North East student named among world's best games developers

A Teesside University Computer Games Art student has been named as one of the world's top games developers

Ellie Dudley is listed in Devlop magazine's annual 30 under 30 round-up of the best young games devlopment talent
Ellie Dudley is listed in Devlop magazine's annual 30 under 30 round-up of the best young games devlopment talent

A North East student has been named as one of the world’s leading young computer games developers.

Ellie Dudley, 22, is listed in Develop magazine’s annual 30 under 30 – an influential round-up of the best young games development talent from around the world.

The final year Computer Games Art student at Teesside University is described as an “incredible artist” and is listed alongside other young developers from America, Europe and the UK.

She said: “I am so honoured to be included in the list alongside some truly inspirational people in the gaming industry.”

As part of her degree, Ellie undertook industry placement at Microsoft where she worked on titles. She made such a positive impression that she was hired by Microsoft’s Soho Productions to work as a Junior Artist before returning to her degree and it was her manager at Microsoft who put her forward for the list.

Gabrielle Kent, deputy head of Games Art and Design at Teesside, said: “Ellie is an incredibly gifted student who has an extremely bright future.”

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