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Game Careers “Thought Leaders” series introduces Mitu Khandaker, Founder, The Tiniest Shark

Independent game developer and videogames PhD researcher Mitu Khandaker runs her own company, The Tiniest Shark. Recently, she’s been working on her game, Redshirt, a comedy sci-fi social networking simulator. Mitu was named one of Develop magazine’s “30 Under 30” most promising game developers in the U.K. in 2012, and provides freelance journalism for Gamasutra, Continue Magazine and other industry publications. Mitu has been involved in “women in games” initiatives via her web site, “,” and talks at game industry conferences on topics of gender issues in games.

Mitu offers this suggestion to David Smith of Game Careers: “Definitely be vocal about your passion as much as possible. I’ve used social media for years to talk about my views on games. Doing that type of thing is important both in terms of building visibility, and building a sense of community for other people. Talk about your passion in games.” Check out the interview at

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