- To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, the Google Play Store will feature content created by and featuring women.
- Apps, games, movies, books, and TV shows will all be highlighted.
- YouTube stars will also do interviews to talk about their own unique experiences.
This coming Thursday, March 8, is the ninety-ninth annual International Women’s Day. To celebrate amazing women in app development, game design, and the arts, the Google Play Store will showcase the women who inspire us all.
Starting this week, when you log into the Google Play Store, you’ll find collections of games and apps created by women from around the world. You’ll also see books, movies, and TV shows that feature strong female protagonists.
Zen Koi 2, an Android game with over a million installs, gives you the ability to raise Koi fish. Ancient Asian myths say that Koi eventually ascend into dragons, so the game essentially lets you become the mother of dragons. Race for the Galaxy is a board game-style app where players advance their empire by building tech or settling planets. Kami 2 is an addictive puzzle game that combines logic and problem solving to create a calming experience. Women created all three games which will be showcased in the store.
Ida Tin is the CEO of Clue, which created Period Tracker Clue, an app that helps women monitor their health. She’ll be featured in the store with not only her app but also an interview where she’ll discuss how she got her start and the challenges she faced along the way.
Films like Brave and Wonder Woman will also be featured, as well as books like The Handmaid’s Tale.
Outside of the Google Play Store, a selected group of female YouTube creators will also have time to shine, as they post videos telling personal stories on how they got into gaming. Look for new vids from OMGItsFireFoxx, CyberNova, Gloom, and Rosanna Pansino.
This is not the first time Google has pushed to showcase women in underrepresented fields. At the end of last year, the company created Change the Game, an initiative celebrating women who play games and promoting diversity in gaming culture and games themselves.
The worlds of media and entertainment are filled with terrific content created by women. Google will simply be bringing them to the forefront to remind people how rich and incredible our world is because of the women around us.