"Professionals of Play cheerfully pays tribute to the indispensable work of those who have helped make the gaming industry a global success story, but not always received the credit they deserve."
Take a celebratory look at accomplished women in the video game industry, ranging from high-level executives to programmers to cosplayers. This insightful and celebratory book highlights women who helped to establish the industry, women who disrupted it, women who fight to diversify it, and young women who will someday lead it. Featuring household names and unsung heroes, such as Ashly Burch, Karisma Williams, and Emily Greer, each individual profiled is a pioneer in their own right.
Women in Gaming: 100 Pioneers of Play also features penned essays that further illuminate topics affecting women in gaming-related careers, including short essays covering various topics affecting women in gaming related careers, including "Difficult Women: The Importance of Female Characters Who Go Beyond Being Strong," "NPC: On Being Unseen in the Game Dev Community," and "Motherhood and Gaming: How Motherhood Can Help Rather Than Hinder a Career" and more. The female impact on the gaming industry in the fields of design, programming, animation, marketing, voiceover are fully explored, alongside expert advice for young females looking to break into the gaming industry.
Bonus features include a "A Day in the Life of" section, which provides an inside look at a typical day in the gaming industry across several vocations, including a streamer and a voice actor, and a "Character Spotlight", which highlights favourite women game characters, such as Lara Croft and Samus, and their significance in popular gaming culture.