The world of online gaming is often very male oriented. With all the “shoot ’em ups” and war games there are many girls who feel somewhat alienated and as though they don’t have a place in the gaming community. That is not to say that there are not girls who thoroughly enjoy what could be perceived as very masculine games, however more and more girls are making their voices heard as asking for some real entertainment which is marketed towards them.
In general when they are looking for games for girls, females enjoy ones which are involved and which have a storyline behind them. Games which involve set tasks and working towards goals are very popular. Again this is somewhat of a generalisation as no two females are ever the same however females are making their voices heard and game companies have begun to sit up and really take note.
There are many online sites popping up all over the world which are solely dedicated to the girl gamer. This is symbolic of a real turnaround in attitudes and with the advancement of technology and the fact that virtually everyone has access to a computer and / or a games console then girls’ games are coming under the spotlight as there is a huge market out there.
All the old classics are being or have been reworked in order to present them to the modern day gamer who is very different to the gamers of say the 1990’s. In those days game playing was considered to be a very geeky pastime. Gamers were in a minority and gaming was not the huge trend that it is today. It was very much an area which boys and young men delved into but with the upsurge in technology, everyone can now access gaming and girls are loving it.
PC gaming is a huge hobby for girls and women both young and old, not only are there dress up games, boutique games, animal and love based games but there are also social interaction types of games which take the general likes and personality of girls into consideration. In general girls are very social creatures, this is part of their make up, from little girls playing with their friends and dolls to bigger girl shooting up lots of spaceships as part of a multiplayer set up. Girls love technology and games!
Another wonderful aspect of gaming for girls is that they can use this time as a stress release. For many individuals gaming is a way of escaping the stresses and rigours of modern day society. Over worked at school? Play a game and blast away those worries and cobwebs. Had an argument with a friend? Escape into the latest title in order to cheer yourself up.
Many online games can now be played through specialist sites where girls can register and play as many games as they would like. The handy aspect of this is that there are often many hundreds of titles to choose from under one electronic “roof” and that one log in will give access to these. Gaming for girls really is lots of fun!