Token Female Gamer

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Husbands who like to min/max, this is the game for you!

Hey Munchkin husbands everywhere, you are in luck. Play Prime World with your wife and get bonus stats!

The developers are trying to support mixed gender groups, yet are relying on Facebook account information to determine actual gender. Laughable and unreliable. Susana Polo of the Mary Sue summed it up best:

…the potential to incentivize seeing the players of the opposite gender as a statistic that needs to be maintained, rather than a basic fact of life (not to mention insensitivity to a spectrum of trans players). While that wouldn’t necessarily create an unequal situation in a population with equal gender ratios, in one with an admitted majority of men it has the potential to lead to players treating female players as a numerical advantage rather than fellow players, if the game’s balance favors these gender-based talents.

Read the entire article here.

Here’s an idea, instead of resorting to bribes, make a game that the ladies will want to play.

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2 Responses to “Husbands who like to min/max, this is the game for you!”

  1. Bill Says:

    Male game designers are intrinsically bad at figuring out what women want to play. Usually they seem to think slapping some pink on it will do the trick. My experience is that more puzzles are needed but I’m a guy. My first step would probably be to ask some women what kind of game they want to play.

  2. TokenFemaleGamer Says:

    I’m pretty sure they are beyond the point of changing the game. But yeah, just having more women developers wold help. Come on ladies!! =)