But the more I added to it, the less funny it looked, and the more like a train wreck.Sadly, like the Roman empire, America’s days appear to be numbered.So, since quite a few among you work on the dark side, I figured I might as well just ask you. I’m particularly interested in learning if other CRPGs have the same pre-release gender split like the one we are seeing on Facebook & Kickstarter, and if that then settles out into a 50/50 when the game goes on sale. First off, Google Analytics itself – Google’s adwords page explains how they determine gender. Based on this, Sarah’s browser could be added to the “female” demographic category. Next up, most of the reactions I got from women really do indicate they won’t engage in the communities around games for a variety of reasons.Or is the analytics thing just broken, and am I making a big fuss over nothing? This brings up interesting questions about how they learn about what games they’ll like.
Which reassured them because they were starting to worry after I didn’t stop asking questions about this But of course, that didn’t mean I wasn’t curious and actually also a little bit worried.As a New Zealander I’m aware that NZ has a lot of bad stats too.In fact it was while looking into NZ heath stats that I decided to post this page.I never really questioned this number because it fit with the split I saw for events like PAX.According to this report for instance, 35% of PAX visitors is female, and I think of PAX players as players who would typically enjoy D: OS. This seriously sucked, because it could’ve validated (or invalidated) an idea that had formed on our group chat i.e.She’s quite picky about her games and likes RPGs, so I figured that if the game would be unappealing to her (or womanhood in general for that matter), she would’ve told me right away.My feeling that many women play D: OS is further reinforced by the people I meet at trade-shows.My guess would be that critic scores might be quite important here.UPDATE 2 Another type of comments puts the fault in our shoes.We had a few commenters bringing up the “nostalgia” factor that applies to CRPGs.This factor does not appeal as much to women, as there were less women gaming at the original peak of CRPGs in the 1980s and 1990s, and so us talking about a old-school RPG or reviewers calling it a modern Baldur’s Gate didn’t help.