Back in ye olde days of the feminist gamer blogosphere, there emerged a meme. A meme which asked women gamers to give examples of game box art that makes them think, “I want to play that”. This question was originally posed at Yudhishthira’s Dice (blog now seems to be defunct), and tekanji maintained a list of blogs participating in this meme. Since tekanji has somewhat retired her own blog and probably hasn’t the time to maintain a list, I’ve decided to resurrect this meme here on The Border House. If you come across particularly cool videogame box art that makes you want to play the game, please participate in this series of posts! If you don’t have a blog, you can write a guest post at The Border House. For instructions on how to submit a guest post, check the contribution page.
First, a couple administrative details:
- I will link to all particpating blogs in this post, which you are currently reading.
- Any submitted link that goes against the spirit of the meme will not be posted.
- Please read the meme rules carefully.
Now, here’s how it goes…
Ladies, what RPG covers (or interiors) have you seen that involve a woman in the art that make you say, “I want to play that” or, just as good “I want to play her.” Or that make you feel like it is a game you could like, or be included in by a group of guys you’d never met and whose maturity you didn’t necessarily know?
- Copy the text of the original challenge from Yudhishthira’s Dice and give a proper link attribution.
- Copy these rules exactly (including any links).
- Find images of game covers (interiors are okay, too) that make you want to play the game. Any kind of game — video game, card game, tabletop RPG, etc — is fine. Post them and include a short (or long) explanation on why the image makes/made you want to play the game.
- The original challenge is about finding out what women think about how game art is marketed and therefore it is targeted at women. I’d like to keep it that way, please.
- You can tag as many or as few people as you want. You do not need to be tagged to participate in the meme.
- When you make your post, please post the link on this thread so we can all see what others have said.
- Check out the original home of the “Game Covers Women Want to See” meme!
- Dungeon Blue – Game Covers Women Want to See Meme – Mount & Blade: Warband
- Feylamia – Game Covers Women Want to See – Das Schwarze Auge [German]
- Bakka’s River – Game Covers Women Want to See – Emerald City Confidential, Portal, Mirror’s Edge, Dragon Age: Origins, Flower, Little Big Planet, Frogger Beyond, Dancing Demon, The Oregon Trail
- Pirate Joe Radio Show – Video Game Box Art – American McGee’s Alice, Spore, Mount & Blade: Warband