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Australia is about to get a new exhibit to celebrate women in gaming


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Code Breakers is a new exhibition from the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), with the aim of celebrating the achievements of women in Australia and New Zealand.

This will be the first event of its kind and will offer a wide variety of games to play from established and emerging women in the Australian and New Zealand games industry.

These will include lesser-known titles by independent developers, upcoming releases, the big named and the well-known.

There will be everything on offer to try your hands at, from platformers and RPGs to racing games . All roles within the game industry, from directors to designers, will have their work featured.

The announced games to be featured at Code Breakers include Armello, Ninja Pizza Girl and Need for Speed: No Limits.

Katrina Sedgwick, Director and CEO of ACMI, says: "Code Breakers seeks to shatter stereotypes and celebrate the women who are breaking down barriers and building vibrant, creative careers within a global industry that is increasingly diverse. Our hope is that the industry will soon reflect the diversity of the gaming community it seeks to serve."

Sedgwick adds that although women making up almost 50% of game players, they account for less than 10% of the games industry.

Rebecca Fernandez, the game programmer who worked on the recently released titles Ticky Towers and Armello, expresses her hopes for the exhibit. "I think this exhibition is an excellent way to give Australians a peek behind the curtain of game development, and highlight that women are playing an integral role within the industry. I really hope it helps to inspire girls and women to begin making their own games.”

Code Breakers will be coming to the ACMI on July 25th. For more information, visit the ACMI website.

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