Think back to the video games of the 80s and 90s and most characters, let alone protagonists, were dudes. But not all of them. Which is where the delightfully-named Femicom comes in.

It's a website that's looking to "collect information about 20th century electronic games and toys, especially video games and computer software, that feature feminine design elements and/or that were created with girls in mind."

There's no real agenda or heavily politicised slant to the site; it's just a database collecting examples where a group of people who weren't terribly well-represented in old games were, well, represented.

As such, it's a really interesting way to spend an afternoon's clicking, whether you're a guy who never even considered the "other side" or a girl who grew up seeking out these kind of titles.

Because the site is a work-in-progress, anyone interested in contributing should head here.


Femicom [Site]