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Leena van Deventer is a game developer, writer, educator & consultant in Melbourne Australia. Leena's work focuses on the power of interactive storytelling as a tool for social change. 

The co-founder of the women in technology organisation, WiDGET, Leena advises many organisations and committees on including women in design and technology.

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Recent Work

Copywriter on Run That Town

Narrative Consultant on Twists and Turns. 

Educator at RMIT and Swinburne University.


Game Changers - from Minecraft to Misogyny by Leena van Deventer and Dr Dan Golding. 

Published 2016 by Affirm Press. Available in ebook and hardcover.


Winner, Cannes Gold Lion with Leo Burnett, Millipede Creative & the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015.

Winner, MVC Pacific Women in Games Pioneer Award, 2015.

Nominee, Australia/New Zealand Games Industries Woman of the Year.