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Junior Girls in Games

Girls in Games is an immersive workshop that covers the basics of Game Art and Game Programming for aspirational game developers.

Girls in Games Junior Development Day is back on campus with a full day event with game design, game art, and game programming workshops.

The game development industry only has about a 30% representation of women. That’s something that Media Design School wants to change, and we believe the best way is to help build up those skills and interest, while providing a path forward to break into the industry with confidence.

Over the course of the day, you will be introduced to creating art assets for games in 2D or 3D. You’ll also create your own games by using a game engine and gain valuable insights from Media Design School’s Game Development faculty, so you can hone your skills to pursue your future studies with a strong foundation.

You will also hear from fellow women who are currently working in industry, able to share their experience and advice to you. Our keynote speaker for this years Junior Girls in Games is Sam Ramlu, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Method Digital, who was involved in creating the Playstation VR game ‘Wanderer VR‘!


Keynote Speaker:

Sam Ramlu – Founder – Method, Mad Carnival, Wanderer

Sam is a proven thought leader, storyteller and creative technology innovator. She has spent over 20 years finding awe-inspiring ways to bring stories and experiences to life, starting with digital and extending into exhibitions, games and emerging technologies.

She is passionate about authenticity, creating and producing experiences and stories that truly connect with audiences. Sam sees technology as a driver and enabler that allows storytellers to create experiences that are engaging, fun, awe-inspiring and immersive.

A vocal advocate for New Zealand’s digital talent, Sam is on a mission to foster greater collaboration within the tech and creative industries, to showcase local skills and creativity, connect innovators and storytellers of all kinds, and attract more international projects to New Zealand. She also cares deeply about creating pathways for new generations to enter the creative and tech industries.

Sam is co-founder of three studios. Method is an award-winning creative tech studio creating world class awe-inspiring experiences. Mad Carnival is a game studio making beautiful, fun and wholesome games for all ages. And Wanderer is an innovative Virtual Reality games studio, creator of an acclaimed adventure game of the same name that has set the VR world on fire.


Junior Girls in Games are for students in Years 9 & 10 that identify as female.



Sep 22
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Media Design School
10 Madden St Wynyard Quarter
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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