The Pinakis a.k.a The Chieftains
Poornima Seetharaman aka Purnima Iyer
Co-Founder / Game Designer / Imagineer
Poornima has been part of the gaming industry since 2006 and has worked with some of the best names in the Indian gaming industry, including Indiagames (Disney India), Jumpstart (NetDragon), GSN Games, Square Enix etc.
She chose game design as her career completely out of her passion for games and translated that passion further by co-founding Pinaka Interactive (a game design studio) and Namma Lore Entertainment (a game development studio).
She currently works as one of the lead game designers for Zynga.
Poornima believes in using the power of gaming to create a meaningful and impactful change in thinking. She has worked across a wide variety of genres, including casual games, free to play games, FPS, RPG, MMO, social casino and augmented reality.
She was one of the founding members of the Special Interest Group on Women In Games with the India Gaming Forum (formerly, NASSCOM Gaming Forum) and a part of the content team for the India Game Developer Conference. She is also one of the Ambassadors at WIGJ.
Poornima is also visiting faculty, project consultant and curriculum committee member at the National Institute of Design. She has curated, judged and spoken at various design festivals and conferences. She is also one of the mentors of Google’s Indie Game Accelerator, India.
LinkedIn profile: Poornima Seetharaman
Personal Website: www.drowlife.com
Co-Founder / Game Designer / Dreamer
Deepti has part of the gaming industry since 2006 and has spent over 2 years in copy-writing and screenplay writing as well.
Coming from an educational background of advertising, game design happened to her by accident, but she took to it naturally as she went on to work with some of the best names in the Indian game industry like Jump Games and Games2win.
She has also worked as a screenplay writer (feature) at Stir Fry Films and has a keen interest in installation and performance art. In recent past she has been conducting storytelling workshops for lesser privileged children in order to research the scope of storytelling in bridging the urban divide (economic, social and cultural).
She believes every two dots can be joined by imagination and logic, and she is trying to join her numerous interests by partnering with Poornima at Pinaka Interactive.
Deepti is currently working as Creative Producer at Mocomi (Anibrain Studios).
LinkedIn profile: Deepti Raavi