ActorLeader Looi is a queer 3rd gen British-born Malaysian Singaporean Hong-Kong Chinese vocal artist and actor based in Japan and the UK. Looi has voiced in several video games and rap songs in Japanese and English since 2020. Recent roles in video games released in 2023 include Violet Williams (English) in VIDEOVERSE, Hope Itawa (Japanese & English voice)in Concluse 2 , and Akagi (Japanese) in Victory Belles. As a bilingual Japanese and English speaker, translator, and former Kikokushijo (Japanese returnee) cram school teacher, Looi feels very strongly about authentic representation of Japanese language and culture in Western voice over. Looi is a mentor for 2nd generation plus bilingual Japanese voice actors honing their careers in video games and various character work.
CEO/Founder at Koolgen Interactives
Koolgen Interactives has gained recognition for its exceptional games, including the nomination for “Upcoming Game of the Year (Indie)” at the GEM Awards 2022 for their game “Tridasha”. Raunak’s earlier game, “7 DOORS OF WISDOM,” also received a nomination for “Best Upcoming Game of the Year” at the IGDC 2018 and received positive reviews from the CHI-PLAY 2018 Chairs.
Apart from his role at Koolgen Interactives, Raunak is a well-known inspirational speaker and guest lecturer, having delivered several talks at various colleges. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experiences with aspiring game developers and entrepreneurs.
Director of Leroy London
Simone Haynes is a London based writer, director and producer, whose vision centres around diverse, magical children’s characters; looking at the smaller stories that reveal big ideas. She discovered a passion for writing after leaving a 10-year career in corporate banking. Her award-winning short film directorial debut, Leroy London, is an adaptation of her children’s comic book series, using a unique blend of live action, animation and CGI.
Simone is currently writing her eighth book, whilst teaching children how to be the superheroes of their own stories in comic book workshops.
Supervising Sound Editor at Sweet Justice
Tom Jaine is a Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer from the UK. He was working in LA while he worked on Star Wars: Jedi: Survivor, where he mainly worked on all of the cinematic audio but also didlots of interactive work with Levels, Cal, UI and Enemies. He’s worked in multiple companies over the years ranging from specialists in Car recording and implementation, to AAA and now Game Cinematics and Trailers.
Studio Admin + Creative Producer at BetaJesterBecky is the Studio Administrator and Creative Producer at games studio BetaJester, and the Co-Founder and Producer at her own games studio Fat Familiar. Additionally, she is the Podcast Producer at Game Dev London and a Women In Games Ambassador. She loves the games industry, and is determined to help make it a better place for those from currently underrepresented communities.
Creative Director at maymada | Content CreatorTazziii is an enthusiastic content creator driven by her love for gaming. She is known for her work as Creative Director of the British creative brand mayamada, where she works on video game events, podcasts, and engagement projects. Currently, she is part of the organising team for the Do I Look Like a Gamer campaign by mayamada.
Syed Assad Bokhari
CTO, Audio Director @ Arrogant Pixel | Lecturer @ UWL
Assad is currently an Audio Director and Games Developer at London based independent video games company, Arrogant Pixel. He is also a lecturer at the University of West London where he covers technical modules. With over 10 years of experience working on video games, boards games and web services.
Lauren is an award winning diversity campaigner in the games industry and the Program Coordinator for Limit Break. Lauren is responsible for overseeing the program and making sure Limit Break’s messaging is heard clear throughout the team. Lauren has a deep passion for elevating the voices in the games industry and is excited to be joining this year’s Limit Break Mentorship Committee offering her years of experience in content creation and journalism. Lauren is MCV’s 2023 Games Campaigner and was featured on GI.Biz’s Top 100 Game Changers and her voice has been featured through notable networks including BBC, iTV, and GinxTV.
CEOYao has 5 years of domain knowledge in creative tech. Presently, she is leading a team of passionate game developers in the creation of her first game. Yao joined Creative UK accelerator program from 2022 Sep to 2023 Mar. One of the most remarkable achievements of her career was being invited to speak at SXSW UK House in 2022, where she shared her groundbreaking innovation in web 3 data infrastructure.
Writer at Clockwork WatchYomi Ayeni is an award winning Transmedia creator, producer, filmmaker, and storyteller. His current project – Clockwork Watch is a retro-futurist Steampunk / Victoriana story told across graphic novels, interactive theatre, online, and film. The story has so far spawned three tangential threads, immersive live events, exhibitions at the Royal Observatory, Scottsdale Civic Library (Arizona), National Maritime Museum, The Asylum in Lincoln, and a fictional online newspaper. He is one of a few writers engaged in bringing a multicultural slant to the Steampunk genre, by exploring Victoriana outside Great Britain. He lectures Transmedia Storytelling at the Royal College of Arts, and believes mapping stories to everyday life, creates experiences that bring audiences closer to the heart of a narrative. Yomi has developed several reality TV formats, including Global E-Missions (ITV), winner of the 2002 Broadcast Award for “Best Use of New Media”. His 2009 project “Breathe” was one of the first interactive participatory stories to explore how an ongoing narrative offered the audience a chance to become characters in a film, and help solve a fictional murder mystery. He is currently writing a sequel, which he hopes to produce in 2019/2020. Yomi worked as a Broadcast Journalist in the BBC newsroom, was an active part of the Burning Man Festival media team, and was a founding member of the European Burning Man Regional event, ‘Nowhere’ (Spain). He owned and produced music on the seminal drum and bass label Tone Def Records. In 2015, Yomi created We Are From Dust, a non-profit dedicated to the proliferation of participatory and interactive art in public places. The project manages two sculpture parks, one in California, and the other in Bristol. Yomi lives in London, loves cooking, street art, travelling and making music.
Writer | Narrative Designer – freelance
Corey Brotherson is a Birmingham based freelance writer and creative consultant who has built a 22-year career in the videogames industry writing for over a dozen companies, including PlayStation, King and Apple. He is a co-creator/writer for the in-development adventure game Windrush Tales, worked as lead narrative designer for Surgent Studios, and became a full member of BAFTA in 2022 after two consecutive years as a BAFTA Game Awards judge.
His 17-year comic book career includes co- creating the critically acclaimed urban fantasy series Magic of Myths, and writing/editing Yomi Ayeni’s award-winning steampunk transmedia series, Clockwork Watch.