Yifat Shaik

logobroadcastArt Director, Game Design and  illustrator currently available for part time and full time contract work in Canada

Yifat Shaik is an Israeli born game designer and artist, currently residing in Toronto Canada. A Master of Design graduate from OCAD University in Toronto, her work and research focus on online game socialization, political activism in gaming and the creation of unique and evocative game worlds. When not teaching game design and 3D modeling in several different universities in Toronto, Yifat creates Unity-based interactive art installations and personal game projects under The Really Serious Game Company and Grove Collective.


TCAF, May 2016 – Real Army Simulator
Different Game Conference,  April 2016 – Real Army Simulator
Bit Bazaar, Winter 2015 – Real Army Simulator
IndieCade –  Real Army Simulator (part of the Dames Making Games Booth)
Boston Fig – Real Army Simulator
TeaCade – Real Army Simulator
Bit Bazaar, winter 2014 – assorted games
Bit Bazaar, spring 2014- Stalemate
Site 3 Pop-Up Shop – illustration work
ICON, Israel festival of Science Fiction and Fantasy- illustration work


Ookpixels, Profile and interview about my work by Nicole Pacampara
SkyBox Podcast, Interview about Real Army Simulator
I Want Your Job: Yifat Shaik, Library Innovator in Residence
By Kaitlyn Kochany
The 5 Best Games at This Year’s Boston FIG By Carli Velocci


“You Many Deaths are Meaningful” A-Maze Magazine, issue 3
“Subversive Humor & Games.”, Featured Blog Gamasutra March 11th, 2016
“The Aesthetics of Repeated Death”, A-Maze Magazine No.3
“Subversive Humor & Games.” First Person Scholar. First Person Scholar, 16 Sept. 2015.
Procreate App (illustrations work)
Lepracon Bi-Yearly Magazine No. 3 (illustration work)
Epilogue’s Master of Fantasy II (illustration work)

Workshop & Talks:

MIGS 2016, Talk, Player Agency Glitch and Mods
Make Change Conference, Talk, Teaching 3D inclusively
TCAF 2016, Micro Talk, Subversive Humor & The Absurdity of Real Life Experience
IndieCade East 2016, Lecture, Subversive Humor & The Absurdity of Real Life Experience
IGDA George Brown: General conversation about my work
Different Games Conference 2016, Track Chair
Eat Play Mingle, IGDA GBC
Dame Making Game Presentation. “Real Army Simulator”
Different Games Conference Presentation. “Subversive Humor in Games”
OCAD Digital Futures Graduate: Unity Workshop
Dame Making Games: Presentation. “Stalemate”
Dame Making Games: iPad Drawing Workshop


Dames Making Games- programming committee
Maker Festival 2015 Launch Party- Curating Dames Making Games Arcade

Contact information: Email: yifat @ yifatshaik.com or by this contact form:

I can also be found on twitter @yifatshaik