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Sophie Walker

QA Technician

Sophie, Sophie, Sophie – where to even begin? Another fantabulous QA, she is a central member of the bug-bashing team, and pours her heart and soul into every second of the game. She’s also an incredible writer, helping flesh out the world of our many NPCs; where her contributions see a good many laughs every day. Now, that’s enough beating around the Barbie-mad bush – let’s get to the questions!

Sophie, step right up! What is it you do at Glowmade?

QA Technician – I kick virtual bug butt! I also help in small part with our narrative, working to tell the story of our game through little quips and tidbits.

 

How did you get to this point in your career?

Glowmade gave me my first job in the industry. Before, I was doing a law degree when I should’ve been doing a lore degree. I quickly realised law wasn’t my passion, but story-telling was. Especially interactive story-telling, so here I am!

 

What made you want to pursue games?

I have always loved fantasy and escaping into a fantasy world. Books, TV Shows, Films, and Video Games were my escape and happy place. The magic of how words could make me feel made me want to be able to do that for other people.

 

Share something you love doing outside of everything video games.

I am a jack of all trades, master of none. I compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and play Electric Guitar and Bass, anything 80s heavy rock is my jam. I love reading books and playing a good ol’ TTRPG.

Who or what inspires you?

Anyone who is tenacious enough to go after their dreams, even if people say it isn’t possible. My grandpa and my dad are just some of the people in my life who defy the odds without losing humility and kindness.

 

Share something you appreciate about yourself. Give yaself a pat on the back, why don’t ya?

I love supporting other people. My colleagues’ wins are my wins – so I’m winning a lot, cause these guys ‘n gals are awesome!

It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from. All that matters is where you’re going.

— Sophie Walker, QA Technician

What’s the best thing about working at Glowmade?

The community. Everyone supports each other because we are all putting our own bit of love into something we are creating together. Also, they never fail to make me cry-laugh daily.

 

Anyone on the team who stands out as a role model, or source of inspiration, perhaps?

It may sound like a cop-out but everyone in our office is unapologetically themselves and they all inspire me every day to do just that. Everyone at Glowmade pushes me to be better in all aspects – how can you pick just one out of this wonderful bunch?

 

What do you want from your career? What goals are you looking forward to surpassing?
My dream is to break into the world of Narrative Design. I want to create characters, worlds, and story-lines that have depth and integrity. I’m looking forward to making my mark on the industry some day.

 

What are your top tips for someone looking to get into games?

Make what you love and just get started somewhere! You can forge your path in all sorts of ways in this industry, you just have to take the first step!

 

In your opinion, who is the cutest Glowmade pet?

My boy Teddy will always be the cutest in my eyes… but I’m biased.

 

If you had to pick one game to play for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Let’s just revive Club Penguin, guys… I bet Alec would have such a slay igloo.

 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Immersing myself in the Starkid universe over and over again. I definitely don’t attempt to sing all the parts of “Goin’ Back to Hogwarts” like a one-woman show or anything…

(As a fellow Starkid fanatic, there should be no guilt here at all!!! If you haven’t seen Twisted, what are you even doing?)