×

Game Developer Robin Hunicke to Appear on ‘Project Runway’

Game developer Robin Hunicke is appearing as a guest judge on Bravo’s “Project Runway” next week, she confirmed in a tweet on Friday.

“Cat’s out of the bag!” she said in response to a games editor who posted about her appearance. “Next week, I will appear on @BravoTV as a guest judge on the fabulous #ProjectRunway — with a couple of other amazing ladies of gaming to boot!”

The episode, which airs on Thursday, Apr. 18, tasks contestants with creating their own powerful female video game characters.

Hunicke began her career at Electronic Arts, where she joined developer Maxis to work on “The Sims 2: Open for Business.” After that, she became lead designer for the Nintendo Wii title “MySims” and producer on the Wii puzzle game “Boom Blox.” After leaving EA, she joined Thatgamecompany as a producer for its critically-acclaimed adventure game “Journey.” She’s currently the CEO of Funomena and a professor at UC Santa Cruz.

“I was honestly floored to be invited,” she tweeted about her “Project Runway” appearance on Friday. “The whole cast and crew were even more fabulous than I imagined. Always been a fan of the show and really love what @karliekloss stands for with her work in STEM/STEAM.”

“Project Runway” is currently in its seventeenth season. This year, long-time hosts Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum have been replaced with former contestant Christian Siriano and model Karlie Kloss. In her review of the new season, Variety’s Caroline Framke called it “a warmer, fuzzier ‘Project Runway’ that wants to be for the people instead of decreeing the grand laws of fashion from somewhere above them.”

Popular on Variety

More TV

  • TV News Roundup: Netflix Drops Trailer

    TV News Roundup: Netflix Drops Trailer for Ryan Murphy's 'The Politician' (Watch)

    In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix has drops the first trailer for “The Politician,” and “Killing Eve” adds two to its cast for season 3.  CASTING Harriet Walter and Danny Sapani, both alums of “The Crown,” are set to join the cast of “Killing Eve” for its third season. British writer Suzanne Heathcote, whose past credits include [...]

  • Lady Gaga

    Variety Earns 14 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Award Nominations

    Variety has received 14 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie award nominations for its coverage of the entertainment industry over the past year. The awards gala, which will take place at The Hilton Midtown in New York City on Oct. 30, celebrates publications that have demonstrated impressive investigative journalism, in addition to thoughtful digital and print design. [...]

  • Disneyland

    Disney Shares Slip Amid Reported Whistleblower Allegations of Inflated Revenue

    Sandra Kuba, a former senior financial analyst for Disney’s revenue operations unit, says she has filed a series of whistleblower tips with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging that the entertainment conglomerate repeatedly and systematically overstated its revenue for years, according to a MarketWatch report, by as much as $6 billion in a single [...]

  • Bob Bakish Joe Ianniello

    ViacomCBS Sets Board Members; Bob Bakish, Joe Ianniello New Deals Disclosed

    ViacomCBS has unveiled the 13 members of its board of directors and details of new employment contracts for president-CEO Bob Bakish and CBS chairman-CEO Joe Ianniello. The disclosure came Monday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, six days after Viacom and CBS at long last set an all-stock merger agreement valued at [...]

  • Carrie Underwood, left, and Reba McEntire

    CMAs Make Hosting Change: Brad Paisley Exits, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire Are In

    The CMA Awards have had the most consistent hosting situation of any music awards show in television, but 11 years after installing Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood as the reliable faces of the telecast, even ABC and the Country Music Association have decided it’s time for a switch. Come Nov. 13, Underwood will return for [...]

  • Ava Max iHeartRadio Wango Tango, Portraits,

    Megan Thee Stallion, CNCO, Ava Max to Perform at VMAs Pre-show

    CNCO, Megan Thee Stallion and “Sweet but Psycho” singer Ava Max (pictured) have been added to the performer lineup at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The three will take the stage during the VMAs’ red carpet pre-show, hosted by Terrence J and Nessa. Zara Larsson will join the two hosts as a special correspondent. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content