Sweden Looking at Rating Video Games Out of Ten for Sexism

By Gary Cutlack on at

Swedish video game trade body Dataspelsbranchen is investigating ways it can make the internet's response to video game sexism even worse, by adding labels to games that rate how well they portray women and treat gender issues.

The scheme, still at the early stages, could look to rate completed games or issue certificates to developers that employ a greater share of female employees, with Dataspelsbranchen project manager Anton Albiin saying: "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." [The Local via Time]