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University of Abertay Dundee

WOMEN IN GAMES CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS 2005
PUBLISHED BY UNIVERSITY OF ABERTAY PRESS 2006
ISBN 189979618-5

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Women in Games
Conference Proceedings
2005

The University of Abertay Dundee
Published 2006
ISBN 189979618-5
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the written consent of the copyright holder and publisher.
Edited by Jim Terkeurst and Inga Paterson
Designed by Shona Norman
Published by University of Abertay Press

CONTENTS

Game Design

Improving the Narrative Appeal of Story-driven Videogames page 5
Robin Sloan, University of Abertay Dundee

The virtual toy box: Tailoring game-play and graphics to the female pre-teen market page 19
Kaye Elling, Blitz Games Ltd

Demon Girl Power: Regimes of Form and Force in videogames Primal and
Buffy the Vampire Slayer page 36
Tanya Krzywinska, Brunel University

I'm Motivated, Now Deliver What I Want! page 46
Lucy A Joyner & Jim Terkeurst, University of Abertay Dundee

Cultural Variation in Traditional Games' Publishing page 56
Martin Kane, University of Teesside

Designing for the Future: Inclusive Interactive Digital Media page 66
Susan A Wilson

Ordering the Field: Educational Game Studies page 84
Suzanne de Castell, Simon Fraser University
Jen Jenson, York University


Games and Gender

Just for the fun of it: Predicting attitudes towards technology by
Examining gender differences in gameplay page 92
Elena Bertozzi and Seungwhan Lee, Indiana University

Keeping it Real: Gender, Equity and Digital games page 106
Jennifer Jenson, York University

From Desperate Housewives to Hip College Girls: Studying the female Sims avatars page 116
Vered Pnueli, Brunel University

The Non-sense of Gender in Neverwinter Nights page 124
Hilde Corneliussen, University of Bergen
Torill Elvira Mortensen, Volda University College

The Battle for Screen Time: The Exclusion of Women and
Girls from the Video Game Industry page 144
Suzanne Freyjadis-Chuberka, The University of Texas at Austin

Computer games and sex difference page 154
Professor James Woudhuysen, De Montfort University, Leicester



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