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Who makes the games in Australia? Men

Who makes the games in Australia? Men

According to this report from ABC in Australia, figures have been released from a survey of the game development industry which show that women represent just 8.7% of the gaming industry in Australia. But does that represent the entire development community?

This piece goes in depth on the issue of underrepresentation to discuss why the mainstream gaming business is overwhelmingly made up of men, while the hobbyist and indie game development scenes seem, anecdotally, to be far more inclusive.

Depressingly, the article says that the film and television businesses in Australia employ 39% and 46.7% women respectively, leaving gaming embarrassingly far behind.