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Celebrating the Women of PLITCH

  • from PLITCH
  • 28.08.2023

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we asked the women of PLITCH and MegaDev about their experiences in the gaming industry, the challenges they face every day, their favorite games, and more!

IronJulia, Content Creator

What reactions do you get when you talk about your job/the industry you work in?

“Playing games isn’t work.”

What’s the most challenging thing about your job? 

Some things are very difficult to plan ahead and you often have to do tasks very spontaneously and very quickly because something relevant is happening at that very moment that needs to be communicated to the outside world as quickly as possible. You also have to keep a certain distance between social media and yourself, which is sometimes a bit difficult. 

What’s your favorite game? 

Since I’ve played a lot of games, it’s hard to name just one. In terms of multiplayer, it would probably be Counter Strike Global Offensive. Over the years, after almost 10,000 hours of play, I may have developed a slight addiction. Otherwise, for consoles, The Last of Us is the best game for me.

But if I had to choose one game over all, it would still be To The Moon. A small indie game that tells a breathtaking story. But I can go on forever and list other games like Life is Strange, Dishonored, Monster Hunter, Rocket League, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and so on.

JJ39, Software Developer

What do you love about your job?

It never gets boring, even if the same game is patched more than once, there can always be a new challenge.

What are your favorite games?

Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy XV, Scarlet Nexus, House Flipper, Life is Strange (part 1 & Before the Storm, I haven’t had time for the other two yet), Sonic (on the Sega Megadrive), Pokemon (Red, Blue and Gold editions).

Uma, Fullstack Developer

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I love that I have a great deal of control and freedom in my job. I work full-time with a flexible schedule, both in and out of the office, and my boss trusts me to deliver quality work and results. I work hard to maintain that level of trust, which keeps me engaged and excited. And I especially enjoy working with my team, everyone is very supportive and cooperative.

What’s the most challenging thing about your job?

I’m a working woman and a mother, and sometimes it’s hard to perform both of those roles at the highest level, and I forget to take some time for myself.

What kind of reactions do you get when you talk about your job/the industry you work in? 

When I tell people or friends about our company, their reaction is always “WHAAAT?” Everyone’s always surprised that there is a company that makes cheats for games.

What’s your favorite game?

BLOONS TD 6. I’m in love with this game.

Christina, HR Manager

What are the challenges in your job?

Not losing sight of humanity. It is very important to me that we are not just a number on a pay slip, but colleagues. This sometimes makes it difficult to find the right candidate for an advertised position, as he or she must not only have the right qualifications, but also fit into the team on a personal level. Nevertheless, a professional distance must of course also be maintained. This balancing act between closeness and distance is also one of the challenges.

What are your favorite games?

I used to be quite infatuated with Sims and must have had every expansion right after it was released. I also loved playing Super Mario on the N64 with my brother. Today, I’m very happy when a console is conjured up at a friend’s party and we play Mario Kart, and even though I’m terrible at it, we have a blast every time. 

Alexandra, Content Creator

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Being able to be creative – I love writing and translating. I’m responsible for the blogs and the Tips & Tricks articles, and I enjoy coming up with new topics and reading and writing about games all day long.

What kind of reactions do you get when you talk about your job/the industry you work in? 

Most people don’t really understand what we do, I think my grandpa still doesn’t get it. Sometimes I don’t get positive reactions because some people still have a negative attitude toward cheats. But my friends and parents are happy that I can do something I enjoy.

What’s your favorite game?

I love chill games like Pokémon, Animal Crossing, or Grow – Song of the Evertree. But I guess I have to say League of Legends. I just can’t stop playing it, it’s a love-hate relationship :D.

Nadja, Junior UI / UX Designer

What reactions do you get when you tell people about your job/the industry you work in? 

The first reaction is always very surprised, when you consider that I’m not particularly into gaming, but then the second reaction is usually excitement and interest.

What are your favorite games? 

Animal Crossing and any kind of Mario games. 

Belinda, Director Controlling

What was your first gaming experience? 

I think it was around 1990 that I got a Gameboy for Christmas. It was the very first one in black and white that you sat on the windowsill to play with, because the display was so dark that you couldn’t see anything else 😉

What’s the most challenging thing about your job?

The same thing I love about it: that I am always faced with tasks that I have never done before. A job without challenges would quickly become too boring for me. I enjoy working on things even if they seem too complex or difficult at first glance. The personal satisfaction is all the greater when you have mastered the new challenge and know how to deal with it the next time.

What’s it like being the head of finance?

The finance sector is generally regarded as dry and boring. It helps that I at least work in an exciting industry. That’s why conversations about my job always quickly move away from what I do and towards what the company itself does and what exactly our product is. But I’m also happy to talk about that, I’m very proud of how the company has grown over the last few years and the development we’ve made!

Elisa, Office Manager

What’s the most challenging thing about your job?

The challenges are mainly multitasking and bringing structure to seemingly endless to-do lists, making them more manageable and ensuring a smooth process with successful completion.

What’s your favorite aspect of working at MegaDev?

I especially like organizing and structuring and making life easier for myself and everyone else.

Happy International Women’s Day!