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3G Partners with Zidware to Enter Mosquito Race into STEM Video Game Challenge

3G Partners with Zidware to Enter Mosquito Race into STEM Video Game Challenge

Team Chi-Buzz, a group of teens girls who worked under the mentorship of indie game designer, Susana Ruiz (Take Action Games) at the 3G Summit, has just entered a playable prototype of Mosquito race into the national STEM Video Game Challenge where they are competing for up to $50,000 in prizes. Inspired by the Educate [...]

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3G Project and IAM Team Combine to Design and Release Glop Ogus, a game that challenges users to look at the world differently

3G Project and IAM Team Combine to Design and Release Glop Ogus, a game that challenges users to look at the world differently

In Summer of 2010, world renowned game designer, Tracy Fullerton served as a mentor for Team Awesome, a group of teenage girls at the 3G Summit (August 12-15th, 2010).  The original game concept was awarded the Audience Choice Award and the IAM Faculty Award. After Team Awesome put their brains behind Glop Ogus, the concept [...]

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Mosquito Race UPDATE with in-game screenshots!

Mosquito Race UPDATE with in-game screenshots!

The Game Mosquito Race is fun, challenging, scientifically educational and socially relevant. In fact, the team of girls was inspired by their own experiences in Chicago during the Summer of 2010 when an unusual combination of conditions led to a mosquito outbreak that in the end impacted their own lives. As they began their rigorous [...]

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The Problem of Self-Objectification

After going to Chicago’s latest Comic-Con ago its hard not to notice the objectification of women. What some people might not think about however, is the self-objectification of women.  Mindy shared a great article with me on the matter, from a panel presentation called “Oh, You Sexy Geek!”  The panel description:  Does displaying the sexiness [...]

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Being included in NHL 12…

Being included in NHL 12…

“…14-year-old Lexi Peters will be stick handling past men twice her size as she plays in the starting lineup for the Buffalo Sabres. Or the Vancouver Canucks. Or any NHL team the 90-pound left-winger chooses. Because when video game publisher Electronic Arts releases the latest edition of its popular NHL series on Tuesday, Lexi will [...]

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Why do girl gamers get so little respect?

Radio Rookies at WNYC is a youth media program that trains youth in radio journalism. This piece is done by 17 year old Jessica Cernadas and it’s awesome! Listen to it now! Forty percent of the people who play video games in the U.S. are female, according to the industry group Entertainment Software Association. But [...]

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The G-Team Speaks Out!

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3G Summit Panel

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Shira Chess

Bio Shira Chess is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University of Ohio, in the Department of Mass Communication. Her dissertation, A License to Play: Women, Productivity, and Video Games disentangled ways that themes of “productive play” often are a major part in how video games are designed for and marketed to women audiences. She [...]

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Kayla’s Polling Question

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Article and Announcement in IGDA Women in Games

Article and Announcement in IGDA Women in Games

The Women in Games chapter in the IGDA was kind enough to help us announce the 3G Summit in their newsletter. Not only that, but they featured an article by our own Mindy Faber. >|Check out the article here|<

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“She’s Got Game Blog” Interview with Amanda Dittami

“She’s Got Game Blog” Interview with Amanda Dittami

Amanda Dittami of the 3G Summit’s very own advisory team took some time to talk with the good people at the She’s Got Game blog site. Check out what she had to say about her work with the 3G Summit. Click Here to read the interview with Amanda Dittami

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Medill Reports Chicago: 3G Summit featured article

Mindy Faber talks more about the 3G Summit at Northwestern University’s news website called Medill. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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