Thirty years ago, video games were considered low entertainment. The industry was gated primarily by rare technical expertise, and nerds with skills in storytelling, parody, experience design, and guest transformation weren’t plentiful. Since that time the industry & market have matured, game development tools have become widespread and easy to use, and the first generation of digital natives has joined the ranks of game developers. Modern game developers find ourselves called to reflect and effect — and create — culture, and that means our mission must change. We must enrich our culture in positive ways, invite & incubate a diverse talent pool to join us in this fascinating work, and prepare them for the reality that someday, they will change it entirely.
In her role as VP of Design at Schell Games, Harley draws on her 20+ years of game development experience to mentor, manage, cultivate design culture, and collaborate freely with clients and Schell Gamers to envision exciting, pioneering experiences for players or guests. For more information on her work at Schell Games click here.