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Video-game industry gender gap persists

By Richard Burnett
September 25th, 2014

More and more women are entering the video-game industry

gaming-industryWith computer clicks and keystrokes, Carmela DeNero can put the spiral into a Peyton Manning pass, the speed into Adrian Peterson’s touchdown run and the roar into a stadium crowd.

An associate producer with EA Sports’ Orlando-area studio, she is working on the mobile version of the popular “Madden NFL” video game. She’s one of just a few women in game development at the operation–a role she says she has navigated carefully but successfully.

“There are definitely a lot more men here, but that never feels odd or intimidating,” DeNero said. “There are some tremendously talented women here, scattered about the studio. It’s easy to get to know all of them because it’s a pretty small club.”

(Next page: What women in the field are saying)