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Hungarian video game designer listed in Forbes “30 under 30” 2019 ranking

Budapest, Hungary – One Hungarian has made it this year to the prestigious “30 under 30” ranking compiled by U.S. magazine Forbes annually and gathering 300 disruptors and talented young people from across the globe in ten different categories (Art & Culture, Finance, Media & Marketing, Science & Healthcare, Social Entrepreneurs, Sports & Games, Retail & Commerce, Manufacturing & Industry, Entertainment, Technology).

Nominated in the Sports & Games section of the “30 under 30” ranking, Hungarian native Laura Kampis is a designer at Creative Assembly, a British video game developing company. She serves as a campaign and AI designer for the Total War franchise, a highly popular strategy game first released in 2000.

She also worked on some of the game’s most acclaimed iterations, including Warhammer 2, Thrones of Britannia and Three Kingdoms – Yellow Turban Rebellion, where she’s responsible for the design of campaign, characters, technologies, etc.

“Kampis is also involved in young developer outreach programs and represents Creative Assembly at designer events”, according to Forbes.

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She holds a bachelor of science in Computer Science (Digital Media and Games) and a master’s degree in Digital Games Theory and Design from Brunel University in London. Currently living in the U.K., she has been working at Creative Assembly since 2016.

On her blog, the 27-year-old gaming enthusiast lists all her favorite video games. If you’re ever out of ideas on what to play next, be sure to check out her advice, it’s a real gold mine for gamers. Among her favorite games she recently tried out, you’ll find Red Dead Redemption II, World of Warcraft, Witcher 3, GTA V, Minecraft, Final Fantasy XV and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, to name only a few.

And while we’re on the topic of video games, Slovakia’s only nominee in the “30 under 30” 2019 ranking is actually a professional gamer. In neighboring Poland, 6 Poles were ranked by Forbes among the world’s young and most promising talents.

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