Covers Women Want to See Meme

Covers Women Want to See

Whether it be those tiresome Girlfriend Lists or those hideous pinkified “girl games”, we women have been told time and time again what we want out of games and gaming. But how often are we asked to be the experts on that?

Well, now’s the time.

Over at Yudhishthira’s Dice, Brand does what you would think any sensible person would do if they want to know what women want out of something… he asks us:

Ladies, what RPG covers (or interiors) have you seen that involve a woman in the art that make you say, “I want to play that” or, just as good “I want to play her.” Or that make you feel like it is a game you could like, or be included in by a group of guys you’d never met and whose maturity you didn’t neccisarily know?

To help Brand get as wide a sample size as possible (and, really, because I think it’s a great idea), I’ve decided to turn it into a meme. The rules are written below. Behind the jump I will be posting links to the participating pages. It goes without saying that any submitted link that goes against the spirit of the meme will not be posted.

Meme Rules:

  1. Copy the text of the original challenge from Yudhishthira’s Dice and give a proper link attribution.
  2. Copy these rules exactly (including any links).
  3. Find images of game covers (interiors are okay, too) that make you want to play the game. Any kind of game — video game, card game, tabletop RPG, etc — is fine. Post them and include a short (or long) explanation on why the image makes/made you want to play the game.
  4. The original challenge is about finding out what women think about how game art is marketed and therefore it is targeted at women. I’d like to keep it that way, please.
  5. You can tag as many or as few people as you want. You do not need to be tagged to participate in the meme.
  6. When you make your post, please post the link on this thread so we can all see what others have said.

Happy meme-ing!

Participating Posts:

RPGS (Tabletop, LARP, etc):
I want to play that! [merrua]
“I Want to Play Her!” [Katie]

Video Games:
Covers that make me say, “I want to play that!” [tekanji]
The Women and Game Covers meme [rachan]
Meme: Video Game Covers I Want to See [100LittleDolls]
Meme: Game Covers that Sold Me [Lake Desire]
Cover Girls: Game Covers Women Want To See [Guilded Lily]
My First Meme: Video Game Covers I Want to See [Amy Reads]
Meme: Box Art That Makes Me Want to Play [Brinstar]

Potpourri:
Game Covers Women Want to See Meme [revena]

Call for Submissions:
On Killer Betties
On feminist_gamers
On feminist_fandom
On lesbian_gamers

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17 Responses to Covers Women Want to See Meme

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  4. This is great, tekanji!

    I did it, but of course I had a horrible time with Blogger (always when I’m trying to put images to a post) and now I’m encountering an error when I type in the url for the permalink. So maybe by tomorrow it’ll be fixed?

  5. tekanji says:

    100littledolls: I see what you’re talking about! I’ve grabbed the link and put it on anyway. Hopefully blogger will get the mess sorted out in due time.

  6. Sarah says:

    This cover had me buying the game without looking at the specs, for two reasons:

    1: “Hey that’s SHODAN!”

    2: “System Shock TWO????”

    http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/system-shock-2/cover-art/gameCoverId,37672/

    This probably doesn’t count, because a black box with “System Shock 2″ written on it would have had the same effect (SHODAN is just noticeable).

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  12. Katie says:

    My post is here! I think this is really interesting, by the way. Thanks for collecting all the links so we call all see them!

    http://www.pixiepalace.com/2007/03/29/i-want-to-play-her/

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