Girls Who Code Girls
GIRLS WHO CODE
77 % of game developers are men. No wonder women are misrepresented. So we had girls give the gaming industry a much needed update.
Girls Who Code Girls is a coding experience where girls and non-binary individuals can code their own video game characters, disrupting the overly-sexualized characters that are designed by men, for men.
Users can code skin tones, body sizes, chest, hips, hairstyles, skin specificities, personality and clothes in four coding languages in order to create video game characters from their perspective.
Gaming companies looking to better represent girls in games, are able to license characters and gain access to data on the experience to help change the future of women in tech.
How it works
The team generated a static website for the highest efficiency and performance, which was then pushed through CDN hosted on an S3 bucket on AWS.
Vue.js was used for building on top of a standard HTML and provided an explanatory and component-based programming model that helped efficiently build and develop user interfaces.
Typescript and Stylus were also used for language features, reference validation, project scalability, collaboration, and code maintainability.
The animated background, elements around the character, the final models, textures, and ambient lighting were all generated/built-in C4D (on Redshift).
We made it to the top shelf
Sort of. We hijacked gaming retailers by custom-designing our own game cases to promote our mission.