Gender in games production (part 3): Genre

Does genre play a role in gender distribution? To determine whether there was any variation in the participation rates of each role between different genres I categorised each game as either action, Strategy or Roleplaying game (RPG). In this schema Action would include games where the player usually controls a single entity (vehicle, person, monster)…

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Gender in games production (part 2): Results for 100 games

So, what are the bloody results already? As expected, the overwhelming majority of people working in the industry are men. There is however uneven distribution across the different roles. In the below tables “Mixed” refers to situations where there was more than one person in this role, and at least one of them identified as…

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Gender in games production (Part 1) : Starting Points

For some time I’ve had some ideas kicking around for a possible, large project focused on gender, production and consumption cultures in gaming (though I may have missed the hype wave). To get a start and try to clarify what that project might look like, and where it might need to head, I decided to…

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