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    Default Is it Possible to Make a Video Game that will Attract Majority Female Players?

    just wondering... does anyone have any thoughts on that subject?

    is it possible to make a video game that will like make women as excited about that video game as much as it traditionally does for guy video game players? or is that just impossible?

    thoughts?

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    I'm not really a video game player. The game I play is Sims, and I know many women that prefer that over men. I'd go with something with those sorts of concepts. Or possibly a female lead.
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    There have been a few games popular amongst female. The various incarnations of The Sims have already been mentioned. "The Longest Journy" was also popular with them, as I recall. I actually quite enjoyed it myself, as it maade a change from blowing things up or hacking them to pieces with a sword - although that is fun too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerithria View Post
    The reasons people play games also tends to have a gender skew. EQII, the game mentioned, has traits that cater to an older female crowd (plus it's been around for years, and most of the younger males seem more apt to leap off to the Next Best Game). While females are good at the game itself, there is also a focus on role-playing and socialization/connection, whereas a lot of younger guys are into the "game/max the system" and accumulating personal power via levels and gear.

    I am playing Dragon Age right now, which definitely has the typical "game trappings" but also has some wonderful character dev and dialog and plot twists. I've just been used to MMOs for so long, it's odd and a little disappointing to be "alone" in the game.
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    I'm not into games but i do go through random phases where i get addicted to The Sims I love that game
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    The reasons people play games also tends to have a gender skew. EQII, the game mentioned, has traits that cater to an older female crowd (plus it's been around for years, and most of the younger males seem more apt to leap off to the Next Best Game). While females are good at the game itself, there is also a focus on role-playing and socialization/connection, whereas a lot of younger guys are into the "game/max the system" and accumulating personal power via levels and gear.

    I am playing Dragon Age right now, which definitely has the typical "game trappings" but also has some wonderful character dev and dialog and plot twists. I've just been used to MMOs for so long, it's odd and a little disappointing to be "alone" in the game.
    Ah, good point. Genre is probably also key: you tend to see more women playing fantasy games or RPGs (MMO or otherwise) than FPS games, which is a genre typically dominated by male players.
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