In a world first, Swedish gaming industry trade organisation Dataspelsbranchen is considering labeling video games made in the country as to whether or not they promote gender equality.
Asked if this would stifle creativity among developers, video game developer Anton Albiin said:
“Of course games can be about fantasy but they can be so much more than this. They can also be a form of cultural expression - reflecting society or the society we are hoping for. Games can help us to create more diverse workplaces and can even change the way we think about things”
Although gender equality is highly valued in Sweden, only 16% of people working in the gaming industry are women.