As we learn in a new survey from IGDA group, there are now twice as many women in the game industry than there were 5 years ago, in 2009.
While this is progress, looking at the chart above is kind of sad. Specifically, you can also glean from the report that 22 percent of professional game-makers are women, while 2% are transgender. The rest? Men, at 76% of all game development employees. It’s undeniably a very male-dominated industry. A fairer ratio of gender in the game studio has been called for by campaigns like #1reasonwhy, while Google’s Made with Code initiative encourages girls to learn how to code. It sounds like the message is getting out. Let’s hope this is a trend that continues.