Womenize! – Inspiring Stories is our weekly series featuring inspirational women from games and tech. For this edition we talked to Marina Díez, CEO at 3ofCups Games. Read more about Marina in this interview:
Hi Marina! You are currently working with various different teams and studios all over the world (including your own company), is there anything they all have in common?

Hi! They don’t have anything inherently in common. However, they all have in common that they want to put more effort on including game design made from an emotional approach. Emotional game design is my specialty and it’s basically a way of making games, which is keeping the player in mind who is paying attention to the emotions we want to evoke in them during the experience.

What are your main duties as CEO & Creative Director at 3ofCups Games?

I wear many hats. At the moment, I would say that my main duty is to keep the team motivated, as well as keep finding interesting projects we can work on while I look for funding. I will need help soon but I like to think about myself as the person that gives vision to the company and makes it cohesive, if that makes sense.

Which community initiatives or events can you recommend for someone wanting to get started in the games industry?

Once COVID is over or gets better, I always recommend to people wanting to get into the industry or being better at networking to go to all the events they can – of course provided their health allows it. This helped me a lot to start getting to know communities not only in my own town but around the world.

In Europe, there are many events that are amazing for meeting great people. On the other hand, it’s also important to keep in mind that not everyone can afford travelling for events depending on where they live and other circumstances; that’s why I also think that it’s very important to keep working on improving online events so more people can have access to these opportunities!

Thank you for your time, Marina!

Marina’s links: 3ofCups Games on Twitter3ofCups Games on LinkedInMarina on LinkedIn

Womenize! – Inspiring Stories Feature by Sophie Brügmann