Sheri Graner Ray

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Sheri Graner Ray has been making computer games since 1990. She has worked for such companies as Electronic Arts, Origin Systems, Sony Online Entertainment, and Cartoon Network, and has worked on such licenses as Star Wars Galaxies, Ultima, and Nancy Drew. She is author of the book, Gender Inclusive Game Design-Expanding the Market and is the computer game industry’s leading expert on the subject of gender and computer games.

The Hollywood Reporter named Ray one of the 100 most influential women in the video game industry in 2004.[1] In 2005 she received the International Game Developers Association Award for Community Contribution at the Game Developers Choice Awards for her work on women's interests in the video game industry.[2] She is currently serving as Executive Chair for Women In Games International; an organization she co-founded.

While she has worked as everything from a writer/designer to head of her own studio, her first love is game design and she describes herself as a “hard-core gamer.” She currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Tim, their four dogs and two cats.

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