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The Centre for Computing History
Rene Court, Coldhams Road, CB1 3EW Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Bad Influence! host Violet Berlin will be in conversation with the talented and prolific Brenda Romero (Wizardry & Jagged Alliance). Brenda will be talking about her life in gaming and will also be taking part in an audience Q&A session.
Brenda is an award winning game designer, artist and Fulbright scholar who entered the video game industry in 1981. As a designer, she has contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost Recon and Dungeons & Dragons franchises. Away from the machine, her analog series of six games, The Mechanic is the Message, has drawn national and international acclaim, particularly Train and Síochán Leat (The Irish Game) which is presently housed in the National Museum of Play.
In 2017, she was awarded the Development Legend award at the Develop conference in the UK. In 2015, she won the coveted Ambassador’s Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. In 2014, she received a Fulbright award to study Ireland’s game industry, academic and government policies. In 2013, she was named one of the top 10 game developers by Gamasutra.com
and Develop magazine listed her among the 25 people who changed games in 2013. Romero co-owns Romero Games.
We'll be open late after the talk for people to hang out and play some of the games that Brenda has worked on over the years.
There will be a licensed bar courtesy of Lord Conrad's Brewery and we'll also have a food vendor for the evening.
6pm till 10pm.
Spaces for this exclusive event are limited, so booking is required to ensure your place, although if you're lucky you *may* get in on the day. (tickets on the door will be £2 extra)