Silicon Sisters starts up
Veteran-led all-female studio creating casual games from Vancouver
A new Vancouver developer has pledged to create games by women, for women.
Created by industry veterans Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch and Kirsten Forbes, Silicon Sisters will work on casual and social titles aimed specifically at a female audience - noting that this comprises 40 per cent of today's gamers, according to ESA reports.
Bailey Gershkovitch was formely COO at Deep Fried Entertainment, heads up the Vancouver branch of Women In Games International and is on the GDC Canada panel, while Forbes was executive producer at Radical Entertainment.
"Weíre not interested in 'pinkifying' games, which is how girl games are typically designed," claimed CEO Bailey Gershkovitch. "Itís no coincidence that the games I and many other female gamers are most drawn to have had women involved in their development.
"Girls and women game differently than boys and men. Silicon Sisters has studied these differences so we can make games that truly appeal to and resonate with the female audience."
Added COO Forbes, "PC online gaming is up, social networking has become pervasive, and mobile platforms are ubiquitous. Women are adopting games on these platforms in droves. Itís time to get serious about delivering quality games into this burgeoning market."
Silicon Sisters currently has two PC and mobile games in development, and is seeking publishers.