Women in game development : breaking the glass level-cap /
edited by Jennifer Brandes Hepler.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]
xiii, 223 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
113894792X, 9781138947924
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Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]
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Introduction -- Brenda Romero -- Rebecca Ann Heineman -- From the Beginning -- Judy Tyrer -- Brianna Wu -- Karisma Williams -- It Starts in the Classroom: Women and Computer Science -- Jane Ng -- Kimberly Unger -- "You Must Be an Artist": Stereotypes and Realities about Female Game Artists -- Laralyn McWilliams -- Elizabeth LaPensée -- Elizabeth Sampat -- Erin Hoffman-John -- Don’t Girls Hate Combat?: Variety in Game Design -- Jennifer Brandes Hepler -- Sheri Graner Ray -- Write What You Know: How Female Writers Expand a Game’s Audience -- Megan Gaiser -- Kari Toyama -- Good, Fast, or Cheap: What Does a Game Producer Do, Anyway? -- Katie Postma -- Donna Prior -- "Just a CM…": Why Community Management Is Judged So Harshly -- Sheri Rubin -- The "Average Player": How Game Testing Departments Can Bias Their Results -- Leigh Alexander -- Mattie Brice -- Anita Sarkeesian and Laura Hudson -- Conclusion.
"Features: Experience the unique stories of nearly two dozen female game developers, from old-school veterans to rising stars; Understand the role of women in videogames, from the earliest days of development to the present day; Hear first-hand perspectives from working professionals in fields including coding, design, art, writing, community management, production and journalism; Get tips for how to be a better ally and make your company and teams more inclusive; Learn about the obstacles you face if you’re an aspiring female developer, and how to overcome them. Meet the human face of some of the women who have endured the industry’s worst harassment… and kept on going..Videogame development is usually seen as a male dominated field; even playing videogames is often wrongly viewed as a pastime for men only. But behind the curtain, women have always played myriad important roles in gaming. From programmers to artists, designers to producers, female videogame developers endure not only the pressures of their jobs but also epic levels of harassment and hostility. Jennifer Brandes Hepler’s Women in Game Development: Breaking the Glass Level-Cap gives voice to talented and experienced female game developers from a variety of backgrounds, letting them share the passion that drives them to keep making games."--Publisher's website.
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