“Representation in Gaming and Technology: The only winning move is to play” – Kayla Kinnunen

Social Justice Institute
Noted Scholars Lecture Series

Kayla Kinnunen
Representation in Gaming and Technology: The only winning move is to play

Jan 13, 12-1pm
Jack Bell Building
Room 028, 2080 West Mall

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Lunch will be provided!

Video games are quickly becoming an entertainment medium with a massive influence on the contemporary cultural landscape. As technology develops with ever increasing speed our daily experience is transformed as problems are solved and new challenges arise. If our future world is to be more inclusive, we need more diversity and representation in the technology and gaming fields. Kayla Kinnunen, Game Director at Roadhouse Interactive, discusses the state of the gaming industry, and what’s to come.


Kayla Kinnunen is a game director and is currently leading VR and AR product development at Roadhouse Interactive. She has spent 15 years in game development and has had the privilege of contributing to several leading game franchises including FIFA, NHL, NBA, Need for Speed, SSX, James Bond, Madden and Skate. Kayla joined Roadhouse Interactive in 2011, and was the game director on Warhammer 40,000: Carnage.