Google Play, in association with the Girls Make Games group, has opened submissions for this year’s annual Change the Game Design Challenge. The initiative encourages girls and young women to put forward their own original game ideas, with the possibility of earning a spot in a series of upcoming game design workshops.
“Though women are playing mobile games at record numbers and make up 45% of gamers, they are heavily underrepresented in the gaming industry and as protagonists in video games.” reads the initiative’s website. “At Google Play, we have a mission to make mobile gaming truly for everyone by enabling women to be celebrated and empowered as both players and creators. We’re calling on teens to become Game Changers by sharing an original game idea and a unique vision for the future of the gaming industry.”