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Lohmeier, Mitchell. "An Analysis of the Representation of Women in the Gaming Industry." Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 9 May 2023.


Copyright Mitchell Lohmeier 2023.


This thesis covers the history of the Gamergate movement, its impact on women working in the video game industry, and how the television show Mythic Quest portrays both through its representation of game developer companies. By taking information and content from episodes in Mythic Quest, to diving deep on research about Gamergate and the history of the gaming industry in the last decade, I found that Mythic Quest effectively depicted the gaming industry and its representation of women. While Mythic Quest explores issues with misogyny in the gaming universe, the show also raised awareness and promoted solutions to solve gender inequality in this line of work.