Inspired by Carrie’s comment to my previous post, as well as discussions among the women at our Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat dinner at GDC, I would like to initiate a new game: The Most Ridiculous Gender and Game Design Story Challenge.
The instructions are quite simple: Share with us the most silly, insulting, comical, ironic or otherwise ridiculous story you have about gender and game design, involving either men or women. This competition is open to men and women, professional designers, students and professors. Rant, rave, get it off your chest. No flaming please, no personal attacks. You can post anonymously and use pseudomyms if that makes you feel more comfortable. Just tell a story, and let it speak for itself.