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Games for Women, Games by Women

by Carol T Chung
on 22 February 2006

The Women in Games International held a half day event this past Saturday entitled Games for Women, Games by Women at the Fort Mason Convention Center. The event was composed primarily of panelist discussions about the types of games currently played by women and the types of games that appeal to women. Although no standard profile of the female gamer was determined (probably for the best really), some of the common game characteristics drawn from that which they play show that they prefer games that are easy to learn yet hard to master; they prefer games that start and stop with relative ease; and they seek games that are mentally rewarding rather than just the kill-kill-kill motivation. However even these game characteristics are not always the rule. More after the jump...

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