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About me

Hello! I make games & run Pixie Software. In my other life, I'm a husband and a father. In my free time I enjoy learning new stuff and working with my hands: my latest pursuit is woodworking but I've yet to nail it down. Clearly I'm also bad at puns.

I can be found on Twitter and Facebook, where I also run the GamesBiz group which focuses on the business side of game development.


Stephen Caruana is the founder and Managing Director of game development studio Pixie Software.

He is the president of the Malta Video Game Studio Association, sits on the board of the IGDA Malta chapter and runs the Malta Unity User Group. Having worked to establish the Maltese digital game industry in its beginnings, Stephen is now focused on helping it grow even further. He also organises various events and workshops and regularly speaks about the technical and business aspects of game development at local and international events.

Speaking engagements

2019, January The Games Malta platform - Global Game Jam (Msida, Malta)
2018, June Keynote - Games Malta platform launch (Pietà, Malta)
2018, April 10 Practical Tips for an Effective Marketing Strategy - Quo Vadis (Berlin, Germany)
2018, February Make your Game - Heyday meetup #9 (Swieqi, Malta)
2017, August Making the Leap from Creating Games to Building a Business - Devcom/Respawn (Cologne, Germany)
2017, April Building and Supporting Developer Communities - Quo Vadis (Berlin, Germany)
2015, December Unity 5.3 roundup - Malta Unity User Group (Valletta, Malta)
2015, July The needs of game development studios in Malta - Malta Video Game Studio Association roundtable (Valletta, Malta)
2015, June The ever-changing rules of the (business) game - Dutch Game Garden (Utrecht, Netherlands)
2015, March Leveling-Up the Maltese Indie Scene - Malta Video Game Studio Association roundtable (Luqa, Malta)
2014, December Making life easy through precompiler directives - Malta Unity User Group (Luqa, Malta)
2014, December Keynote - Malta Unity User Group kickoff event (Luqa, Malta)
2014, January Tips on quick experimentation - Global Game Jam (Msida, Malta)
2013, October Keynote - PixieCon '13 (St. Julian's, Malta)
2013, October Digital gaming in Malta - University of Malta ICT Students' Association weekender (St. Julian's, Malta)
2013, May Digital gaming in Malta - Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology game seminar (Paola, Malta)
2012, November Artificial Intelligence in games - University of Malta (Msida, Malta)
2019 Guest lecturer, Videogame design and development with Unity - University of Malta (Msida, Malta)
2012 - 2015 Guest lecturer, Game design and theory and Game programming - University of Malta (Msida, Malta)