Nominees for 2010 Microsoft Women in Gaming Awards
March 9, 2010 09:16 PM

Microsoft Women in Gaming and IGDA Women in Games today announced the twenty nominees for the second annual Microsoft Women in Gaming Awards to be presented later this week at GDC.

On Friday, March 12, the following twenty women will receive acknowledgment for their contributions in the games industry as nominees for the Microsoft Women in Gaming Awards:

Nominees for Top Woman in Art include

  • Amy Beth Christianson, Principal Artist at LucasArts
  • Bronwen Grimes, Tech Artist for Valve
  • Patricia Kullusch, Development Director at EA
  • Andrea Wickland, Game Artist at Valve

Nominees for Top Woman in Design include

  • Brenda Brathwaite, Creative Director at Slide
  • Jenna Chalmers, Creative Director for Zynga
  • Robin Hunicke, Game Designer for thatgamecompany
  • Kim Swift, Game Designer at Valve

Nominees for Top Woman in Engineering include

  • Nicola Bhalerao, Senior Software Engineer at Rare
  • Rima Brek, Software Project Lead for Ubisoft
  • Christina Ann Coffin, PS3 Lead Programmer for Ubisoft
  • Corrinne Yu, Principal Engine Programmer at Microsoft Game Studios

Nominees for Top Woman in Production include

  • Megan Gaiser, President/CEO at Her Interactive
  • Holly Hirzel, Lead Producer for Microsoft Game Studios
  • Jade Raymond, Producer for Ubisoft
  • Louise Murray Copley, Head of Fable at Lionhead Studios

Nominees for Lifetime Achievement Award include

  • Mary Bihr, Vice President of Global Publishing at LucasArts
  • Amy Hennig, Creative Director for Naughty Dog
  • Lucy Bradshaw, Vice President of Production and Development at Maxis
  • Sheri Graner Ray, Senior Game Designer for Schell Games

One award will be presented in each of five categories. Final judging for the awards was provided by sixteen members of the global women in games community, primarily members of the IGDA Women in Games advisory board. Final awards winners will be announced after March 15, 2010.

On behalf of the entire games community, IGDA Women in Games congratulates the nominees of this year's Microsoft Women in Gaming Awards!

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