Mitu Khandaker is a videogames PhD researcher and an independent game developer, running her own company, The Tiniest Shark. Most recently, she’s been working on her game, Redshirt, a comedy sci-fi social networking simulator. Mitu was named one of Develop magazine’s “30 Under 30” most promising game developers in the U.K. in 2012, and provides freelance journalism for Gamasutra, Continue Magazine and other game industry publications. Mitu has been involved in “women in games” initiatives via her web site, “DearAda.com,” and talks at game industry conference on topics of gender issues in games.
Mitu offers this suggestion to women who are considering a career in games: “Definitely be vocal about your passion as much as possible. I’ve used social media for years to talk about my views on games. Doing that type of thing is important both in terms of building visibility, and building a sense of community for other people. Talk about your passion in games.”
Watch the full interview by David Smith at GDC that follows: