More than Princess Peach: The History of Women in Gaming

Room 111

Saturday August 17, 2019 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Did you know women invented Centipede and the first graphic adventures back in the eighties? Women were everywhere from arcade games to art. Since then, there have been puzzle games, cooperative games, fashion games, and much more targeted for women and girls. Today, male and female gamers are roughly even in numbers. What are the differences in what they play? Have we gotten past the Gamergate trolls or are they still a problem? Come hear from creators and players to consider how the industry began in the earliest days and how it’s going now.