If you speak German, my name is Almud. If you don’t, you may and should call me Ally! I live in Vienna, Austria, a very beautiful and interesting city… and big enough to have gaming events/cons etc., but nowhere near enough for my taste.
This site hosts my blog, mostly in English on gender issues in games or other geek stuff. I play a lot of games – RPGs, adventures, simulations, more rarely strategy and shooters, and this is my prime source for posts. I can’t really help but pay attention to how gender issues are handled in games, so many posts will be about game heroines, portrayal of females in games, or women in the gaming industry.
I have written a Master thesis in Crossmedia Design and Development, which deals with aesthetic, immersive and transmedia potentials of different gaming platforms – see this post for some of the results.
I’ve been invited to write a few articles or give interviews on the topic, see press about more details. Contact me if you are looking for an author or speaker on the topic!
I am always looking for comments, game or resource recommendations, feedback – can be praise or criticism – from both male and female players. Don’t apply the stereotype of the “humorless feminist” to me… I am quite easy-going about it all.
Want to get in touch?
Let’s communicate: ally (at) auner.net
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