About

Hi! I'm Alayna. I'm a busy human who is absolutely thriving. I love hot chips, my pet rats, and looking after my garden. If you're interested in working together, please don't hesitate to get in touch!


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Games bio

Alayna Cole is the producer at Sledgehammer Games Melbourne (an Activision studio). She is also the managing director of Queerly Represent Me, a not-for-profit championing queer representation in games. Alayna is co-chair of the IGDA LGBTQ+ special interest group, and is an award-winning games journalist and game developer. She was featured on the 2016 and 2017 MCV Pacific 30 under 30, the 2017 MCV Pacific Women in Games, and the 2019 InGames Gender Equality lists.

Academic bio

Dr Alayna Cole is the managing director of Queerly Represent Me, a not-for-profit research organisation examining queer representation in games. She holds a doctorate in Creative Arts (Creative Writing) and has broad research interests, but is primarily focused on creating and analysing narratives that improve diverse representation, particularly of gender and sexuality. She is currently researching the representation of queer identities in games from the mid-1980s to present.


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Key facts

Name: Alayna Cole
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Primary job titles: Producer (Sledgehammer Games) and Managing director (Queerly Represent Me)
Education: Doctorate of Creative Arts (Creative Writing), Bachelor of Arts (English / SoSE), Bachelor of Education (Secondary)