Lisy Kane is the producer at Melbourne based indie game studio League of Geeks, known for their 2015 title Armello. As well as this she is the co-founder of social enterprise startup, Girl Geek Academy. She was recently named one of 2016’s Forbes 30 Under 30 for the games category.

Name: Lisy Kane
Vocation: Producer
Years of experience: 3
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Shipped Game Titles:
Armello (2015), Push Me, Pull You on PS4 and Steam (2015), Hand of Fate (2015)

1. What are you currently reading and/or playing? 
I’m currently playing Dota 2, the latest Diablo 3 patch, WoW as well as playing through the Last of Us for the first time!

2. First time you knew you wanted to work in games was…?
Playing through Mass Effect for the first time and was looking to change my degree. This is when I realised you could STUDY game design!

3. What was your favorite mistake?
Not getting a job with AAA studio after 6 months of interviews. While at the time it felt like a big failure, it meant I landed a job with the incredible indie studio I’m working at today, League of Geeks!

4. What was your favorite success?
Showcasing Armello at PAX East in 2015 and flying home to be back in the studio in time for our launch on September 1st and not sleeping for 3 days! It was one of the most stressful and rewarding experiences.

5. What’s the best advice you ever got?
Stop saying that you’re lucky; your successes are because of hard work and passion.

6. Share one thing few know about you.
I’ve played in bands for years and have released multiple recordings – for the longest time I wanted to make a living being in a touring band.

7. What’s one thing or trend you’re most excited about in the industry?
eSports! I’m excited to see more women get involved with this huge movement. Wanna play Dota? Talk to me!

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