Programme details

Lisa Blakie

Community Director, Runaway Play

Lisa (Ngāi Tahu and Waitaha, she/her) is an award winning Narrative Designer for Old Friends Dog Game and an upcoming title for Atawhai Interactive. She is also the Community Director for mobile free-to-play developer Runaway Play.

Lisa is also recipient of the 2020 Te Maunga Kai Kapua Teina award, 20Twenties young alumni awards and has served on the NZ Game Developers Association Board.

Lisa and her three colleagues were also grant recipients for the first round of CODE funding for their project Tōroa, based upon the Southern Royal Albatross, endemic to Otago Peninsula.

Panel: Dunedin as NZ’s gaming hub

Tuesday 2:40pm - 3:40pm, (Dunedin 1 Room)

Dunedin has a huge and unique opportunity to grow its reputation as a great gaming hub, with a strong community and excellent initiatives like the CODE – NZ’s Centre of Digital Excellence – based here. But how do we take this one step further?