Brianna Wu is head of development at Giant Spacekat, a prominent game development team in the industry with female leadership. She is also a well-known public speaker on issues affecting women in tech. She rose to be one of the most prominent women in game development in 2014 after being subjected to threats on her life from GamerGate.
Working in the game industry, Wu found herself frequently frustrated by what she described as the "boys club" mentality in games, which was much worse than any of the other industries she'd worked in. This was reflected in the tone of their first game Revolution 60, which featured an all-female cast of special operatives, in a game many describe as having strong feminist overtones. Revolution 60 shipped in July of 2014 to critically acclaimed reviews from Macworld, Kotaku, Gamebreaker, 148Apps, and others. A sequel is currently in the works.
Giant Spacekat is a game developer team based in the greater Boston metro area of Massachusetts. Currently working on Revolution 60, an interactive storytelling game featuring gorgeous animations using the Unreal engine, and gameplay that is accessible to the casual iOS user.