Meet 10 SMARTies: IGEA’s 2023 game developer mentorship recipients

Ten up-and-coming creatives kick off the 4-month SMART program designed to hone their skills and immerse them in the Melbourne’s game development community.

Ten diverse and multi-talented young game creatives are currently being mentored, networked and professionally developed, as part of the 2023 SMART program.

Run by IGEA – the Interactive Games Entertainment Association, the peak industry body for games in Australia and New Zealand – the SMART program is designed to create career pathways, and support the growth of emerging talent and underrepresented peoples, within the Australian games industry.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk