Portal dev Kim Swift urges action to tackle industry sexism

Craig Chapple
Portal dev Kim Swift urges action to tackle industry sexism

Airtight Games creative director Kim Swift has called on women developers to tackle sexism in the game industry.

In a new blog post, the Quantum Conundrum creator admitted that sexism is a common occurrence for many women in the game industry, and said that the recent furore over twitter on the matter under the #1reasonwhy hashtag was just “the tip of the iceberg”. 

Swift went on to say that she hoped that being a success in gaming could help inspire young girls to make a career in the industry, and called on other women developers to be more visible and outspoken to help improve gender inequality, but admitted this could take as long as 20 years.

“This is a numbers game, people,” said Swift. “If you want diversity in gaming subjects: If you want a more fair, unbiased workplace: If you want the industry to just plain grow up: Then we need to change the makeup of our industry, because games are a reflection of their creators."

Sister site Develop has the full story.

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