Over two years in the making, last night Good Game ran a really well-made feature in women in gaming, and it's an absolute must watch. It might be one of the best segments I've ever seen on the show.
The topic: women only make up 8.7% of developers here is Australia. How can we change that? How can we get a broader stream of representation in the gaming space?
Bringing in interviews from local Australian female developers, academics, overseas developers, it's a really well put together piece. My favourite part? Hearing Giselle Rosman talk about the need for female role models to make themselves visible coupled with images from some of history's best known games made by women. In that sense it was part informative, part inspirational. From feedback I've heard, many young girls were watching the show with their parents and found themselves inspired to try and make games. That's pretty powerful.
I strongly encourage giving it a watch.