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Once, after choking on a piece of food, Jen had to ride in an ambulance because they didn’t know if the food had fallen into her lungs or not. To stay calm, she asked the EMT to playtest a game she was working on. 

Jennifer Allaway is a Game Designer, Writer, and Academic currently living in Silicon Valley, CA. She broke into the game industry with her landmark research on the prevalence of sexism in the game industry and it’s impact on game content. Since then, she’s done contract work on several successful indie games, including 2064: Read Only Memories and Shardlight. An MFA of Game Design and Game Criticism from the NYU Game Center, Allaway is additionally an accomplished speaker who as been a guest at GDC, PAX Dev, PAX Prime, Indie Game Con, ECGC, and several universities across the country. She currently works as a Junior Game Writer at Pixelberry Studios, where she excitedly collaborates on the next chapter for her current book assignment for their landmark app, Choices: Stories You Play.

To contact her, send her a public message on twitter @AllawayJ. If you would like to email, follow and wait for a DM.