Stephanie Bryant at over at Mortaine’s Blog does a long takedown of some misconceptions about women’s experiences as writers, creators, and designers in the gaming industry. She talks about pay gaps, time and energy, and access to game education. Check it out!
Paizo is hiring a developer! Better yet, they are hiring using blind application and writing test methods to ensure the hiring process lacks gender bias. And best yet, they are actively inviting women and non-binary folks to apply. There’s a beautiful post by Jessica Price at Bedside Notepad about it:
“So put aside your impostor syndrome. Stop telling yourself that you don’t have the experience or the talent or the qualifications — I guarantee you there are a ton of guys who are less qualified than you who aren’t telling themselves that — and stop worrying that we’re going to think you’re presumptuous or silly for applying. We’re not.
And believe me when I tell you this is one of the good ones. You’re not going to make as much as you might in video games — tabletop’s a different industry — but you will have more creative input than you’re likely to get in your first job in video games. You’ll also have Wes Schneider, the single best manager I’ve ever worked with, as a manager. You’ll have a great team around you, full of people who genuinely want to make great games and want to work with you instead of competing with you. You’ll get to work with awesome freelance writers like Amber Scott and Crystal Frasier. You’ll have the chance to hone your craft in a supportive environment. I’ll be there and I’ll have your back.“
If you’ve dreamed about being a professional RPG developer, maybe you should apply!
It’s time for more stories, more glory, and more awesome with the Standard Action Season 3 Launch on November 18! Follow your favorite characters Edda, Wendy, Martin, and Fernando as they find new adventures. Last year we interviewed the ladies of Standard Action and they had a lot to say about the show and their experiences as women in gaming and media. With their tremendously successful Kickstarter they’ve put together something new and fantastic for us to enjoy. We here at Gaming as Women are looking forward to seeing more Standard Action on the tubes and hope you are too! Check out the show at http://www.standardaction.com/