Kate Edwards

CEO / CXO & Cofounder, Geogrify / SetJetters

Kate Edwards is an award-winning industry veteran and geographer, and the CEO of Geogrify, a consultancy which innovated game culturalization, and the CXO and Co-Founder of SetJetters. She is also the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association and the Global Game Jam.

Learn more about Geogrify at www.geogrify.com.

About Kate's sessions:

The Challenge of Cultural Representation in Games


This topic covers the task of world-building, and more specifically the critical process of generating in-game cultures – whether fictional or ones based on real-world counterparts. Most importantly, the talk introduces and addresses the concept of “allegorical distance” as a key tool to help game creators in this process.

Business Development In-depth Production