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Puzzle Trouble: Women and Crosswords in the Age of Autofill | The American Reader
Essay on the numbers and experience of women in the crossword-making field.

A “pastime of privilege,” puzzle-making requires very specialized skills and offers very little compensation. In this sense, it’s remarkably well suited to the brogrammer culture skewered on shows like HBO’s Silicon Valley—spaces buzzing with mental agility and free-floating virginity. It’s not that women aren’t up to the challenge of tech-based constructing...but the decline in female puzzle-makers may be a symptom of the aesthetics of tech culture, not the technology itself.
geekfeminism  games  crosswords 
august 2014 by pfctdayelise
An Interview with Porpentine, Maker of Mutant Feminist Cyber Games | The Hairpin
"90% of making a game is dealing with the physical and emotional exhaustion of constant harassment, misogyny and transphobia in my field. The rest is where I come in."
geekfeminism  games 
january 2014 by pfctdayelise
Manic Pixel Dream Girl
Manic Pixel Dream Girl is a four-part series of comics about growing up as a videogame-playing girl.
geekfeminism  comic  games 
september 2013 by pfctdayelise
Modest crowdfunding campaign to make an interactive fiction game called "Choice: Texas".
geekfeminism  crowdfunding  games 
september 2013 by pfctdayelise
Just making things and being alive about it: The queer games scene | Polygon
Lim is the work of Merritt Kopas, a queer woman who, among other talents, is a game designer, writer and photographer. Kopas spent two months creating Lim in the program Construct 2.
games  queer  twine  indie  geekfeminism 
may 2013 by pfctdayelise
Shallow Thoughts
I've written in the past about Python GUI programming using the GTK and Tk toolkits, and several KDE fans felt that I was slighting the much nicer looking Qt.

So my latest article on Linux Planet, Make Pretty GUI Apps Fast with Python-Qt, shows how to develop a little poker game using the python-qt toolkit.
python  games 
january 2010 by pfctdayelise
Invent with Python
"Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python" is a free e-Book that teaches you how to program in the Python programming language. Each chapter gives you the complete source code for a new game, and then teaches the programming concepts from the example.

"Invent with Python" was written to be understandable by kids as young as 10 to 12 years old, although it is great for anyone of any age who has never programmed before.

This second edition has revised and expanded content, including using the Pygame library to make games with graphics, animation, and sound.
python  games  books 
january 2010 by pfctdayelise

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