Brianna Wu Biography
(Video Game Developer)
Birthday: July 6, 1977 (Cancer)
Born In: West Virginia, United States
Brianna Wu is an American video game developer and computer programmer. She is also a popular blogger and podcaster on issues related to video games. She co-founded the game development studio Giant Spacekat in 2010, with Amanda Warner. She became well known during the 2014 online reactionary movement Gamergate, when she opposed both Gamergate and online harassment. She ridiculed Gamergate advocates for "fighting an apocalyptic future…” in a tweet. As a result, she became a target for rape and death threats, leading her to flee her home. She also started a legal defense fund for women targeted by Gamergate. In early 2017, FBI closed the investigation, after it had identified four men who sent threats and obtained confessions from two of them. However, US Attorney for Massachusetts declined to prosecute them, giving no reasons at all. Wu stated that FBI didn’t take the investigation seriously and let off the harassers with just warnings. She was the co-host of the Isometric gaming podcast from 2014-16. Currently, she is planning to run in the elections for a seat in the House of Representatives in 2018.