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Gamer girls : 25 women who built the video game industry  Cover Image Book Book

Gamer girls : 25 women who built the video game industry / written by Mary Kenney ; illustrated by Salini Perera.

Kenney, Mary, (author.). Perera, Salini, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780762474561
  • ISBN: 0762474564
  • Physical Description: 1 volume : illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press Teens, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"Discover the women behind the video games we love--from the iconic games they created, the genres they invented, the studios and companies they built--and how they changed the industry forever. From classic games like Centipede and Solitaire to popular modern games like Final Fantasy, Uncharted, and Halo, this book explores the work and history of 25 influential women in the video game industry and how their contributions ultimately built and transformed the medium that we know today. Gamer Girls explores each woman's contributions to the industry, but also their inspirations and hardships as they worked to create the games that they wanted to play. Including smaller sidebars about other influential women, a glossary, additional resources page, and stunning profile and spot illustrations of influential pixel queens such as: Roberta Williams (creator of the adventure genre) * Mabel Addis Mergardt (the first person to write a video game) * Muriel Tramis (the French "knight" of video games) * Keiko Erikawa (the creator of the otome genre) * Yoko Shimomura (the composer for Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts) * Rebecca Heineman (first national video game tournament champion) * Jade Raymond (builder of the modern game engine) * and many more"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12-18 Running Press Kids.
Grades 7-9 Running Press Kids.
Subject: Women video game designers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Video games > Design > History > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Killingly Library.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Killingly Library YA/920 Ken (Text) 34040143568240 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

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