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Mother-Daughter Duo Creates the Representation Lacking For Black Girls With New Gaming App

As the gaming community and industry continues to grow, the call for more inclusion of Black/POC/women characters and creators increases as well. According to a study published by Statista , women make up nearly 41 percent of U.S. gamers, while the International Gamers Developers Association reports that only 1 percent of individulas working in the game industry are Black. Even more so, racial representation in games is lacking as well as Black characters only comprised 10.7 percent of those observed in 150 of the most popular titles, according to a 2009 study reported by TechCrunch . In an effort to combat these low statistics, a Black mother decided to introduce her daughter to games that reflected what she looked like to help build up her self-confidence. Yvonne Oatley — founder of mobile gaming app Frobelles — developed the game alongside her daughter Alyssa, who helped design the characters and create elements for the game.   View this post on Instagram   Cute outfit Coco! ?...

Nov 10, 2020