Des Gayle

Founder/producer, Altered Gene

Des is the founder and producer of Altered Gene, a micro games studio headquartered in Brighton, UK. Before starting his own development studio, he worked with a number of the games industry’s leading products: at Microsoft he worked on the launch of the original Xbox, he helped EA for five years supporting their development teams, he managed R&D at Crytek’s European offices and was also the producer for Square Enix Collective.

Des is currently a member of the UKIE board, the vice chair of GamesAid and an ambassador for SpecialEffect.

Des is passionate about inclusion and loves building and running effective, diverse teams. He is particularly interested in forging links between the games industry and education to inspire the next wave of game creators.