Untapped Potential [ COMIC ]

So, I was reading an article on Joystiq about a panel that was held as SXSW (South by Southwest) called Gaming as a Gateway Drug: Getting Girls into Technology. From there my mind recalled another article that I read last year called How to get your Girlfriend into Gaming. And that just made me think of games that could “potentially” be created to appeal to the female gaming audience. And here we are…

So after a comic that will be seen less as a blatant parody and more as male chauvinistic, I decided to post my solution for getting females into gaming: create good, strong, fun games. Just like Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” Look at Tetris and World of Warcraft. Both of those games have had a lot of success with female gamers. Why? Because they are both genuinely fun.

Remember, just because women are willing to settle when it comes to their significant others that doesn’t mean they’re willing to settle on what video games they play. When it comes to this, they actually want quality.

I also enjoyed the mockup logos that I created so much that I made desktop versions of them for people to download:

Maid of Honor (1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768)
Mall of Beauty: Modern Wardrobe (1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768)
Shoes: The Video Game (1600 x 1200, 1024 x 768)

Update: Rob P mentioned a really good video on College Humor that was very appropriate to this comic. So, I decided to add it here: