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Session Name: Curiosity, Courage and Camouflage: Revealing the Gaming Habits of Teen Girls
Speaker(s): Ashly Burch, Rosalind Wiseman
Company Name(s): Hey Ash LLC, Queen Bees & Wannabes and Masterminds & Wingmen
Track / Format: Advocacy

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Overview: Wiseman and Burch will share results and assessments of a national survey of both girl and boy gamers showing the use, attitudes and impact of gaming on young people's social lives. The presentation will further share female players' opinions on character representation and storyline in relation to their own experience playing a game. Do they feel represented in the characters and story lines? Do they want to be? How does the sexualization of female characters affect them, if at all? How do they feel about the current landscape of female characters in games? What games make them feel most inspired and engaged? In addition, the opinions of boy players will be shared about female representation, as well as their opinions of the gaming habits of their female peers.

GDC 2015

Ashly Burch

Hey Ash LLC

Rosalind Wiseman

Queen Bees & Wannabes and Masterminds & Wingmen

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