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Entitlement

One of the problems I have with the outliers of game development and gaming culture is the feeling of entitlement and ownership that some people, primarily men, give voice to. I’m not sure if you’ve ever had the conversation around… Continue Reading →

Don’t Test Me

A thing that’s becoming more and more common in the games industry is design tests, especially for game designers and UX designers. I find there are several issues with this practice, so I’ll go over them, perhaps to my own… Continue Reading →

Ranting

My co-workers and former colleagues can attest to the fact that I often go on rants about the games industry. This is not because I dislike the industry or want to cancel games or because I have a feminist agenda… Continue Reading →

Games as a Culture Carrier

I had reason to return to Gary Alan Fines book “Shared Fantasy” about the social aspects of role-playing games recently. I didn’t get very far until the first reference of rape was made. Frequently male nonplayer characters who have not… Continue Reading →

Untapped Markets

During the entire Sweden Game Conference, two themes stood out to me. Untapped markets and a sustainable way to work and create products. The first part was particularly interesting. Women are around 50% of the audience for games now. There’s… Continue Reading →

Do Not Forget

It has been a while since GamerGate. In the industry, time has passed. There are companies and developers who no longer were part of that painful and horrific time. They reclaimed Pepe the Frog and have no idea what seeing… Continue Reading →

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