Developer Brianna Wu flees home following death threats

Giant Spacekat co-founder harassed via Twitter and 8chan
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Boston-based games developer Brianna Wu was the latest victim of online harassment, with the levels of abuse prompting her to flee her home over the weekend.

Wu is co-founder of all-female indie studio Giant Spacekat, the developer behind ambitious mobile RPG Revolution 60.

She posted on Twitter that she and her husband had received a slew of threatening tweets – one of which identified the couple's home address – and called the police before leaving home, according to Kotaku.

You can see the tweets below, but be warned – they are highly explicit.

Wu also received abuse from pro-Gamergate site 8chan after tweeting against the hashtag campaign.

A string of female developers have received online harassment and death threats in the last two months, including Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn and Feminist Frequency writer Anita Sarkeesian.

Here are those tweets:

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