Date: 02 September 2021

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Female gamers and game developers are on the rise. In 2020, women made up nearly 41% of all gamers in the United States. In Asia, which accounts for 48% of the world’s total gaming revenue, women make up 45% of the Asian gaming population.

Closer to home, the gaming industry in South Africa alone has undergone a massive growth spurt over the last 5 years, but the participation of women players in this lucrative sector is only at 7%. On the upside, women are beginning to make their presence felt in the gaming industry as coding and creative digital entrepreneurs. The number of women-led studios and women-inspired games are growing, and a range of new market and industry opportunities are opening up for women in SA.