My name is Jennifer Stienstra and I'm a writer and narrative designer. I've been working on games for 4 years now, 2 years as a professional. My past experience includes working on visual novels, episodic mobile games, and a metroidvania.

Prior to entering the field of game development, I received a diploma in Print Journalism, gaining experience with different kinds of writing including articles, press releases, scripts, and short stories. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Game Design that I earned with Honours, where I learned how to make games and create narratives with mechanics and gameplay in mind.

I also have dived into game accessibility, learning all I can about how to make better experiences for disabled gamers and sharing what I know with other developers. In 2019 I have a talk about subtitles in games at #a11yTO Gaming. I also had the opportunity to do a talk to organize and talk at a Game Accessibility Mini-Summit hosted by Dames Making Games and Gamma Space about subtitles and I've also recently written a thesis on the topic, and how our industry can change in the future. 

 

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