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TOPIC: Why are there so few female game developers?

Why are there so few female game developers? 04 Dec 2016 22:37 #11165

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This article discusses about the cause of the low number of female game developers in the gaming industry. It is very related to the assignment we have this week. It pinpoints that games are predominantly made by men because the percentage of male game developer is 76% as opposed to 22% of women, acccording to a study conducted by international game developers associations. More surprising, even within the female sector, they are responsible for departments like human resources, marketing and writing rather than programming or designing.

Online harassment on female game developers is a problem suggested by the article because this industry is male-dominated and some ignorant people may express patriachal and sexist comment regarding them, discouraging them from futher participating in the gaming industry. This is very lamentable and shocking because we are now advocating inclusion and diversity in every industry and we should aim to eliminate all stereotypes associated with certain profession.
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