Celebrating women in games gives hope for the future

Exhibits like Code Breakers: Women in Games represent hope for a new generation of women in the games industry.
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Multiple barriers stand in the way of women joining the games industry, in Australia and overseas. An industry with a history of sexism, and one that has historically been dominated by men, can be extremely intimidating for aspiring young developers. Despite these challenges, there are many women in Australia who’ve broken barriers within the industry, and helped to carve it into a more welcoming space.

While women make up just 30 per cent of game developers as of 2021, their impact on the global games development scene, and Australia’s local scene, is phenomenal.

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Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.