Game Kitchen – Female Protagonist
遊戲廚房:女主角

17/2/22

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17/2/22

What’s your favorite game genre? Adventure, strategy, simulation, action? Did you know that in recent years, there is a newly-established genre or subgenre called “female protagonist”. A female protagonist game not only features female player characters, but also represents these characters in a realistic and in-depth manner.

17/2/22

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17/2/22

Concerning the new regulation of social distancing in Hong Kong. We are openning our kitchen on zoom, and we will be playing Oh's game as a form of learning, as well as casually chat around the topics around game, women or anything that interest us along the line.

有鑑於香港政府最新的社交距離規定,這次的廚房將會在Zoom進行。我們會和吳珠榮一起玩遊戲、學習遊戲設計,交流與遊戲、女性或任何相關的話題。

For a long time, video games have been known for its misogynist culture, be it objectification of female characters, or hate speech towards female players. Although female players already make up half of the whole population, the gender inequality still permeates inside the industry and gamer culture.

Be the change you want to see in the world. To live in a game world where more and more females can be protagonists either as players or makers, we need to build one together. Game Kitchen dedicates every third Thursday afternoon and evening to female game makers and designers both in and outside of Hong Kong. We prepare a cozy and safe space with wifi and gaming devices, as well as female mentors to share their professional and personal experience with you. We welcome you to come and play, to connect with each other, and if you want, make or write a game of your own.

On February 17th, we will have our first mentor Jooyoung Oh. Oh is a media artist who uses interactive technologies such as games to ask questions about the limitations of science and technology. Oh has made several games, from simulating the mental condition of Alzheimer patients to saving lab rats. She is constantly exploring how to send meaningful messages in a playful way to game players and society at large, or as she coins it: lightly attract the players with a heavy medium (that is game).

Oh will join Game Kitchen via zoom, and teach us how to use games to tell life stories as an observant social being. In particular, she will share her perspective of using visual elements to attract players, and teach us an easy-to-use engine Construct2 which she used many times to make short games.


你最喜歡什麼類型的遊戲?冒險、策略、模擬還是動作?你知道最近這些年,有一種新的遊戲類型或者說子類型,叫做“女性主角遊戲”嗎?這種遊戲中,玩家不但扮演女性人物,扮演的還是有血有肉、有深度的女性角色。
長久以來,電子遊戲都享有厭女惡名,有時是因為物化女性角色,有時是因為對於女性玩家的不友好。雖然今天女性玩家早已支撐起玩家總量的一般,遊戲產業和文化中的性別不平等現象還是讓人擔憂。
改變不如從自己做起,想要生活在一個女性玩家或設計師能夠成為主角的世界,我們先要自己創建這個世界。每個月的第三個週四下午及傍晚,遊戲廚房為對遊戲感興趣的女性提供一個安全舒適的空間,歡迎這個城市內外的女性朋友來作客。我們準備了無線網絡、遊戲設備,更重要的是我們會邀請一些“學姐”前來傳授她們製作遊戲的經驗。歡迎大家來玩,來相互認識,如果你想的話,也歡迎你來做自己的遊戲。
2月17日,我們將迎來第一個學姐,來自南韓的吳珠榮。吳珠榮是一位媒體藝術家也是一位科學家,她常常用遊戲來探討科學和技術的局限性。她做了很多遊戲,內容從模擬老年癡呆症患者的心智狀況,到拯救實驗室的小白鼠。吳珠榮一直在探索如何將嚴肅的信息通過遊戲傳播給玩家乃至整個社會,她自己這樣概況她的工作方法:用重重的媒介(遊戲)輕輕地吸引玩家。
吳珠榮將會通過Zoom加入遊戲廚房,教我們如何用遊戲講述自己在生活工作中觀察到的現象。具體來說,她會著重講講如何用視覺元素吸引玩家,並教我們使用一個很容易使用的遊戲引擎Construct2.