Robin Hunicke is a game designer and producer, with a background in fine art, computer science and applied game studies. Her titles include the award-winning PSN downloadable title, Journey, Steven Spielberg’s Boom Blox series for the Nintendo Wii, MySims, and The Sims 2. In the fall of 2012, she co-founded Funomena, an independent game development studio in San Francisco, where she is collaborating on a new game with the artist and designer Keita Takahashi.
Recognized as an influential Woman in Games, Robin is an evangelist for diversity of thought and participation in game design and game culture. She promotes the MDA approach to game design, co-organizes the annual Experimental Gameplay Workshop, has chaired the IndieCade Festival of independent games. A firm believer in the power of games to create new experiences and feelings, Robin lectures extensively on how designers can create novel, experimental, and playful interactive experiences.