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Male Sexualization in Video Games

Male Sexualization in Video Games

By Malin Lövenberg. The Elven Slave and Conan the Barbarian: In the end of 2012, I was to create a bachelor thesis in Game Design, and decided to study male…

Clench Your Toes and Plan for the Future

Clench Your Toes and Plan for the Future

By Caitlin L. Conner. “So, are you a model for the avatars?” “Actually, I’m the Production Manager.” The older man smiled and blinked at me as I hid my embarrassment…

Screen-play the Game

Screen-play the Game

By Cleo Whittingham. As a screenwriter with no notable credits under my belt, I began thinking about ways that I could showcase my writing.  I noticed that many writers were…

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

By Amy Phillips. If you had asked me five years ago to predict what my working life would be like today my answer would have been way off! I thought…

My Creative Processes

My Creative Processes

By Camila Fisher. Maybe the fact that I never considered game making as a career until it came to me by accident, was that for some reason I never really thought…

Listen and Engage

Listen and Engage

By Karin Weekes. Greetings! My name is Karin Weekes, and I’m Lead Editor for BioWare EA’s Edmonton and Montreal studios. I am so honored to be part of WIDGET’s launch! I’m…

Share the Knowledge, Spread the love

Share the Knowledge, Spread the love

By Cleo Whittingham. The world has never been more connected than it is now. More and more each day we’re seeing this emergence of people coming together to work, play…

Do-It-Yourself Answers

Do-It-Yourself Answers

By Meghann O’Neill. A case for appreciating choice and consequence through experimentation, rather than analysis. Reviewing videogames, as a freelance hobbyist, is about conveying critique alongside consumer information and, often, providing…

Waiting to Create

Waiting to Create

By Miellyn Fitzwater Barrows. I’ve worked in a creative field for over a dozen years, but I’ve only had a creative job for just over half of that. I expended a…

Gaming is Creative Freedom

Gaming is Creative Freedom

By Elizabeth Boylan. I’m an artist and a gamepreneur. Gaming has become very close to my heart because it allows me to express my voice and vision in a way,…