Women changing the game
More and more women are joining the games industry each year — as studio founders, programmers, writers, designers, and more. To celebrate International Women’s Day, here are some of our favorite games helmed by women.
A well-crafted and beautiful puzzle game, Monument Valley 2 tells a coming-of-age tale without a single word, woven seamlessly through puzzles. This is thanks, in part, to Adrienne Law’s efforts as producer, her first ever production role in games. Law’s talent and vision helped the 12-person team develop one of the most thoughtful and engaging puzzle games of recent years.More Info
Inspired by tales of Scandinavian folklore, Burly Men at Sea takes you on a journey across oceans as three big, bearded fishermen set sail in pursuit of the unknown. Developed by a wife-and-husband team, Burly Men at Sea’s charm lies in Brooke Condolora’s writing, art, design, and animation as creative lead. Her bold, geometric illustrations soften the game’s complex branching narratives, ensuring you’re enthralled each time you venture back.More Info
You may be no stranger to Words With Friends 2, the popular social word tile game, but you may not know its existence is owed to Zynga’s principal game designer Katherine James. James’ social game design skills really shine in Words With Friends 2’s slick presentation and excellent group play features, breathing new life into the word game genre.More Info
Travel around an extraordinary steampunk world, discovering strange new cities and characters in this Jules Verne-inspired, narrative-driven exploration game. Meg Jayanth’s 750,000-word script is the driving force behind this wonderfully replayable game. Jayanth’s words elevate 80 Days beyond its stellar gameplay mechanics and art style into something truly special.More Info
In Furistas Cat Cafe, every cat is inspired by a real-world feline, and it’s your job to match their personalities with cafe customers. Developed by a team led by managing director Zoe Hobson and creative director Emma Johansson, this ferociously fun management simulator lets you experience a more relaxing and enjoyable side to business management.More Info
Idle clicker game AdVenture Capitalist, takes you from a humble lemonade stand owner to an oil baron, all before blasting you off to commercialize space. While Emily Greer has led her company, Kongregate, to success since she and her brother Jim co-founded in 2006, it’s really been about helping many indie developers take their games into the stratosphere. Now, as company CEO, Greer is giving developers all the tools they need to grow their own businesses.More Info