Belfast Telegraph

Belfast gaming star wins top award at London event

By Staff Reporter

A gaming entrepreneur from Belfast has won a major industry award for her achievements.

Vicky Potts (26), of Whitepot Studios, is the first woman from Northern Ireland to win the rising star development award at the MCV Women in Games Awards, held at London's Facebook HQ.

The Belfast woman started making websites at just 11 and later graduated from Queen's University in computer science.

Now she is co-founder and a director at Whitepot, which created Android and iOS sci-fi game Tubocity.

It's been downloaded in more than 35 countries. Now Whitepot Studios is working on an online multi-player Murder Mystery PC game.

Vicky said: "Promoting representation of women in technology, and other STEM-related fields, is incredibly important, especially for girls growing up today who are the engineers, scientists, and game developers of the future.

"That's why I am thrilled as a developer, and company founder, to win this award."

Whitepot co-founder, Adam Whiteside, said: "Vicky has worked so hard, and I am exceptionally proud of her."

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