Astrid is nominated by Peter Bruun, CEO at Triband with the following motivation:
Astrid should be recognized for her valiant efforts to spare the cats in WHAT THE GOLF? for coming to further harm. Besides being a savior of virtual animals, and the queen of cats, Astrid is also a fantastic and creative gameplay designer with a flair for the awkwardly comedic. Astrid started as a Tribander fresh out of school and was thrown down in the WHAT THE GOLF? hole from day one, Astrid has since worked her way up from the golf hole. Astrid is a passionate and extraordinarily creative gameplay designer with the design and technical skills to back it up. She’s really good at asking the right questions. She has a special talent for researching, analyzing, and prototyping new and crazy gameplay ideas - something that normally takes years to get good at just comes naturally to Astrid. Also, she has the best puns. With puns sprinkled on them.