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Maru Nihoniho

Metia Interactive
Managing Director
Maru is the managing director, game producer and designer at Metia Interactive. Maru is the game designer behind the development of SPARX, an interactive game based on cognitive behavioural therapy, designed to help young people manage their depression. In 2016 Maru was awarded a New Zealand Order of Merit for her work in gaming and mental health, and recently awarded the Innovator of the Year in 2017 MCV Pacific Women in Games Awards from Xbox. She is currently studying for her Masters Degree in Technological Futures through Tech Futures Lab, working on a project called Takaro, an interactive platform to teach young people to strengthen spatial awareness skills and strategies that will build confidence in STEM.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, September 7

3:30pm NZST

Friday, September 8

1:15pm NZST