Happy Sunday, friends! We saw quite a number of new faces join the community this week, which is always awesome. Hello and welcome! For those who don’t already know, I curate a roundup of all the posts featured in the past week as well as the top tweets from the folks fighting to make games culture a more inclusive, safer space. ✌ If you’re interested in joining our initiative and contributing thoughts/art of your own, check out our FAQ and Submissions page. We’d love to have you join us!
Let’s jump right in, shall we? Ellie kicked off Monday morning with her #GameDev Starter Pack, perfect for beginners trying their hand at making a game. Shel Shepard shared her experiences of online gaming and the inevitable harassment that comes with being a woman in that space. There’s also Jackie O’s fresh take on video games as an art form, given the fact that she was formerly a non-gamer. Apparently, I incited quite the interesting discussion with my critique on Sera as the stereotypical lesbian character, though my feminist piece on the new Game of Thrones installment from Telltale was way more fun to write. I’d also stop by Charlotte’s post too, as she artfully broke down the concept of gameplay and story for us.
Don’t forget to check out CastPixel’s spectacular pixel art for our Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr pages! We’re in love. 💕
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) May 29, 2015
The more you shame people for sharing their experiences, the more silence permeates. I want to hear everyone's stories, so let's not.
— Lil | Milktea (@_lilchen) May 26, 2015
After a lifetime of gaming, these are the games I own that have a female protagonist that isn’t sexualized. pic.twitter.com/WN78xQARDZ
— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) May 24, 2015
"If you don't like it, make your own!"
*makes my own*
"There's no demand for that!"
"THEY'RE ONLY BUYING IT TO PISS ME OFF!"
— Iron Spike (@Iron_Spike) May 26, 2015
And a special thank you to the following lovely people, who happen to be some of our volunteer writers! 💕
— Chachi BOO-binks (@ChachiBobinks) May 27, 2015
I've been a writer for @FemHype since the beginning (I think?) and I absolutely love it and EVERYONE SHOULD TOO.
— Emma Kidwell (@EmmaKidwell) May 27, 2015
I wanna get in on all this @FemHype love! I've never felt more comfortable sharing my words + experiences in an online space, tbh 😘💕
— °˖✧katie✧˖° (@gutterglitters) May 27, 2015