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Google Play celebrates women who change the game

March 5th, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day, Google Play is celebrating women who inspire us. Starting this week in the Play Store, you’ll see collections of games and apps made by female developers from around the world as well as books, movies and TV shows featuring strong female protagonists.

Change the playing field with these games made by women

Google Play launched Change the Game last fall to empower and celebrate women players and creators—making mobile gaming for everyone. We’ll highlight these popular games made by women, including 80 Days, Zen Koi 2, Race for the Galaxy and Kami 2. On March 8, we’ll also partner with top YouTube creators OMGItsFireFoxx, CyberNova, Gloom and Rosanna Pansino who will share videos telling personal stories on how they got into gaming.

Meet the women behind some of Google Play’s best apps

Melanie Perkins, Founder of Canva, wanted to make design software easier for everyone. Ida Tin, CEO of female health app Period Tracker Clue, wanted to help women monitor their health. Get to know these women and other female visionaries behind popular apps and games like Kitchen Stories, CastBox, Simple Habit, Cuponeria - Cupons de desconto, Abjjad, Homage and many more. Learn about how they got their start and the challenges they faced along the way.

Get inspired by these strong female protagonists

We’re also showcasing hundreds of books, movies and TV shows as well as games  featuring our favorite female leads like Lara Croft GO and Layton’s Mystery Journey, best-selling books “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Brave,” female-directed films “Wonder Woman” and “Frida,” and popular TV series like “Girls” and “Call The Midwife.”

There are so many women out there who inspire us—from our app and game developers to leading ladies on the screen—and Google Play is a place for them to shine not only on International Women’s Day, but every day. Stop by the Play Store and check out their great work!