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The struggle to bring more women into game development

from Kokatu

From July 20: Gary Gygax, biological determinist and creator of Dungeons & Dragons, once told a reporter for Icon magazine that "gaming in general is a male thing ... Everybody who's tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women." The women who contributed to the new essay compilation "Women in Game Development," out July 1 by CRC Press, heard Gygax's sentiments echoed both in their heads and in game publishes' conference rooms. "Women in Game Development" is a compilation of 31 essays by women in the game industry, from community managers to hardcore coders, for women who want to enter the game industry. more

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