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The Long History of Women in Gaming (Infographic)

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Learn how women have been involved in the gaming industry since the beginning — it may surprise you.

By Jessica Schimm (Assistant Editor, Women 2.0)

Did you know that the game playing population consists 31% of women who are 18 years or older and just 19% of boys who are 17 and younger? Women also make up a large population of graphic designers. See how else women are involved in the gaming industry and meet women who have won awards working on games like SIMS, Halo, Assassin’s Creed and more.

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Jess headshotJessica Schimm (@JessicaSchimm) is the assistant editor at Women 2.0. She is a recent graduate of San Francisco State where she earned a B.A. in journalism and was the editor-in-chief of SF State’s Her Campus chapter. She has a strong interest in women’s issues and writes about them on her blog.