Elizabeth Sampat's Blog
Elizabeth Sampat is an award-winning game designer whose work straddles the tabletop and digital realms. Marie Claire magazine called her "The Game Changer" when they named her one of the "20 Women Changing The Ratio" in male-dominated industries. Elizabeth likes transmedia, storytelling, creator-owned games and art, and loves when the three all meet up together. Sometimes she talks about women in the industry, designed experiences, narrative physics and writes love letters to the medium at elizabethsampat.com. She is kind of a feminist, and definitely trouble.
There's no such thing as a neutral system. How do we discover our own biases, and why is doing so important?
This is a chapter from my upcoming game design book entitled "Empathy Engines: Design Games That Are Personal, Political, And Profound."
So many strides have been made towards re-forging our industry as a place that is welcoming to women. Unfortunately, we have a long way to go.
A brief history of racist tropes in high fantasy, and how Bioware gets it right.
On Gamasutra today, the annual salary survey shows a smaller-than-average wage gap between the sexes. On Polygon, an expose of the harassment women faces shows a larger problem. But the biggest problem in both articles isn't getting discussed.
This is the text of my GDC talk debunking the common myths that keep women out of the game industry. Spoilers: may advocate the violent overthrow of patriarchy.
Elizabeth Sampat's Comments
[Blog - 03/21/2016 - 02:19]
Hi Kate Thanks for the ...
Hi Kate Thanks for the clarification. I was going off of multiple news articles that came out at the time, including this one, which states at least 3-4 people in varying leadership capacities resigned. r n r nhttp://www.polygon.com/2013/3/28/4157266/igda-gdc-party-brenda-romero-resignation
[Blog - 03/27/2014 - 08:27]
Jenn, you know I think ...
Jenn, you know I think this post is amazing and important. And I wouldn 't worry too much about your audience it 's good that you 're talking to men, because as the comments show, Lord knows they need it.
[Blog - 03/24/2014 - 08:10]
Sorry, I should have called ...
Sorry, I should have called that out: it was a joke. THE INDUSTRY WAS NOT FOUNDED BY MEN. Ask Brenda Romero and Roberta Williams.