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Maru is the founder of game studio Metia Interactive. She has produced multiple titles that are focused on Māori story telling from fun casual titles to educational resources used in classrooms.
Maru will the moderate the panel – Te Ao Kemu – Working with Māori in Game Design and Development. The team at Metia Interactive are frequently asked about working with Maori culture in games. The team will give insights based on their experiences with the aim that the audience will understand the importance of working with cultural and indigenous content and how to begin to apply that knowledge to their own projects.