MEET THE ORIGINAL ENSEMBLE
Chella is a freelance journalist writing for Gamesindustry.com and the Guardian online and a speaker on diversity and storytelling – having written fiction she is now working on her own games, Before I Forget and Windrush Tales.
Des has worked with LEGO Media, EA and Square Enix with his credits including hit games FIFA, Just Cause 3 and the BAFTA winning Life is Strange, before forming his own micro studio, Altered Gene.
Jade has composed the soundtracks for numerous indie games including Dragon Fin Soup, Hungry Whispers and Black = White, and is Events/Commuity Manager at BAME in Games.
Jodie began as an Animator at Kuju and Rebellion before joining Creative Assembly, where she has lead the team working on the Total War franchise since 2015.
Meg was the narrative designer for the critically claimed 80 Days and has written for major titles including Horizon Zero Dawn and indie hits Sunless Sea. She is currently working on two unannounced titles and consulting on narrative design, diversity and inclusion.
Moo worked on the Ratchet and Clank series at Insomniac Games and LittleBigPlanet at Media Molecule before founding BitMinion, Mugathur, and now Foam Sword, creating Knights and Bikes.
Nadir is a self-taught programmer who recently took the leap to working full time making games. He is currently working on his first VR title, Beyond Type 1: 2150.
After his first job at Ubisoft Reflections, Wei completed an internship at Framestore where he worked on the Oscar- and Bafta-winning film Gravity. His credits include Batman Arkham VR, Destiny 2 and Battlefield 3.
WHERE TO SEE IT
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Sharna Jackson is Artistic Director at Site Gallery, Sheffield. She has a wealth of experience in digital initiatives within arts and culture, and has held roles at Tate, Design Museum, The Broad in LA and the Royal Collection Trust and consulted for National Maritime Museum, Museum of Childhood, V&A and Science Museum.
She is a trustee at Sheffield Doc Fest, New Writing North and Upswing, and a non-exec director at Bright Little Labs.
The Ensemble Steering Group guide the exhibition’s content and ethos. These include Jackson, representatives from the 2018 Ensemble, plus (clockwise from top left): Adrian Hon (Six to Start), Anisa Sanusi (Hutch Games), Nainita Desai (leading UK composer for BBC, HBO, ITV and more), Nahrein Kemp (Film London), Dr Mitu Khandaker (Spirit AI, NYU Game Center) and Kish Hirani (BAME in Games, formerly Sony).