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Nicole Stark

Independent Game Developer

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Nicole Starks Nicole Stark started in the games industry as a Junior Animator on Sunny Garcia Surfing, a Playstation launch title. She was one of the first female developers employed in Australia, and is passionate about encouraging more girls to make and play games.

In 2011 Nicole, her husband Jason and their four daughters moved to a small Queensland coastal town and formed Disparity Games. Their first title, Run Fatty Run, reached number one in the Australian iOS charts, and is generally described as "weird but wonderful". They've also released NTLanguages - Anindilyakwa, an award winning bilingual literacy tool produced in collaboration with the community linguists of Groote Eylandt.

They are currently working on Ninja Pizza Girl, a game about bullying, self-esteem and parkour pizza delivery.

Talk: Ninja Pizza Girl: developing a game about bullying and self-esteem

Nicole talks about the challenges of developing games as a family and the evolution of Ninja Pizza Girl from a cute, funny platformer to a serious game about bullying and emotional resilience.

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