To be held July 12 in Vancouver, IAMGAMER is hosting a 48 hour gamejam: that is to say a 2 day competition to create a videogame. As a ground rule, though, said videogame must have a strong female protagonist. It's kind of trying counteract the idea that said protagonists of said gender don't sell in so and so games industry. http://borderhouseblog.com/?p=11032 Personally I'd love to participate, but there's a lot of water between me and Canada. I think it's a meritory discussion, though. And I've always said rather than asking Nintendo to give it's princesses a less damsely role or asking for Sony to tone down the God of War orgies, the practical route for helping the game's industry gender issues is to start making succesful product that goes against the grain. So discuss: would you participate in such an event. Do you think it could have some impact? Is this necessary?