March 2013 – “Female Role Models”

This month we’re having a very special edition of Blogs of the Round Table. Don’t worry, it’s not like those episodes of Fresh Prince that tried to warn you off taking drugs: we’re running a series of features for Women’s History Month.

March’s theme is “Female Role Models”:

“Who is your female videogame role model? It could be a favourite character that you relate to, or a developer or writer whose work you admire.

If you don’t think that any character meets the role model criteria, then how can games better portray female characters?”

We want a wide variety of experiences this month: I’ll accept developer interviews (including podcasts and video features) this month as well as the usual written delights.

Please email us your submissions or tweet them to @critdistance and @agbear with the #BoRT hashtag.

Don’t forget the Rules of the Round Table:

  • Blogs of the Round Table is not curated. If you write it, we’ll publish it, as long as it’s connected to the topic.
  • NEW SUPER EXCITING RULE! Your blog does not have to be in English. If you submit a German piece I’ll try my best to read it; if it’s another language I’ll find someone else.
  • If your work contains potentially disturbing content, please include a warning at the start of the essay. Use your common sense.
  • You can submit as many articles as you like throughout the month, and it doesn’t matter if they are commercially published or available for free.

It’s been at least six months since I wrote about Bayonetta, so I’m looking forward to this one. Get writing!