Yo, women like games too. But more often than not, it is the men who make the bets. Well, a new purse from the NYU Game Centerfinanced by the Barlovento Foundation, aims to change that. The scholarship will provide full tuition to three female MFA students over the next six years.
“The Game Center is a welcoming and supportive environment for all students, and I was particularly impressed by both the international and demographic diversity of our student body, and yet how few female students we had in my class. “, NYU Game Center alumnus and president of the Barlovento Foundation vanessa briceno said in a statement.
“All female applicants to the MFA program will automatically be considered for the scholarship, which will be awarded based on a combination of merit and need,” the school said in a statement.
Despite the gender disparity in game development, the NYU Game Center has produced several women making significant additions to the gaming world. Merritt Kopas. A game released in October, Disappointed, made by members of the NYU Game Center incubator, was created by two men and a woman. And last week No neighborhood exhibition two of the four designers were women.
So, like so many things in our very imperfect world, there are inequalities, but organizations like the Barlovento Foundation and the NYU Game Center are trying to make the world better for others.