7 influential women in gaming

A look at women who've left lasting marks on the gaming industry.

Amy Hennig – Game Designer/Writer/Development

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In regards to modern achievements in gaming, Hennig’s name may sound familiar. This is thanks to her work on the Naughty Dog games Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

Surprisingly, though, Hennig’s experience dates all the way back to the 1990s and her work on the game Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City. Prior to leaving Naughty Dog for EA’s Visceral Games in 2014, Hennig contributed to other Naughty Dog titles (aside from Uncharted) such as Jak and Daxter.

When EA decided to shut down Visceral Games in October of 2017, EA reported that they were actively working with Amy on deciding her next move. She then left to join Skydance Media, the film studio working on the Mission Impossible franchise with a burgeoning games division, with The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners already under their belt. Overall, we’re eager to see where Hennig’s talents lead her next, especially considering how much ground she broke during her time at Naughty Dog.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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