I totally love when these things totally backfire! Ubisoft should just shut up and make great video games.
We’re excited to share the winners of the first edition of the Womxn Develop at Ubisoft mentorship at Ubisoft Toronto. These up-and-coming game designers and programmers from Ontario showed incredible talent through a game development challenge devised by our experts and will now benefit from a mentorship and paid apprenticeship at our studio.
Last year, Ubisoft Toronto and the Ubisoft Paris Studio launched the Ubisoft Future Women in Games mentorship pilot program. It was built from a desire to see more diverse talent enter — and flourish — in the games industry by providing valuable hands-on work experience at a AAA studio. For 2020, we retooled the program to include even more underrepresented voices who can bring their talents and backgrounds to the games we make. The Womxn Develop at Ubisoft mentorship aims to attract and develop diverse talent for our studios around the world.
The Womxn Develop at Ubisoft game design challenge asked participants to work through the different stages of defining design goals. They had to create a pitch document that outlines the player experience and construct a prototype plan for their design. Their challenge was to design a new operator for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege that would appeal to a new audience.