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Katie

Owner, NewWestGames

Originally from England, but residing in Canada, Katie would describe herself as a Jill of all trades, master of none. Taking her experience in sales and marketing from her professional career, she entered VN development in 2015 starting NewWestGames and debuting with A Wild Catgirl Appears, a hot meme game that year.

She’s released 6 games on Steam to date, including Ecchi Sketch: Draw Cute Girls Every Day! and Sweet Volley High. She primarily writes and codes, but also dabbles in artwork and soundtrack work, having done at least the character designs on the games she’s worked on. Her next title due for release in 2019 is Queerly Just Friends. Katie specializes in queer-focused VNs and practices this in her spare time with her partner.

My Sessions

Player Feedback & Embracing Negative Reviews

Main Stream

We’ve all had negative reviews. From troll comments on Steam, to scathing critiques, it’s never a nice feeling and really easy to completely dismiss them. After all, you had a vision! A reason why you did things! In this talk, I’m going to show you that by taking each review seriously, and truly analyzing it’s […]

Development
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