Zoe Quinn is a video game creator, writer, artist, and activist from the United States. She is well-known as one of the few well-known female video game developers in a mostly male-dominated industry. Her appeal originates in part from the fact that the games she creates are not “standard.” Her designs are not just daring and unique, but they also attempt to assist gamers in dealing with serious concerns such as depression and cyberbullying. She wants to empower the people who play her games, not just entertain them. She is a writer, as well as a video game creator, whose work has appeared in numerous publications and periodicals, including ‘Vice’ and ‘Cracked.’ She became a crusader fighting against such unsocial forces that sexually harass women online after experiencing extreme internet harassment that included threats of rape and death. She co-founded Crash Override, a network of specialists that assist victims of internet harassment, as an activist. She’s also had conversations with large digital giants like Google and Twitter about online safety.
The Career of Zoe
Zoe Quinn got into video game production by accident. Even while she had always enjoyed playing video games, it wasn’t until she was in her mid-20s that she seriously considered making a career out of it.
She took a six-week course in video game development before starting her own. She created the game ‘Depression Quest,’ an interactive fiction game on depression, after suffering from depression as a teenager.
She hoped that by playing this game, which was praised by critics for its portrayal of depression and instructional value, she could increase awareness of depression.
She later founded the Game Developer Help List as a way to connect experienced and inexperienced game developers.
She’s also a writer, contributing chapters to ‘The State of Play: Sixteen Voices on Video Games’ and ‘Videogames for Humans,’ among other publications.
Scandals & Controversies
Following her ex-publication boyfriend’s lengthy blog post about her in 2014, Zoe Quinn became the focus of a nasty internet harassment campaign.
He accused Zoe of cheating on him with many men and made various other charges in the article. As a result, a small group of internet users were enraged and began abusing and threatening Zoe Quinn.
These occurrences generated the Gamergate issue, bringing to light the abuse and sexism experienced by female gamers in the largely male-dominated gaming industry.
Quinn co-founded Crash Override, a private network of professionals to assist victims of internet harassment, in January 2015 to help others facing similar challenges. In March 2015, the network partnered with Randi Harper’s Online Abuse Prevention Initiative.
Zoe’s Personal Experiences
Zoe Quinn was born in New York City on January 11, 1987, and grew up in a small town near the Adirondack Mountains.
She developed a passion for video games as a child. ‘Commander Keen,’ a series of side-scrolling platform video games, was her favorite.
Her early passion for video games inspired her to pursue a profession in game development. She struggled with depression as a youth.
Quinn believes in “human enhancement” and has a magnetic implant in his left ring finger as well as an NTag216 chip placed in the back of his hand. In terms of her personal life, she was once involved with Eron Gjoni. The affair ended in a dreadful way.
Estimated Net worth
Zoe Quinn, a well-known game designer, has a net worth of $26 million at the age of 32.