Keynote Speakers

Brenda Romero

Brenda Romero is an award-winning game designer, Fulbright scholar, entrepreneur, artist, writer and creative director who entered the video game industry in 1981. Brenda has worked with a variety of digital game companies as a game designer, creative director or consultant, including Atari, Sir-tech Software, Electronic Arts and numerous companies in the social and mobile space. From 2016-2019 she was the Program Director of the MSc in Game Design & Development at Limerick University. She is currently co-founder and CEO of independent game developer at Romero Games, Ltd in Galway, Ireland. Brenda has extensive experience in PC, console and casual gaming.

Hartmut Koenitz

Hartmut Koenitz is a professor at Södertörn University and a specialist in interactive digital narratives and video games. He considers these mediums as dynamic systems capable of representing and enabling critical perspectives on complex topics.