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I Am A Gamer Event This Weekend

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Calling all gaming enthusiasts to join Cogswell alumnus, Tobiah Marks and Kenny Spade of Microsoft for a 48 hour “I Am A Gamer” Game Jam at the Microsoft BizSpark Lab.

I Am A Gamer is working to change the image of female protagonists in video games. Too often women characters in games are portrayed as weak and helpless or as the object of desire for the male characters.

The theme of this Game Jam is to, “make a game featuring awesome female protagonists.”

Since space is limited to 50 people, Game Jammers need to register through Eventbrite for the event that runs from 5:30PM on Friday, July 12 and ends at 9:00PM on Sunday July 14.

For more information about the event and some video suggestions to watch that help explain the issue, visit Facebook.