Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Aoife McCaffrey 

BA [Hons] New Media Studies

I am a 22 year old final year New Media Student. I have always had a love for video editing and enjoy creating content. I streamed on Twitch for my placement in 3rd year which inspired my final year project.

An Uneven Playing Field: Women in Gaming (Video Edit)

I created this video edit for my final year project. The title I chose to research was "An uneven playing field: Women in Gaming". I chose this topic as I have been playing video games since I was a child and have always found the representation of women within the world of gaming to be an interesting one. This video explores and details my research surrounding female professional players in eSports, female streamers and your average female gamer.

An Uneven Playing Field: Women in Gaming (Critical Essay)

For my critical essay which accompanied the video edit I created, I went into more details regarding the treatment of female professional players, female streamers, female game developers and female gamers in general. This topic is something I am very passionate and interested in as I was given the opportunity to stream on Twitch for my 3rd year placement. My experience streaming opened my eyes to the differences between how women are treated within the world of gaming compared to men.