There isn't a time Brenda Romero doesn't remember working on games. She began tinkering on her own at age 5, and was employed full time at 15. Now she's an award-winning game designer, artist, writer, and creative director, and the longest continuously serving woman in the video game industry. In this Insights interview, we ask Brenda to look back on her career and answer the questions aspiring game designers really want to know. Do you need to code to build games? What is the impact of independent developers on traditional gaming? How does mobile affect game design? Combining inspiration and hard-won advice, this course shows there is more than one way to approach game design and break into the industry.