Managing Director, Producer, Coordinator, Game Designer, Founder and Volunteer
Mafalda Duarte is the Managing Director and a Producer at Nerd Monkeys, an indie game development studio based in Lisbon, Portugal.
With a degree in Multimedia Art from Fine Arts Faculty in Lisbon, she began her career as an Interactivity Designer at the independent publisher Lêleh Land developing a passion for interactivity into videogames. Pursuing this path, led to attendance of UBI’s Master in Digital Games Design and Development, a bigger involvement in the game development scene, attending international events and finding a place in the industry.
She now works with Women in Games as Ambassador Coordinator, teaches, and is an activist for the Portuguese game development ecosystem, particularly as a founder of Game Dev Lisbon.