Since women are famously underrepresented in the game industry (or so it seems, from the scarcity of ladies doing media about making games), it’s always a treat to read an interview with a woman who plays a big role in a creative capacity.
It’s an even bigger treat if the producer/programmer/artist in question works at Double Fine – the developer behind the amazing Psychonauts and last year’s rawk’n epic Brutal Legend. But that’s exactly what we’re getting in GirlGamer’s awesome interview with Tasha Harris, project Lead for Double Fine’s upcoming Halloween-themed downloadable game Costume Quest.
It’s a great, quick read, made all the more delightful by Tasha’s quirky, nerdy, downright awesome persona.
From the piece:
And of course, they get to the hard-hitting questions as well, asking what Tasha’s coolest (and lamest) Halloween costumes were as a kid:
And if that’s not awesome enough, Harris also draws/writes a regular comic strip about her life as an animator/designer/geek.
As a big fan of the studio and their incredibly creative, often hilarious projects – and a lover of all things Halloween, I’m waiting for Costume Quest with bated breath. Just thinking about it makes me want to rip through Brutal Legend all over again.