Congratulations to 2013’s Women In Games Scholarship Winners

Women in Games Scholarship Winners

Each year VFS awards an outstanding candidate the Women in Game Scholarship to the Game Design program, which sets them on the way to being next generation game designers. But this year, for the 5th Annual edition, there is a bit of a surprise — the candidates were so impressive that we awarded it to four of them!

Pictured above, from left to right are:  Janel Jolly of Canada, Jaymee Mak of Australia, Anna Prein from Russia and Nicha Jaijadesuk of Thailand.

Two winners will be arriving in April, and the other two will be arriving in June. All of the winners of the scholarship will be sharing their experience with everybody by way of blog posts to Arcade. You can read the posts of the current Women in Games Scholarship winner Kristina Soltvedt from Norway (who will graduate from VFS this June) here. Previous winners Shannon Lee of Canada, (now at BigPark Games), Annie Dickerson from USA, (currently at Grantoo), and Larissa Baptista from Brazil, (who won a Unity Award for best Student game and is currently with DeNa Studios) have graduated and are now making their mark in the games industry.

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Ashamed of being a gamer

Winner of Women In Games Scholarship 2012 Kristina

I was recently pointed in the direction of this article and I really loved the topic of it. It’s well-written, to the point, and it says something important about both gaming culture and those who are not part of it.

Please read and share: I Was Ashamed To Be A Gamer — I Don’t Feel That Way Anymore

I was ashamed to be a gamer

Hello from Women in Games Scholarship Winner Kristina Soltvedt!

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This is my first blog post in a while. I think the last time I had a blog I was about fifteen or so. And back then I was writing about how much I hated school, what a brat I was and how WoW was the best thing in the world. Things have changed a bit. School is pretty awesome and WoW is a faint memory. When you study game design at VFS you don’t really have time to play games. Oh the irony. I know.

Mystery Wow

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