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Student Spotlight


Jackie Wiley

Jackie Wiley ’16 knew she wanted to be a game designer when she was twelve years old. “I was playing World of Warcraft (WOW) and I said to myself, ‘I want to do this, I want to make this game,’“ she explains. “The fact that that dream has come true is pretty unreal.” Jackie is already three months into her new job working where WOW was created, at Blizzard Entertainment in California. During her time at RIT she has been active in the gaming community and beyond. Jackie, who describes herself as “a designer at heart,” helped Yes And Games develop the social mobile adventure game Adventure Guild which was fully funded on Kickstarter and which will be available on the App Store for iOS, Android and Windows phones in the coming months. In addition she served as president of the Ukulele Club – she owns five ukes – and is an avid horseback rider: “My dream game is a horse stable simulator.” If the idea seems wild, it shouldn’t. As she has already proven, when Jackie Wiley has a dream there’s a good chance it will become a reality.