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Episode 10: Experimentation & Growth

Kirsty Rigden is the Development Director at FuturLab – an award-winning game studio based in Brighton.

Kirsty’s been with the company since 2010. But her career in the industry began back in her university days, when she got a summer job testing games for the BBC.

She went on to gain more experience, working as a tester for a mobile company called I-Play. Kirsty told me that this was in the days before the iPhone, and, as she put it, “before it was cool to make mobile phone games”.

From game tester, she then progressed to the role of junior games designer at that same company.

Kirsty then moved on to the position of Lead Designer at Cohort Games, before heading down to Brighton to work for Relentless, EA, and finally, to FuturLab.

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