I'm Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, and I'm an independent game developer (at my currently-one-woman studio The Tiniest Shark) and videogames PhD researcher (at University of Portsmouth, UK). Basically, I make and think about videogames. Most recently, I made a game called Redshirt, a satirical sci-fi social networking simulator. Yes, that's right.
I often speak on game development, entrepreneurship, games culture, and diversity issues, and I am on the Advocacy Committee for the Game Developer's Conference. I'm also a STEM/Video Games Ambassador and may be available to talk at your school/institution/event about being a game developer.
My solo studio The Tiniest Shark was named one of Develop's Top 100 Hottest UK Studios 2013, and, more recently, I was honoured to be named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2013.
Also, I love space. Definitely space.
You can email me at mitu [at] thetiniestshark.com.
Mantra: "We are also capable of using our compassion and our intelligence, our technology and our wealth, to make an abundant and meaningful life for every inhabitant of this planet. To enhance enormously our understanding of the universe. And to carry us to the stars."
In 2012 I was asked to appear on BBC Radio 4's 15-minute 'FourThought', speaking about games and why I think they are important. You can listen again here:
Mitu on BBC Radio 4's FourThought
Also, here is my more recent appearance on BBC World Service's The Forum (December 2014): Mitu on The Forum