The Maggie Test for Video Games

To pass the Maggie test a video game must have:

  1. a playable female character
  2. which is available to play right away, and not as a special bonus feature

In a previous post, I alluded to this video game corollary to the Bechdel test. We talked about it a bit and my friend agreed to let me use her name to name the test she invented. Like the Bechdel test for movies, the Maggie test for video games doesn’t seem like it would be that hard to pass.

It’s a simple test that starts the conversation about the representation of female characters in games. Pass it on, and let’s raise some consciousness.