"The experiences of women may not be easy to portray in the aggressive world of videogames. If such a game is made - and I hope it is - it will be because its creators demanded to be heard. It will be created because women made it." (Source)
While the vast majority of video game titles are designed primarily by men, women have been a part of video game development
since the earliest arcades. Here are some of their games: [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder
on Dec 1, 2012 -
Released in 1999, The Rocky Interactive Horror Show
was a point and click video game featuring clunky gameplay and graphics that looked dated even by the standards of the time. Reviews were middling
, and the title soon fell into obscurity. But while nobody would ever call the game a classic, it did feature a few wonderfully weird treats guaranteed to drive any Rocky Horror
... [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler
on Oct 27, 2012 -
The First Hero
is a very short (~10 minutes) but wonderful point-and-click game set in the realm of the Greek gods, with lovely artwork and music.
posted by jbickers
on Sep 26, 2012 -
is a cute game wherein you use riddles to help you find all the Tanookies (whatever those are) hidden around your house. It's a neat little take on the standard escape-the-room fare.
posted by phunniemee
on Aug 14, 2011 -
If you enjoy games like Myst and Riven, take a crack at Cageling
. It's a good thing your prison is a luxurious rococo palazzo, because you'll probably be there for a while. [more inside]
posted by Quietgal
on Dec 3, 2010 -
Created by flash artist and graphic novelist Mateusz Skutnik
, Submachine is one of the class acts of the point-and-click Web-game genre. Mesmerizing, layered and absorbing, the latest chapter in the series has just been released. [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Feb 1, 2008 -
Escape from Detention.
It's the last day of school (well, yesterday was, technically) and you've been not just locked but trapped in the detention room; framed for a crime you didn't commit. You've got to get three crazy Canadjun youngsters out alive; but you can only succeed if you work together. Can you point and click your way toward victory? This game's fairly straightforward, but there are a few puzzles to make you scratch your head. Just about the right difficulty for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Found via jayisgames
(thar be spoilers in the comments at that link).
posted by Eideteker
on Dec 3, 2005 -