Documentary – Boys’ Toys?
A new documentary about women in videogames and featuring among others a couple of participants from the Nordic games industry was recently released on YouTube. Co-directed and co-produced by Elke Teichmann and Eef den Boer, the short documentary poses the following questions: Can increasing the number of women in the video game industry change the representation of the weak and hyper sexualized female character in video games themselves?
Anna Jelenius, assistant QA manager at Paradox Interactive and one of the participants in the documentary describes how she came to be involed with the project.
The documentary in full can be viewed below:
Featuring a cross section of advocates from the industry including Linnea Harrison (DICE EA), the half hour long documentary provides action points aimed at bolstering the positive representation of women within the industry.
Anna Jenelius voiced the need for more initiatives like this.