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This June marks the second-annual Worldwide Game Development Month event. Much like the month-long novel-writing marathon NaNoWriMo, WoGaDeMo is an event that gives you a goal (make a game), a deadline (in 30 days), and a community to help you … Continue reading
The second installment of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is now online–again, after being briefly removed from YouTube thanks to some jerks flagging it. It’s the second video about the Damsel in Distress trope. Please be … Continue reading
Game Changer Chicago Design Lab seems like an interesting and worthy cause to stand behind here on The Border House. This initiative, run by Patrick Jagoda (game studies teacher at University of Chicago) and University of Chicago doctor Melissa Gilliam, … Continue reading
Gamasutra announced today that all content from this year’s Game Developer Conference is now available on the GDC Vault. The vast majority of the videos are for subscribers only, but there are a number of talks available to stream for … Continue reading
Last week, our own Mattie Brice launched re/Action, an online zine of critical games writing. The goal of the site is not only to become a safe space for diverse games criticism and storytelling from the margins, but to pay … Continue reading
I’m not sure what happened or where it came from, but one minute I was browsing Twitter, and the next everyone in my feed was playing Candy Box, a quirky ASCII browser RPG by computer science student aniwey. Punk Arcade … Continue reading
GTFO is a documentary project by Shannon Sun-Higginson that seeks to cover the experiences of women in game development, game journalism, and pro-gaming. There are a few things I like about this project. While the phrase “women in games” has … Continue reading
The first Tropes vs Women in Video Games video is here! It covers the history of the Damsel in Distress trope and the classic games that make use of the trope (over and over and over…). There is a transcript … Continue reading
We have featured Deirdra’s games in the past, but I wanted to bring up one of her older games, a little flash story called The Little Girl Nobody Liked. An interactive children’s book, it uses very simple gameplay to explore … Continue reading