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Creator of Centipede(!) Talks About Blender


CentipedeAt an interview for Gamasutra, Dona Bailey which is the creator of the Centipede, mentions the she had recently discovered Blender. And she not only mentions that, but talks about the benefits of using Blender.

To check out the entire interview, visit gamasutra. To read the part that mentions Blender, go to page 2.


  1. I did't find word 'Blender' in that article...Where is it? Maybe i am blind, but i didnt read the whole article,
    even page 2...But i was tryingo to find word Blender and i was not sucessful :(

  2. @LukasT: look better, it's on page two:

    Q: So do you think it’s a level playing field now? If so, why does the idea of “women in games” still seem significant to the general audience? If not, what do you think needs to happen before there are more prominent female professionals in the game industry?

    A: Well, you know, I don’t know enough about that part of it. But one thing I see as a great hope is that there are so many open-source avenues now that were not ever available before. Like, I teach writing classes, but I also teach multimedia classes, and sometimes I teach 3DSMax. It’s expensive, and really limits the number of people who have it available, the number of students who ever get a chance to learn it. And it’s not taught much in Arkansas where I live. But recently, I’ve discovered Blender, the open-source 3D modeling program, and it’s completely free and open-source, and there are great tutorials on the web; it opens up a whole new avenue for people who didn’t have access to learning that kind of thing before. And with games that make a modding capability available, that makes so much [accessible] that wasn’t accessible to people -- to women especially -- before. There are so many ways [for] kids, for fifty dollars or even for zero dollars, [that are] pretty much accessible to everybody.

  3. Great article! I feel so much better after reading this article on Dona Bailey. I so feel incredibly inspired now, and I'm not even a woman.:)

    Moral to the story: There's boneheads everywhere, don't listen to them and believe in your own dream.

  4. @"Moral to the story: There's boneheads everywhere, don't listen to them and believe in your own dream. " I'm not sure Donna Bailey appreciates you grouping her into your "boneheads everywhere" group ;)

  5. I don't think that's what he meant at all. There's boneheads everywhere and Dona didn't listen to them and believed in her own dream...

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