Girl Gamers

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Being male, I have always, wrongly, assumed that girl gamers were a minority. I thought most girls were too interested in gossip, make-up and celebrity news to be bothered with the latest Call of Duty etc.

Following an interview with Judy Tyrer, lead developer of Ever Jane, my mind has been opened. The reason people believe there isn’t many girl gamers is because as you start to grow out of Bratz and Barbie, there is nothing else there. How do we expect girls to be interested in Call of Duty, a game that didn’t even have a female character until the recent release, Ghosts?

On top of this, some girls enjoy a different variety of games which aren’t currently developed on a large scale by developers. My question is: Why is this, considering nearly half of the market are female?

According to The Entertainment Software Association’s 2013 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, which was conducted by Ipsos MediaCT, 45% of all gamers are female.

Is it that we just don’t know what girls want? Or because developers find it easier to stick to the genres that they are used to?

What are your thoughts? Drop a comment below.

– Callum

Source(s): 2013 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry

Callum Goss

Callum Goss is a current BTEC IT student who rarely talks about himself in third-person, loves games, tweets about random shizz, and believed he had invented the word ‘shizz’ until he Googled it.

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