Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie, Founder & Director
Playup Perth’s bosslady, Kate is an award-winning AR/MR game designer, keynote speaker & TEDx alum, educator, tech columnist & researcher. Her favourite video games include Katamari Damacy, Super Mario 3 and an awesome live action mental health game called yoga.
Nick Ballantyne, Lead Writer and Social Media Cowboy
Nick lives in that part of Perth where there’s nothing to do. You know, that barren hilly area with no identifying features and no internet? Yeah, that part. To compensate, he plays games, writes chiptunes, makes videos, and pokes fun at hentai because he can’t take anything seriously. He is also the Managing Editor at GameCloud.
Donna is the State Delivery Manager at Readify and volunteers as the Events Manager for Women in Technology WA and NodeGirls Perth. In her spare time she plays the violin and is working on a tech startup. Her favourite game is Tekken & she enjoys anything with zombies 🙂
Ceri Hutton, Business Development Manager
Ceri has done quite a few gaming events across the years in his role of Founder and Director at AFK Events and now joins us our Business Development Manager Role.
If you let him he will talk your ear off about his favourite indie games or his favourite Firefly episode
but most of the time you see him he’ll be making sure our local talent is being looked after.
Helen Kwok, Creative Chameleon and Website Wizard
Although a digital/multimedia designer by day, Helen likes to spend her time outside of work exploring all things creative. She’s delved into animation, film, music visualisations, e-learning, interactive storytelling, creative advertising and now games. A point-and-click adventure gamer for many years, her dream is to develop her very own adventure game. She’s always down for some creative collaboration work or just experimenting with cool ideas.
Helen’s designed the Playup Perth website.
Sofie Mather, Wearer of Many Hats
Recently nominated for the 2016 MCV Pacific 30 Under Thirty awards, Sofie works alongside Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie to run the Level One coworking space for game developers in Perth. She runs the venue, website, assists developers on-site, and showcases local game-makers with her “Dev of the Day” features. She also works at Stirfire Studios as their Community Manager.