Welcome

My name is Gemma Thomson, and I’m a game designer and diversity advocate based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Gemma Thomson

Here you may read about my previous work, skills and achievements, or see my projects and speaking engagements.

The Space HerringMimic

I strive to create meaningful and playful interactive experiences, but I also work passionately to improve gender diversity in both the games industry and gaming culture.

Vice-chair, Diversi LADYCADE: social events for gamers and game-makers who happen to be women TjejHack fill-in logo


Recent Happenings

"Mimic" at GameCity, where it was also part of LadyCADE's second games showcase.
“Mimic” at GameCity, where it was part of LadyCADE’s showcase.
Team Rymdströmming at SETI-Jam, which I helped to run as part of Game Jam Stockholm.
Team Rymdströmming at SETI-Jam, which I helped to run as part of Game Jam Stockholm.
Presenting "Oddballs" after the 24h DreamHackathon
Presenting “Oddballs” after participating in DreamHackathon
Inger Ekman leading the first TjejHack wokshop.
Inger Ekman leading the first TjejHack wokshop
Azad at Loncon 3, which I adjudicated and helped to curate
Azad at Loncon 3, which I adjudicated and helped to curate
The 'Sex in Video Games' panel at Nine Worlds Geekfest 2014
The ‘Sex in Video Games’ panel at Nine Worlds Geekfest 2014
Lyst Summit in København, where I helped make "Play-tex"
Lyst Summit in København, where I helped make “Play-tex”
Early screenshot from "Mimic" - stealth party game
Early screenshot from “Mimic” – a stealth party game