MARINA
DÍEZ

| CEO 3ofcups Games
| Emotional Game Designer
| Film Director
| Screenwriter

Marina Díez (she/her) is a Spanish award-winning game designer. She's the CEO at 3of Cups Games, an ethical and diverse games studio based in Berlin and London. Besides, she is a Lead Game Designer at JNSQ Studios, currently working on the game Dordogne.Marina also works as a consultant on game design and work ethics for other companies around the world.She is involved in many community initiatives and activism. Marina is also a regular speaker at games events such as GDC, EGX, PAX, A MAZE,...Lately, she also started a career in filmmaking, her films being screened and awarded at multiple film festivals around the world.Marina is a Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 honoree, a Game Dev Heroes 2020 winner, an IGDA Velocity GDC 2019 recipient and a Women in Games Ambassador.


GAME PROJECTS

DORDOGNE


DORDOGNE is a narrative adventure game in which you play as Mimi, a 32-year-old woman visiting the house of her recently deceased grandmother. As a souvenir of the childhood summers Mimi spent with her in Dordogne, her grandmother left her letters and puzzles to solve, to remind her to make the most out of life.I was the lead game designer on the project and assisted with creative direction.

STUDIO

PUBLISHER

MY ROLE

PLATFORMS

RELEASE

JNSQ studios

FOCUS Interactive

Lead Game Designer, creative direction assistance

Nintendo Switch, PC, PS5, PS4, XBOX

2023


FILMS


In 2021 I also started a career in filmmaking. With a total of three short films written, produced and directed, my work has been screened at film festivals all around the world and won a couple of awards:

ROOTS

Best Female Director at New York Tri State International Film Festival (2022)
Best Microfilm at Fullshot Cine Mag Film Festival (2022)
Best Female Director at Phoenix Shorts Toronto (2022)
Honorable Mention - Best Female Director at Japan International Film Festival (2022)
Honorable Mention - Best Actress at Madrid International Film Festival (2022)
Finalist at New Wave Short Film Festival Munich (2022)

SOLITUDE

Best Micro Film at Independent Shorts Awards Los Angeles (2022)
Best First Time Director at Independent Shorts Awards Los Angeles (2022)


PRESS


LATEST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

ESNE Madrid | Emotional Game Design
Tentacle Zone | Emotional Game Design
A MAZE 2022 | Emotional Game Design Workshop
Sweden Game Arena 2021 | Emotional Game Design
IGGI Conference UK 2021 | Emotional Game Design Panel
Ars Electronica / WIIT 2021 | A New Deal
GDC 2021 | You want to do what?!
GDC 2021 | Sexy Microtalks
Game UX Summit 2020 | Game Design / UX: Better Together Panel