CBC News: Horizon: Zero Dawn and the evolution of the video game heroine

Montreal-based developer Brie Code cites The Colonel's Bequest, a point-and-click adventure game designed by Roberta Williams and released in 1988, as the reason she got into games as a career.

The game stars Laura Bow, a college student and amateur detective investigating a Clue-like murder case in southern Louisiana. Code describes Bow as "a quiet but strong and inquisitive smart young woman."

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Mercedes-Benz Magazine: Game Changer

Code has been circling the globe since late 2015, after leaving her position at industry heavyweight Ubisoft, where she worked on major action-adventure titles for seven years. While her original plan was to rent out her Montreal apartment and purchase an open-ended airplane ticket, she scaled her strategy back a bit – but not much – to attend international video-game conferences, with occasional stops home to unpack and reconnect with friends. So far this year, the self-described workaholic has been to Austin, Beirut, Berlin, Istanbul and Stockholm, to name a few.

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The Guardian: From Overwatch to Firewatch: the best video games of 2016 - chosen by developers

Brie Code (Tru Luv Media)
Known for: Child of Light, Assassin’s Creed series
Working on: #selfcare
My choice is Quadrilateral Cowboy. More than any other game this year, Quadrilateral Cowboy surprised and delighted me. It did so on many levels – the storytelling was of course fantastic, and the gameplay played with convention, and there were just so many lovely little unexpected details. Must play.

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