Forbes has unveiled its annual selections of the 30 most impressive creators and innovators across a variety of fields, from business to sports to games. On the latter list are several notable designers and developers, indie and otherwise, who made major strides in 2015.
Among Forbes' gamechangers to watch are Nina Freeman, star and lead designer of Cibele, developed by her team at Star Maiden Games. Freeman is now working with The Fullbright Company on their follow-up to Gone Home, called Tacoma. That game is set for a 2016 release on Xbox One and Windows PC.
Also included is Zoe Quinn, who gained notoriety during the GamerGate escapades of 2014 and has since used her experience to help educate others on cyber harassment prevention. Forbes specifically cited her work as co-founder of Crash Override Network as meriting her inclusion.
Additional members of the top 30 are Nate Mitchell, whose Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey made the list himself in 2014; Ben Kane, the designer of high-pressure logic game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes; Thomas Silloway, Rocket League studio Psyonix's director of development; and Andy Sum, co-founder of Hipster Whale (Crossy Road).