A few women at Sony Online Entertainment have created a group called G.I.R.L, Gamers In Real Life, which is a scholarship program to attract more young women to careers in game development. According to the Entertainment Software Association, 38 percent of gamers are female, spending an average of 7.4 hours a week playing. Yet, the number of women who are actually developing these games are very low.
“Though the number of women who play games is high, they represent just under 12 percent of the industry, according to the International Game Developers Association. By diversifying the work force, developers can create products that appeal to a wider audience.”
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The contest for the scholarship was to design a video game, here is the winner.