Programming is like nothing else out there. Especially if you’re working on a game or simulation, it’s like creating your own world. It is a form of creative expression. It’s a puzzle of logic (programming and structure), but also aesthetics (music and art), flow (finding just the right gameplay), and organization (software development). I love all of it.
Hi, I'm Rachel. I'm a software developer in Kansas City. I also like working on games and websites in my spare time. C++ is my favorite language, but I use a lot more than just that.
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No, what really bothers me about this project is that Sarkeesian’s has over $150,000 pledged and isn’t pouring over additional money into illustrating the troubles and successes of video games through a video game itself.
That would be an interesting concept, but that doesn’t seem to be her medium. Being a non-game-developer and having to figure out how to coordinate people to do the work for you (ie, those “Ideas Guys”) would just be an exercise in frustration.
Her education is in:
So, not really a computer science field, either. Making a game would be pretty intensive. Her medium she has the most experience is the written and video.
I do wonder about what I could do, as a female programmer, to make games with better characters (of either gender) and storylines. I’m not much of a writer, though, and I’m not really sure how to bring it up to my peers. So far my game ladies consist of well-clothed not-princesses. Except Unicorn Princess. She’s naked AND a princess. Oops.