In a recent article on Mind Shift, there has been reportedly an increasing focus on building video games geared towards girls and women. A gaming-based studio in Vancouver, B.C., called Silicon Sisters is doing just that. This first female owned video game studio is committed to creating and building video games for women and girls by women and girls. Their first game, School 26, “must help the character build friendships and navigate the sticky, awkward and sometimes awful moral dilemmas of school. These range from power struggles to peer pressure, romance, betrayal, alienation, acceptance – all real and relevant situations that girls face every day.”
Although there is still a need for more games to be geared towards girls, the Silicon Sisters’ studio hopes this is a step in the right direction.