Picture it in your mind. Someone is furiously tapping buttons on a video game controller, as the characters roam on-screen running, jumping and navigating the course.
Well, what did you picture? Most people would say a young male — but a crop of women gamers say they’ve been there all along and are rapidly becoming part of, and being sought by, the video game industry.
“We’ve been getting more females playing games,” says Maria Vargas, a blogger by the name of La Chica Gamer, who is pursuing a career in video games and is currently attending Inter-American University in Puerto Rico to receive a degree in computer engineering specializing in software. “The video game industry is realizing games for women don’t have to be brain games or puzzle games.”
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