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deGendering Games: Towards A Gender-Inclusive Framework For Games

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Despite the dramatic growth of gender and games research, many challenges remain in designing a more gender-inclusive game. This article addresses the problem of differences in gender preferences in gameplay, conflict resolution, response to stimulation, rewards, genre, content, environment and design features. These unresolved issues have created gaps in designing a more gender-inclusive game. This paper argues a more gender-inclusive game is achievable by incorporating gender-inclusive components during the design process. The proposed framework defines gender-inclusivity in three key components: (1) genre, which indicates the type of game, (2) gameplay, which describes the game behaviour and (3) content, which describes the game content. Some applications of the framework are outlined.

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Ibrahim, Roziana, Wills, Gary and Gilbert, Lester (2010) deGendering Games: Towards A Gender-Inclusive Framework For Games At IADIS International Conference: Games and Entertainment Technologies part of the IADIS Multiconference on Computer Science & Information Systems (MCCSIS 2010), Germany. 26 - 28 Jul 2010. , pp. 127-130.

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Published date: 26 July 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: July 26th – 28th, 2010
Venue - Dates: IADIS International Conference: Games and Entertainment Technologies part of the IADIS Multiconference on Computer Science & Information Systems (MCCSIS 2010), Germany, 2010-07-26 - 2010-07-28
Keywords: Gender-Inclusive, Games Design, Gender-Neutral, Game Framework, Video Game, Design Guidelines, Diversity
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 271564
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271564
ISBN: 978-972-8939-15-1
PURE UUID: 6f57753d-cc06-44d2-aa02-229116257a8b
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 19 Sep 2010 19:04
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:41

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Author: Roziana Ibrahim
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Lester Gilbert

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