Staff Introduction: Kirsty

Who Am I?

Hey Guys,

My name is Kirsty, and I’m the Media and Marketing Manager for Kenomica Productions. I’ve been working here for a year now and I realise I’ve not really introduced myself to you yet.

What Do I Do?

As the Media and Marketing Manager, it’s my job to talk and listen to the community through social media and email communications about the work we do here at Kenomica Productions. This ranges from the company itself and any projects we have lined up for you to enjoy. Its my job to listen if there are things you like, don’t like, or would like to see come from us. Any correspondence I have with you guys will be addressed in our weekly team meetings; whether good or bad, and appropriate actions will be discussed and taken.

It’s my job to hear from you, and I’ll be here to listen.

What Got Me in to Video Games?

As a kid, I'd owned a second hand Sega Master System and a Mega Drive which were handed down to me from an older cousin. I'd played games like Tomb Raider and Crash Bandicoot, on the PS1 when I'd visited friends and family who owned one, but I'd never seriously sat down and played a game from start to finish. 

Ten years ago when I got into a relationship with Kirt, he explained to me his hopes and dreams of being a video game developer. Having known nothing about the industry, I asked if he would show me a video game. From there, he would play games for me and I would watch. It was fun. At the time I was studying Film production at college, which meant at that time, I enjoyed games from a narrative perspective; rather than from a gameplay standpoint. 

Kirt started introducing me to more and more video games, one in particular was The Lord of the Rings Online. Knowing I had a love for the movies and the books, he had reccomended I try to play the MMO myself shortly after it's first expansion release. At the time I owned a mac, so Kirt built my first PC using some of his old, unused parts just so I could try and play a game with him. This led to me trying to play more video games myself, rather than relying on him to play them for me. 

Over time, I began to watch Kirt work on his own projects for College and University, asking questions keenly trying to understand his work. I learnt basic things like what normal maps were, and how they were used effectively. I was immensley interested and supportive of his career path, and wanted more than anything to see him acheive his goal. 

What About the Future:

I hope I get to work for Kenomica Productions for the longest time. I'm immensley proud of everything Kirt has done within the last ten years, from studying hard, to creating Kenomica Productions, and I cna't wait to see what the future brings.

Looking forward to hearing from you all.

- Kirsty