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by Tom | 6th, September 2016

Seeing as apparently some people out there still think Scirra is just Ashley chained to a desk with an IV drip of Red Bull, churning out lines and lines and lines of code, we thought we’d tell you about two new people that have joined the team!

First up, we’ll introduce tame javascript developer, Iain Shorter. Iain has joined our team to help build bits and pieces including fancy features for Construct 3.

When he’s not occupied doing ‘typey-typey’ work here at HQ, retro-Nintendo fan Iain likes being creative - often dismantling perfectly good computers or plotting his next off the wall project! When we can peel him away from whichever game he’s currently playing that is.

Our second new addition, is our new social media geek Laura Donaghy. She’s now chief in charge of making us look cool (-ish) on the internet! If you interact with any of our channels: YouTube, Facebook or Twitter, chances are you’ll be talking to her. She’s in the process of overhauling our YouTube channel and will be asking for your opinions over on our forums so keep an eye out for that!

Laura is normally attached to one device or another, be it her phone, 3DS or oversized iPad and when she’s not at Scirra she can often be found at a racetrack or dancing around in her kitchen cooking something nice.

We're excited that Scirra is growing, and hope you all give a warm welcome to Iain and Laura!

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glerikud 21.1k rep

It great to see Scirra growing. :) I'm looking forward how you make the best engine even better.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 4:01:41 PM
cjbruce 18.8k rep

That's great news! And yes, I have told all my friends that "Scirra is this team of two or three guys that do nothing but code like maniacs and are frickin' geniuses!" I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys do, and am drooling over Construct 3. Keep up the great work!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 4:13:09 PM
C-7 18.0k rep

Cool stuff! Welcome!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 4:13:51 PM
mudmask 10.6k rep

awesome! really great to see the team is growing!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 4:18:17 PM
TackerTacker 8,017 rep

Welcome Iain and Laura! :)

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 4:20:16 PM
Laughing14 3,302 rep

Welcome to you both! Scirra is awesome and I love Construct 2. Can't wait for Construct 3. The praise for C2 is well-deserved! Best wishes in your new roles!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 4:20:44 PM
marcob 596 rep

Really great news! Welcome...

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 4:21:15 PM
3DPiper 6,013 rep

Please post some pics!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 4:36:25 PM
Ragevortex 5,818 rep

You guys the written imagery just forced me to make this sketch.
PS: awesome to know that scirra is growing.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 4:36:36 PM
TheRealDannyyy 46.4k rep

Another javascript developer? That will surely double the amount of Red Bull required in the Scirra Office. :b

I've already seen some of the amazing work done on Scirra's social media side of things, keep up the great work Laura.
[Feel free to add me on the Nintendo Network, I promise you that I won't make it easy when we play games like Mario Kart or SSB3DS. ;)]

Great to hear that the Scirra Team is growing and it's also nice to read from you again Tom, it's been quite a while since your last blog post. :)

Let's see how everything goes, best wishes and a warm welcome from one of the many C2 community members!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 4:39:09 PM
vector3 382 rep

Welcome! =)))

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 5:06:03 PM
newt 124.6k rep

The more the merrier.
Speaking of, you should hire someone to go to the game conventions here in the states.
I am available. heh

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 5:07:26 PM
MuscleSS 4,679 rep

Great news! We look forward to a new and wonderful Construct 3 with 3D features!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 6:21:34 PM
ij3m 1,528 rep

yip, yip! welcome to the family, looking forward to C3 still..

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 6:34:24 PM
EmpowerMe 9,362 rep

Hello Iain and Laura. I look forward to your contributions as part of the Scirra team, the Construct 2 community, and I am really excited for the future of Construct 3 with all its great potential of advancing the Construct community of developer's dreams and ambitions.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 6:35:37 PM

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