Meet Our Neighbors: Ana Acosta-Ruiz

Learn more about our digital production assistant, Ana! Ana supports both the development and maintenance of all digital games.

Tell us about yourself and your role as digital production assistant.

I work across all of our shows’ digital presence, be it their website, games, or apps. Of the 5 shows we’ve made, the spot for my favorite one is tied by Alma’s Way and Donkey Hodie. Each show appeals to different parts of me - Alma is a clever little puertorriqueña, just like me! Donkey, on the other hand, captures all the whimsy and magic of childhood. I love them both!

What was your favorite video game growing up?

I have to pick just one…? My favorite games were Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing, both on the GameCube, and Kingdom Hearts on the PlayStation 2. Even then, I loved a game’s ability to tell or create compelling stories, a key feature for determining if I will like a game or not. Recently I have been playing Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Stardew Valley, and Rune Factory 4 Special.

What do you like to do when you're not working?

Other than playing video games, I love spending time with my partner, Austin! We’re both very crafty and artsy people, so we’re in the process of painting and decorating dice boxes in honor of his new Dungeons and Dragons campaign!

What is your favorite thing to do in the summertime?

Being outside! I’m not a very outdoorsy person, but every week I look forward to going to the local park for their Saturday morning farmers market. I also check out pet adoption websites semi-frequently - if I had a puppy to take on long walks and adventures, that would be my #1 favorite summertime activity!