"Yes but, um, I've been thinking--"
"--You've been THINKING!? Now look here, I warned you about thinking. I've got a knob for this job, now let's get on with it!"
(sorry I just had to throw that reference in)
We all have those days right? Where your brain is going in circles and you end up totally stalled? Well, today I did some thinking, and I concluded that it was time to get your input on a big idea that I have.
When I'm not doing interviews for the doc, the majority of my work for She Got Game involves solitary things like organizing, researching, and planning. The same sites and big names always pop up, and frankly I get frustrated with some of the gaming resources out there. Not because they're not good, but because they rarely include diverse content continually created by new people.
You know what I really want? I want to discover some funky obscure projects+blogs+videos+reviews+podcasts+concept/fan art+games that so often get lost in the ooooooos of Google searches. A LOT OF YOU ARE ALREADY DOING THIS. Why not connect us all somehow?
Back to the big idea, I've been dreaming up a collaborative website for us.
Think Kotaku meets YouTube meets Reddit meets GameSpot, except that it will include you and your friends and any other woman who's into gaming in a curated, fun, visually exciting way. Ok fine, that's one hell of an aspiration, but let's dream about it anyway.
If you knew a webwizard (which I do) who wanted to build you that perfect online niche you've always wanted, what would that look like? I seriously want to know!
I've been looking at women and gaming websites for a long time now and here are some examples of what's already out there:
Women in Games
Casual Girl Gamer
Girl Gamer Vogue
So after taking a look at these, we want to know: What do you want!? Is there something lacking in the online communities and sites that are already out there? How can we build you the ideal online gaming playground for YOU? Fill out the survey if you want to have some input!
...And as always, feel free to email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other thoughts or ideas.
Peace, love and happy Thursday.