Video games are a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry. Still, women make up only 20 percent of people working in the gaming industry. On top of that, most games these days are marketed to men and centered around very masculine protagonists. A new Atlanta-based game looks to challenge the stereotypes.
“PrinceNapped” follows a gutsy female character on a quest to save a dude in distress. The game is produced by a mostly female team at Ker-Chunk Games in Norcross, Georgia. We talk with Ker-Chunk CEO Molly Proffitt and CCO Leah Knighton. We also check in with Kate Edwards, former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association and Founder of Geogrify.