Join Brenda Romero for an in-depth discussion in this video Who were your inspirations when you were starting?, part of Game Design Careers with Brenda Romero.
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- As a woman in the game industry,…I don't want to say that I'm a rarity,…but it's not like there's tons of women.…The game industry is predominately male,…and at least in the States, it's predominately white men.…However, there has been a push.…You can see it even in our conferences, say for instance…the game developers conference.…You can see a push toward diversity, not just among people…who make games, but among the things that are represented…in games, the topics, the types of character selection.…
Can you pick somebody who looks like, can you…create somebody that looks like you?…Can you create somebody who is your gender?…Can you create somebody that is your,…that matches your sexual identity?…And these are questions that years ago, we may not even…have considered, I mean our biggest consideration was,…we've made PacMan, how about a Ms. PacMan?…Or in some cases, people didn't even bother…to include, can I be a woman, I want to play,…why can't I be a female fighter?…Our biggest diversity was, do you want…
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