Expertise in app development
With a background in Software Engineering for companies like Nokia & Google, Sarah Smith comes to game development with over a decade of mobile development experience. Building on love of games since creating Dungeons & Dragons modules on her own web-server while studying for a BSc (Comp Sci), Sarah opened Smithsoft in 2012.
In January 2016 Smithsoft went to the next level moving to The Coterie to set up a studio. The new studio’s first title Pandora’s Books was developed by Sarah from Jan to Aug 2016. Wren Brier joined the studio for this time, doing art on the game; and Jane Dyson was Producer & handled Marketing.
Awards & Recognition
Women in Digital, ERM Power Developer of the Year - Oct 2018
Smithsoft founder, Sarah Smith, was recognised for her work on Sortal, a ground-breaking AI powered image management technology. The judges were impressed with her constant contribution to the Digital eco-system and entrepreneurial spirit.
The Australian Game Developer Awards, Nov 2016
Smithsoft was recognized with:
- Representation Award - Nominated
- Game of the Year - Honorable Mention
- Art - Honorable Mention
- Audio - Honorable Mention
Game Connect Asia Pacific, AGDA Representation Award Nominee - Melbourne, Nov 2016
MGF Seattle, Speaker: "How to Run a Lean & Creative Studio" - Seattle, October 2016