By Daniela Capistrano (Writer, Current)
Women of all backgrounds have the opportunity to thrive in the video game industry while changing the way that women and people of color are represented in games — but they need the skills, personal habits and networks that will support their career goals.
Students: Do not believe the myth that boys are better than girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). It’s not true. And although STEM skills are helpful in the video game industry – and female programmers are needed – you don’t need to know how to code to work in video games (but consider learning anyway!).
If you want to create video games, start doing it now by teaching yourself about the video game industry. Find ways to make learning fun and practice your developing talents.
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