Canada’s First Female owned Game Dev Studio opens

Posted by Rob Lewis

Gaming industry veterans Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch and Kirsten Forbes announced today the formation of Silicon Sisters Interactive, a new Vancouver-based game studio that will create games for a predominantly female audience

During their combined 18 years in the industry, both have been vocal champions of female representation among video game developers and audiences. The former COO of Deep Fried Entertainment, Bailey Gershkovitch chairs the Vancouver chapter of Women in Games International and sits on GDC Canada's Advisory Board. Forbes, previously an Executive Producer at Radical Entertainment, has delivered eleven top-selling games and is a veteran industry advocate for girl gaming preferences.

"We're not interested in 'pinkifying' games, which is how girl games are typically designed," says Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch, Silicon Sisters' CEO. "It's 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."

Silicon Sisters' team is working on two projects for PC and mobile platforms and this summer they'll be active at Casual Connect, GDC Europe, and GamesCom to pursue publishing opportunities for their own properties.

Company:
Radical Entertainment
Website:
http://www.radical.ca
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Radical Entertainment is a video game developer located in Vancouver, British Columbia. We create and develop games for all current and next generation platforms. With over 15 years of experience and over 230 very talented employees we are well on our way to creating even more successful products. We are proud to have recently released hit titles such as Scarface: The World is Yours, Crash Tag Team Racing, Hulk:... more

Company:
Deep Fried Entertainment
Website:
http://www.deepfriedentertainment.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Deep Fried Entertainment Inc (DFE) is an independent videogame developer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in June 2005 by industry veterans who were senior members of teams that delivered some of the most successful and memorable games in history, including Need For Speed: Underground. more


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