Noby Noby Boy players help GIRL reach the planet Uranus

Noby Noby Boy players helped his counterpart, GIRL, reach the planet Uranus last week. Juvenile jokes on the achievement aside, it is quite a feat, as GIRL reached Jupiter back in November 2009 before moving on to Saturn. Next up, is Neptune, which depending on how the planets are aligned at the time is another […]

9 years ago

G.I.R.L. headlines

  • Square Enix dragon thing gets girl

    This will never be boring. Square Enix has now added a girl to the back of the dragon on its “new game” teaser site, to sit right behind the boy it stuck on yesterday.See that big blank space on the right? That’s where Bingo the clown goes. Only 114 hours to go.Thanks, Kotaku.

    12 years ago
  • Noby Noby Boy players levels drop, GIRL's trip to Mars taking longer than expected

    Player levels for Noby Noby Boy have dropped from an initial 60,000 to 1,000, meaning GIRL’s trip to Mars will take over 2,000 days current levels, says a website designed to track her progress.Daily activity for the game sits around 1,500, rarely reaching 2,000 and almost falling below 1,000 occasionally, and while 300-500 new players […]

    12 years ago
  • SOE "challenges" other firms to stump up game dev scholarships for women

    SOE’s asked other companies to fork out scholarships of $10,000 to give to women looking to get training in games development.“Today, I am challenging everyone to take action to help level the playing field for women pursuing a career in video games. By donating to the G.I.R.L. scholarship, we can encourage diversity in development and […]

    12 years ago
  • SOE hands out first G.I.R.L. scholarship

    The first G.I.R.L. scholarship is to be given to Julia Brasil of San Francisco, SOE has announced.Brasil will receive $10,000 towards her education at the Art Institute of California and a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at the SOE studios of her choice in Austin, Denver, San Diego or Seattle.“I am shocked and […]

    13 years ago
  • "Women are out there in significant numbers," says G.I.R.L. boss

    Torrie Dorrell, head of the SOE G.I.R.L. (Gamers in Real Life) program to provide scholarships to women to get into games development has said that the initiative is designed to address the balance the man-woman ratio in the average studio.“Women are out there in significant numbers playing MMOs, action games, first-person shooters,” she said. “What […]

    13 years ago