Listen to this recent NPR story about gaming, and how although 40 percent of gamers online are female, the games are still created, designed and geared towards men. And that when girls are online playing, they get teased or treated like the “little ladies.” What’s up with that? As 17 year Dot Diva Jessica Cernadas says, this is “frustrating.”
Amen Jess, amen.
Designers tell us that games are still geared towards men, because, well more men play. It seems we have a little chicken or the egg issue here. The solution? Keep playing, stay smart and strong, and think about becoming a game designer yourself and changing the rules.
Have fun out there Dot Divas. And check out our new site…there’s a game designer on there you may want to meet….