Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play

Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play

By: Meagan Marie (author)Hardback

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Take a celebratory look at accomplished women in the video game industry, ranging from high-level executives to programmers to cosplayers. This insightful and celebratory book highlights women who helped to establish the industry, women who disrupted it, women who fight to diversify it, and young women who will someday lead it. Featuring household names and unsung heroes, such as Ashly Burch, Karisma Williams, and Emily Greer, each individual profiled is a pioneer in their own right. Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play also features penned essays that further illuminate topics affecting women in gaming-related careers, including short essays covering various topics affecting women in gaming related careers, including "Difficult Women: The Importance of Female Characters Who Go Beyond Being Strong," "NPC: On Being Unseen in the Game Dev Community," and "Motherhood and Gaming: How Motherhood Can Help Rather Than Hinder a Career" and more. The female impact on the gaming industry in the fields of design, programming, animation, marketing, voiceover are fully explored, alongside expert advice for young females looking to break into the gaming industry. Bonus features include a "A Day in the Life of" section, which provides an inside look at a typical day in the gaming industry across several vocations, including a streamer and a voice actor, and a "Character Spotlight", which highlights favourite women game characters, such as Lara Croft and Samus, and their significance in popular gaming culture.

About Author

Meagan Marie is an industry veteran with experience on both the press and production sides of making games. Previously at Game Informer Magazine and Riot Games, she is now the longtime Senior Community & Social Media Manager at Crystal Dynamics. Focused on the Tomb Raider franchise, Meagan has been responsible for establishing and evolving the brand presence on social media, engaging with fans online and at events worldwide, and acting as a studio spokesperson. Inspired to use her platform to give back, Meagan is outspoken on issues of representation in gaming and pop culture. She is also the founder of the Causeplay Shop, which uses her platform as an international cosplay guest to unite cosplayers and geek artists for sales that benefit charitable causes. Meagan's previous works include 2016's 20 Years of Tomb Raider and contributions to 2017's Playing with Superpower: Nintendo Super NES Classics.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780744019537
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780744019537
  • weight: 1156
  • ISBN10: 0744019532

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