First time at
GDC, thanks to
Howdy, I'm Mary!
I'm a Canadian game designer currently working as a
JR. Game Designer at The Beans Team!
Previously, I was a Sheridan Game Design student and
the VP of Social at the Sheridan Game Design society.
Prior to that, I completed a double degree in English and Film Studies at the University of Calgary, where I first started dabbling with interactive media!
As a designer, I value communication, collaboration, and prioritizing player engagement. I strive to create games, and moments, which have a lasting impact on playerbase.
My favorite games include The Beginner's Guide,
Stardew Valley, and Journey!
I've done a lot of public
presenting a faculty-wide postmortem on
Types of Romance and
sharing design advice
unique to game exhibitions!
As part of the Calgary Comic
Expo and Edmonton Expo's academic track, I've publicly presented analyses on subjects
such as the Terminator Franchise
and John Carpenter's
filmography using film theory!
I do my best to stay involved
with the community, whether
that includes exhibiting my
own games, going to game
jams, attending local game
events, or helping organize
I do other stuff too!
When I'm not working on games, catch me playing the kalimba, reading comics, binge-watching anything from the Golden Age of Hollywood, or crying about the price of live theatre B)
I'm always open to jamming or creating something new,
so feel free to shoot me a message!