Author Archives: SarahBeck


SarahBeck

Currently works as a software developer of EA. She has a BSc in Computing Science and enjoys JRPGS, anime, and Ruby on Rails. You can find her on Twitter at @sarah_bytes. Opinions are my own.

How do I get into the Games Industry?

I have done several panels in the past few years and this is by far the most asked question. Just to clarify, I am inexperienced, but I am a [...]

Review of Calgary Expo 2015: Women in Games Panel and Other Cool Stuff

I firmly believe that getting out to a convention a year, especially for those who work or live their free time in geekdom, is extremely cat [...]

Feminist Community Building Panel at Geek Girl Con 2014

Last weekend I was able to attend the fantastic, feminist Geek Girl Con 2014. This is a place of magical girls and feminist friendly dreams [...]

A Survey of League of Legends Champions from a Gendered Perspective

The following is a statistical analysis of the League of Legends Champion’s character design from a gendered perspective. In this anal [...]

Whiteness as an Aesthetic in Japanese Games and Art

Lets start with Genji Monogatari. The tale of Genji is a piece of classical japanese literature written by lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu [...]

Exploring Gender Roles in the Virtual Dollhouse of Skyrim 

Dollhouses have been historically used as interpretive play spaces where the user can explore social constructs. The goal of this essay is t [...]

Women in Open Source

Image Credit: opensourceway. Open source is rapidly becoming one of the most influential communities of our time, but I have been noticing [...]

Can you DiG it? Women within Games Panel

This past Friday (March 14th) I was invited to speak on a Women within Games panel at the University of Alberta’s “Can you DiG i [...]

Bravely Default Review and “The Womanizer” Character Trope in JRPGs

For Valentine’s day I was gifted with a copy of Bravely Default. Released by Square Enix this game is the “spiritual successor&# [...]
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