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WIGI E3 2013 Partnership Opportunities Available

Women in Games International has announced partnership opportunities for the fifth annual WIGI event at E3 2013. The organization is once again reserving the fabulous Belasco Theater for a night of entertainment, food, drinks, networking and fun celebrating S.T.E.A.M.–Science, Technology, Entertainment, Art and Music.

Click here to get involved! Http://tinyurl.com/E3WIGISTEAM

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GTFO Reaches Kickstarter Goal

Documentary about the online harassment of women gamers and game industry professionals to move forward

“I am just a casual gamer, so I was shocked about a year ago when a friend told me about the abuse that many female gamers and other industry figures endure on a daily basis. I immediately began researching and filming this documentary, titled “GTFO” in reference to the exclusionary response that many women encounter while gaming.”

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1319761157/gtfo

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-04-26-gtfo-dont-film-the-trolls?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=us-daily

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Gordon Walton: Publishers see devs as “replaceable meat puppets”

“…If there was a Making Game Companies For Dummies book, that should be the core of it – how important coherent teams are.”

 

Great article about the overall games business from a true veteran. A macro view of changes, business models and the truth about who knows what and what we all don’t know.

Click here for full article.

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Can More Women in Gaming Fulfill the Lack of Quality of Female Characters?

At GDC 2013 in San Francisco, a “women in gaming” panel included California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom; chief executive of Women in Games International, Belinda Van Sickle; and Sega’s Patrick Riley; among others. The main topic of discussion, which seems to always be the main topic of discussion involving women in gaming, was the urgency for the gaming industry to feature stronger women in their games instead of the norm – highly-sexualized…

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WIGI GDC 2013 Panel Press Release

Women in Games International will present a panel at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco focusing on the need to encourage more youth participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects. The panel brings together leaders from video games, government, and media organizations to raise awareness of the urgent need for a new generation to enter these fields to ensure a competitive economy in the United States.

“Our panelists have had experience creating everything…

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