Game Changer Honoree
As the Executive Director of the IGDA and IGDA Foundation, Jen MacLean works to build a more inclusive game development community and support game developers around the world in achieving sustainable, fulfilling careers.
Jen began her career as a playtester at Microprose Software, working on legendary games including Civilization, Civilization 2, and Civ Net, as well as Master of Orion, Darklands, Colonization, and Master of Magic. She moved to AOL as online games began to take off, leading Product Management for Air Warrior, Legends of Kesmai, NTN Trivia, and many other popular titles. Following AOL, Jen led sports, entertainment, and games for Comcast's online services, establishing Comcast's core and casual gaming offerings and partnerships with major publishers and developers including EA and Xbox.