Despite the fact that women make up 50% of gamers in Canada, they remain deeply underpresented in development, in esports, and in other professional sectors. She Games is a programme designed to change this! It begins by telling the stories of women and girls in gaming of all types. Players, developers, influencers, streamers, and everyone between. She Games is our way to challenge stereotypes and change the conversation about women and girls in gaming.
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The Latest from She Games
Brandon has discovered a lot about himself through games. He met friends through games. He’s kept friendships through games. He’s learned social interactions through games. He met my wife through games.
In this article, we explore the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and its robust narrative foundation encompassing various psychological underpinnings regarding, not only characters but also the captivating storyline as a whole.
In this article, we hear about the relationship between gaming and creativity, how the former can drive and support the latter.
“Think back to the stories of your childhood. Consider your own, personal experience with these spaces, how you thought of their characters, how you imagined your own protagonist. There’s a good chance the grand adventure you imagine was not entirely something of the creators’ make - but rather, their backdrop combined with your own interpretation. This experience is wholly yours: and through it, you take ownership of your space in the setting”
In this story, we here how Michael explored the relationship between gaming and his religion. He credits conversations with a friend in helping him find a middle way.
Amy is a philosopher. And as a philosopher, she has found amazing links between philosophy and gaming. Here’s her story. “The truth is, over the years I’ve not only figured out that philosophy belongs in games and apps, but for the past few years, it’s been how I’ve made my living.“
In James’ story, we here how gaming was a comfort, a challenge, an outlet, and a motivator throughout his childhood and into becoming an adult. “I’ve had tons of experiences and I’ve realized that my relationship with video games keeps changing as I do, and it will constantly be in flux.”
In her story, Monica tells us how games helped her learn two very important lessons for life: persistence; and, the art of failing better. “Even if I fail, I learn from it.”
In the complicated world of causal linkages, the latest research by York University claims that violent video games show no link to violent and aggressive behaviour of its players.
Part of Do a Barrel Roll’s Demystifying the Science of Health and Gaming Series.
Jonathan grew up with games. And every step of the way, gaming was a way to stay connected with his brother, to learn, to grow, and to explore who he would become.
“Video games have and will continue to inspire and be nothing more than a positive force in one’s life, both cognitively and emotionally and, thankfully, the world is beginning to understand and come to terms with the fact.”
In partnership with the International Electronic Gaming Authority, Do a Barrel Roll is profiling the stories of some of the league’s players. Here’s Dwight, who grew up as a soccer fanatic, as a supporter of the Colombian team Atlético Nacional, as an avid follower of all the major European leagues, and as a player who regularly plays the sport with friends. So it’s not surprising then that one of his all-time favourite video games that got him into gaming in the first place happens to be FIFA.