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  • Ella Romanos, MD of Online and Mobile developer Remode Studios with Game Careers

    Ella Romanos, MD and co-owner of Remode, an interactive production and game development studio in the UK, talks to David Smith of Interactive Selection and Game Careers in Brighton. Remode create their own original games and also work with clients and partners to deliver interactive content across web, mobile and gaming platforms. Remode’s debut game, Mole Control, was released worldwide in 2010 across Steam and other PC download portals and was a finalist in the European Europrix Multimedia Awards. The game has subsequently been published at retail in North America by leading casual game publisher Mumbo Jumbo and is currently on sale in stores such as Amazon and Walmart. Client projects include an iPhone/iPad game for CITV’s show Tati’s Hotel, online games for TV shows such as Franklin & Bash and Top Chef, a training simulation for PADI and an online virtual world for kids. Ella grew up between Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the UK, and in 2008 received a 1st class honours from University of Plymouth’s Digital Art & Technology BSc. Having previously worked for London-based Specialmoves, her background is in programming and user-centred design, but she now spends most her time on business development, project management, strategy and sales! She was a finalist in the 2011 UK Women in Technology awards ‘Innovator of the Year’ category, speaks at international conferences such as MIPTV and Develop and has co-founded the South West’s first games conference, Extended Play.

    Her advice for job seekers looking to apply to smaller company like Remode: “I think the biggest difference between the bigger studios and small ones like us is that whilst you need to be good at something, you also need to have a broader skill set. So if you are an artist you may be best at modelling, but you probably also need to be able to do other stuff as well to pitch in on projects.” View the full clip here:

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