Video game writer Rhianna Pratchett has some ideas for how fellow creatives can try to break into the industry.

For a number of years, Rhianna Pratchett was the lead writer on the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, taking the series from one that seemed to push Lara Croft as a boy’s fantasy, to one that was a more realistic role model for young women.

Despite this, Pratchett admitted that even now, she is still coming to terms with success.

“You always have this part of you that still feels like the newbie starting out in the industry,” she said on stage at Inspirefest 2017.

“So I still feel kind of new and learning, especially as a woman in games but even narrative, which has been so maligned in the past.”

Words by Colm Gorey