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  • Chris G


Nickie has scored more accolades from her past year of work with Many Cats after being shortlisted for a Women in Games award in March.

Game Dev Heroes logo, white text on a striped colour background.

Nickie is shortlisted with some talented folk in the 'Community Hero' award at the Games Dev Heroes 2022. The awards received over 850 nominations in their fifth year and Nickie was lucky enough to be selected in the shortlist.

The Game Dev Heroes is about celebrating the people behind the scenes in the industry. Highlighting the unsung heroes working in the industry, the awards is reviewed by a panel of developers and professionals in the industry. Nickie will find out if she wins in July during Develop:Brighton.

Other nominees include:

  • Antonela Pounder (505 Games)

  • Helen Morris (Coatsink)

  • Ryan Styles (Disobey)

  • Joshua Brown (Futurlab)

  • Flo Burchill (Snap Finger Click)

  • Lauren May (Team17)

  • Jesse Raen-Saunders (Uplift Games)

The Awards stage with a banner in background showing Develop Star logo and sponsors Epic and Unreal. The stage is dark and uses a black platform.
The Develop Star stage

Additionally, she has made the shortlist of 'Tomorrow's Star' for the annual Develop Star Awards, hosted during Develop: Brighton in July. The Awards are described as "All about the game dev community celebrating the creative excellence of the game makers behind the best games of the previous 12 months".

Other nominees for Tomorrow's Star include:

  • Charmie Kim (Space Ape Games)

  • Hannah Rose Burdett (PlayStation Studios)

  • Josh Hale (FuturLab)

  • Liam Van Bastelaere (nDreams)

  • Myleah Lofland (Code Coven)

  • Paige Dolan (Secret Mode)

  • Sarah Dyer (Splash Damage)

Nickie, a white woman with glasses. She has a part shaved head with long hair on the right.

“I feel so honoured to be mentioned at award ceremonies such as these - as all I’ve ever wanted to do was bring more disabled representation to the industry. And I’m glad that people appreciate my work.” - Nickie

Many Cats is proud of the support and work Nickie has done over the past 12 months and hope she continues to make waves in the industry in her next role.

- Chris

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