one of six ANZ developers invited to Stugan 2018. She is using the time to further concentrate on her debut title, Unpacking – which she is developing with her partner, Tim Dawson.
Wren joined Well Placed Cactus in March last year as a senior artist at , before training and working as a Producer at the studio. After departing the studio in November, Wren recommenced work as a freelance artist alongside the development of Unpacking.
Outside of her 9-to-5 responsibilities, Wren continues to shine speaking at three panels at GX Australia 2017: Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger: Self-Care Tips For Diverse Peeps, Developing While Disabled, and Warrior Women: Digital Dames Done Justice. Additionally she gave a UI talk at Game Development Brisbane and GCAP 2017, titled The UI Artist’s Survival Kit and spoke on a PAX Australia 2017 panel on breaking into the games industry directed at women, presented by #SheMakesGames.
She also mentored at the Sunshine Coast Game Jam, joining the program by invitation of the University of the Sunshine Coast, served for a second time as a judge for the Australian Game Developer Awards and showcased Unpacking at the “Gayming Night” at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the MELT festival.
Speaking to Develop Pacific, Wren said, “I am very excited to be on this list among all these amazing women! I’m glad to have so many of them in my life. I’ve never felt more at home in any community before.”