Gaming, perhaps more than any other industry, found itself under the microscope in 2015. Conversations abounded about whether the industry could successfully diversify and welcome women and minorities within its ranks.

Luckily, critics don’t need to look far for a leading example: U.K. gaming studio Media Molecule, led by Siobhan Reddy — a rare female studio director — is an example of what can be achieved when a range of voices contribute to a creative endeavour.

Reddy, 36, who grew up in Australia before moving to the U.K., is the head of a team that makes award-winning games that are a far cry visually and mechanically from your average post-apocalyptic epic or shoot ’em upLittleBigPlanet, one of the studio’s best known titles, allows players to build their own artistic worlds and share them with other players. Read more…

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For ‘LittleBigPlanet’ studio head Siobhan Reddy, diversity in gaming is the key to success