Developers

Indigenous people work on a range of games from commercial titles to indie hits in various roles. While some developers have contributed to games with an Indigenous focus, it’s also important to also acknowledge that Indigenous people have contributed to games of all kinds!

Some of the many Indigenous developers include:

Bri Alexander

Co-Founder of BLOOM

Designer & Writer: BLOOM

Weshoyot Alvitre

Darrick Glen Baxter

Founder of Ogoki Learning Systems:
Alien Bug Attack
Babaamosedaa Let’s Go for a Walk
Brokenhead Bingo
Elfs Defence
Rez Bomb
Spike Flyer
Spring Shoes Jump Better

Ashlee Bird

Jeanette M. Bushnell

Co-Designer:
Potlatch: A Game about Economics
Co-founder of The N.D.N. Players Research Group

Ashley Courchene

Programmer and Producer

Marcus deThouars

Co-Owner of Indigenous Reprap

Designer and Programmer:
Nationvaders

Dosh Doctor

Artist and Programmer

Miranda Due

Producer:
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
Expo Dubai Xplorer
Emoji Charades

Joseph Erb

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Co-Owner of Cherokee Robot:

Designer, Artist, and Animator:
Trickster

Sadekaronhes Esquivel

Artistic Lead/Character Concept Artist:
Hill Agency: PURITY&decay [forthcoming]

Artist:
Blacklight: Retribution
Blacklight: Tango Down
SAW
SAW II: Flesh & Blood, Rogue Warrior

Eleanore Falck

Chaska Hexe Fey

Carey J. Flack

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Associate Producer: BLOOM

Dallas Flett-Wapash

Red Haircrow

Christy Hanson

Community Manager, 7 Generation Games
Growing Math

Jesse Holt

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Audio Designer and Composer

formerly in-house at DoubleDown Interactive

GameHouse

Absolute Hero Games

Presence Labs

and more

Ishmael Hope

Josh Hughes

Designer

President of Add-A-Tudez Entertainment Company
Shattered Soul [forthcoming]
Burst! [forthcoming]

Trevor Hughes

Artist

Vice President of Add-A-Tudez Entertainment Company
Shattered Soul [forthcoming]
Burst! [forthcoming]

Cyndi Hughes

Production, Add-A-Tudez Entertainment Company
Shattered Soul [forthcoming]
Burst! [forthcoming]

Darian J

Julia Keren-Detar

Designer
Mushroom 11

Desmand King

Designer, BlackSky Design Studio
The Hunt for the Fallen, Redline
GGG

Kris Knigge

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Writer
When Rivers Were Trails

Localization
Devil May Cry 5
Yo-Kai Watch
Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I, II, and III
Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram
Steins;Gate: My Darling’s Embrace
and more

Voice Director
Adios Adios!

E. M. Knowles

Writer
Eight Souls of the Four Holds
Tau Station
When Rivers Were Trails

Casey Koyczan

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Artist and Developer
Wenazìi K’egoke/See Visions

Music and SFX
Thunderbird Strike

Tonia Laird

Writer/Narrative Designer
Dragon Age 2
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Everlove: Rose
Poster Girl

Outi Laiti

Elizabeth LaPensée

Keara Lightning

Writer and Designer
Mikiwam

Caeleigh Lightning

Artist
Mikiwam

Maize Longboat

Designer
Terra Nova

Darren Machalek

Owner of Metawe; Creative Director, Designer, Writer, and Developer

Daniel Kauwila Mahi

Designer and Programmer
Kawalakii

Arekatera Maihi

Cultural Advisor and Artist
Civilization VI

Manuel Marcano

Designer and Programmer
Treachery in Beatdown City

Programmer
BioShock
The Darkness
Max Payne 3

Christian Miller

Designer, Artist, Writer
Terminus Machina
Terminus Cyberstar
Neofeud 1
Neofeud 2 [forthcoming]

Elena Morillo

Producer
Batman: Arkham Knight
Tales From The Borderlands ep: 101-105
Game of Thrones ep: 101-106
Walking Dead Michonne ep: 101-103
Batman: The Telltale Series ep: 101-105
Minecraft: Story Mode Season 1 ep: 101-108
Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 ep: 201-204
Walking Dead: A New Frontier Season 3 ep: 301-305
Guardians of the Galaxy ep: 101-105
Batman: The Enemy Within Season 2 ep: 201-202
Walking Dead Season 1 (Xfinity Reboot)
Minecraft Season 1 ep: 101-105
Spyro the Dragon (Remaster)
Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage (Remaster)
Spyro: Year of the Dragon (Remaster)

Cheyenne Pualani Morrin

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Senior Game Writer
STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order
Batman Arkham Underworld
Lord of the Rings Online: Mordor
Wartide: Heroes of Atlantis
Puzzle & Glory

Renee Nejo

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Artist
Ever Jane
Blood Quantum [forthcoming]

Stéphane Nepton

VFX Artist
Star Wars
Game of Thrones
Far Cry 5
Gears of War 5
dead by daylite

Co-Founder of Uhu labos nomades

MoniGarr

Designer, Artist, Programmer
iAmMohawk
TalkMohawk
Kakwitene

Maru Nihoniho

Owner of Metia Interactive, Designer
Guardian Maia: Episode 1 and Episode 2
Maori Pa Wars: Indigenous Tower Defense

Josh Nilson

CEO, Co-Founder, East Side Games
Pot Farm
Pot Farm Grass Roots
Bud Fran Grass Roots
Dragon Up
Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money
The Goldbergs: Back to the 80s
It’s Always Sunny: Gang Goes Mobile

Assistant Producer
Relic –
Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts

Assistant Producer
Relic –
Warhammer 40K Dawn of War 2

Tara Ogaick

UI Artist, Behaviour Interactive

Whetu Paitai

Carl Petersen

Nathan Powless-Lynes

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Designer
Hold My Hand
Brawlygons
Swapbox

Ashley Reeves

QA Game Tester
Fortnite

Character Artist
Incarnation

John Romero

Designer and Programmer
Wolfenstein 3D
DOOM
Quake

James Sambrano

Writer for Onyx Path Publishing
Renegade Game Studios
Hunters Entertainment
Paradox Interactive

Wendi Sierra

Designer
A Strong Fire

Lauren Stone

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Writer
Clancy IP
Massive Entertainment: A Ubisoft Company
Rainbow Six: Siege
FarCry5
Eagle Flight
The Division
The Division 2
The Division 2
Warlords of New York
Watch Dogs Legion

Voice Actor
State of Decay

Dylan Stangel

Designer
Shadowrun

Shera Starr

Kahentawaks Tiewishaw

Loretta Todd

Jonathan Tomhave

Co-Designer
Potlatch: A Game about Economics

Co-Founder of The N.D.N. Players Research Group

Will Thompson

Co-Owner of Absurdist Productions, Designer
Mind Your Own Budget
MACBETH
The Detective: VErona
Mission Prime
The Detective: Bavaria
Advance U: The TALENT Machine
Deadly Distribution
Paper Trail
Potions!
VERITAS: The Deception Training Game
Functions of the Machine
Get a Life
Resilience: A Game of Climate Adaptation in the Upper Snake River Region

Jamie Tucker

Allen Turner

Designer and Programmer
Ehdrigohr
Stubbs the Zombie
Hail to the Chimp
Disney’s Guilty Party
Marvel XP

Naphtali Faulkner (Veselekov)

Designer, Artist, and Programmer
Umurangi Generation

Phoebe Watson

Designer
Innchanted

Ernest Webb

Designer
Spirits of Spring

Karin West Weekes

Narrative Editor
Dragon Age: Origins
DA II
DA: Inquisition
Mass Effect 2
ME 3
ME: Andromeda
Anthem
Star Wars: The Old Republic

Waylon Wilson

Designer, Programmer, and Artist
Ekwehe:we: The Real People
Nu:ya! Nu:ya! A Tuscarora Exploratory Game

Shandiin Yazzie Woodward

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