Speaking to OXM at the Kodu Kup final, a game development competition for UK school students, Lionhead's creative director Gary Carr has predicted that workforces will be "pretty much 50-50" male and female, a decade or so from now.
Nothing wrong with that. I can dig it. Bring on the ladies.
Well, Julie Larson proves she's doing a better job than Mattrick.. I don't want to be sexist either. But I really couln't imagine that half of gaming developers are women.
Well a mentally challenged goldfish could prove it's doing a better job than Mattrick, so I think we'll have to wait and see on that one.
They won't if you don't get off your arse and hire them, Carr. Good thoughts, though.
The 55% stat holds no ground because it includes girls who play the likes of Candy Crush and call themselves gamers. I'm not going to get into whether or not they are real gamers but those are not games which are going to make women think they want to be developers. My only regret in doing an IT related degree is that there is very few girls in the course compared to guys. It's the same across almost all courses to do with IT and programming. The women just aren't there. I do expect there to be an increase in the future but in the next ten years there will not be a huge change to the number of women who decide they want to be game developers.
Yea the women aren't there in that field. Software, electrical, digital engineers is something females don't look for.
A lot of the guys who develop games today are the kids who played games during the 70/80/90s. Not just playing games, but playing round with the hardware or learning how to program. Unfortunately girls haven't been as interested in that sort of thing. This is changing, but it will be many years from when you have girls playing round with computers as a hobby to women wanting to get into the industry.
I doubt it, the gaming industry is always seen as a male workspace....it's just one of those things. I'm not saying females aren't welcome that would be a horrible thing to say, there's some great female gaming figures in the industry right now like Amy Henning or Jade Raymond but I can't see more females joining a workspace which is mostly run by males for males. I mean the main target for videogames are males in a away. It's like a man training to become a nurse, nothing wrong with it but when it's viewed on the outside you see that nurses are usually viewed as a female profession, it's a female workspace....if you get what I mean. I think we are pushing too hard for this "equality" thing in this industry when it really it won't make a difference if a game your playing is made by a male or female. The only thing which will come out of it is you'll get this equality crap where videogames will be said to be too violent, dark, extreme or how males are always the main character where the females are "sexed up" by most female developers speaking out about the industry they're in.
The main target for video games aren't males. The main target for video games are gamers. We need to stop trying to draw seperate lines.
They kind of are Maybe now things might be changing a little bit but deep down males are still mostly the target. Look back when consoles first came out and were evolving, when we had stuff like the NES, SNES, N64, SEGA MegaDrive and even the PS1. You always had that stereotype about "guys and their geeky computer games" and games were always associated to males because thats who the target was at the time and it's the reason why the industry is mostly full of men. I'm not saying no females bought any games back with the NES/Megdrive/PS1 etc but not as many as you see now because of how the Wii made gaming mainstream and casual back in 2006....thats the main reason why females are more interested in games now, not because of what they were/are but because of how mainstream they've become. Look at the PS1 for example, grey, bulky, bland looking....not something you would do to attract females to it while on the other hand males at the time were more interested about the tec inside and what it could do rather then the look.
Who really cares? As long as it's a kickass game, I'll give respect to the creators and devs.
i wouldn't be so sure i don't think i would like any games made by a woman its going to have too much opera type of crap they will turn video games in to video reality no thanks
Then you probably won't like some of the Uncharted Games, since a woman was the writer and creative director.
@KonsoruMasuta Indeed. That same director was also behind the Soul Reaver games in which you play as a vampire wraith slashing demons apart and absorbing souls. That's probably too feminine for a real macho man like nosferatuzodd.
As long as these women aren't feminists they're welcome to make any game.
I still don't see how is that even matter, whoever want to do it, just do it. We see many women on high post of game development and thats great, but forcing this seems stupid. Do whatever you want lads and gals...
Good plan, they shuld just make sure they are fully qualified and up to it.
So? I am a man and have worked as a developer(not games) for about 14 years now and have worked with many female developers. They are every bit as good as the guys are and in some cases better.
Wow, that's a lot of sex changes.
P is Power.
Todd howard steps down to his wife marry howard with her new title "the teen scrolls" period of the dunmer
Finally! Maybe then we'll get some anatomically correct BARBIE games to play!
Oh god now all games are going to be Candy Crush and Cooking Mama! Jk jk, but really
Dont care. Make me good game please and thank you.
I guess Beyonce was right when she said “who run the world GIRLS”...actually we need more ladies like jade raymond in the industry..
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