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Gaming graduates shortlisted for 'most influential' list

Most influential gaming graduates- NTI news story has revealed its Top 100 Women in Games, a list of the most influential women operating in all areas of the games industry, from development and publishing to media, retail and services.

More than 450 women were nominated for this year’s Top 100 Women in Games list, with three New Technology Institute graduates making the shortlist. These were Kalliopi Tsavari, Junior Gameplay Programmer (2017/18); Cissy Biri, Production Association: Animation (2015/16) and Jessica Harris, Junior VFX Artist (2014/15).

Zuby Ahmed, Associate Professor of Games Design, said: “Knowing that our celebrated graduates are part of the nominated list is a great achievement. It’s only a matter of time before these strong successful women are leaders in their own fields. I am really proud to be part of their journey so far.

“It’s fantastic to see that we at Gamer Camp work with some of the top 100 most influential women working in the UK games industry, to help give our students the best experience in games development. I applaud all of these successful, accomplished women."

Kalliopi currently works at nDreams, while Cissy and Jessica are employed at Rockstar North and Traveler's Tales respectively. commented that the judges were looking for nominees working within the games industry across the United Kingdom, “not just the big name stars, but anyone working behind the scenes and making a significant impact on video games and the people around them”.

Gamer Camp Graduates reunite (pictured left to right): 

  • Andy Stewart (completed Gamer Camp 2015-16)
  • Sean Humphries (completed Gamer Camp 2015-16)
  • Zuby Ahmed, Associate Professor of Games Design
  • Jessica Harris (at the back) (completed Gamer Camp 2014-15)
  • Cissy Biri (completed Gamer Camp 2015-16)
  • Chris Socratous (completed Gamer Camp 2015-16)
  • Kalliopi Tsavari (completed Gamer Camp 2017-18)

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