A still from Afghan Hero Girl. The video game is the highest-profile success so far of the Code to Inspire after-school programme in Afghanistan, which teaches young women tech skills and how to create games and apps.

Afghan women coders inspiring girls to smash obstacles in patriarchal Afghanistan

  • The young women are part of a programme teaching them how to create games and apps to help boost female representation in the gaming industry
  • ‘Afghan Hero Girl’, the highest-profile success so far, is a phone game where a princess in a green veil must defeat a wizard and rescue her family
Topic |   Gender equality

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A still from Afghan Hero Girl. The video game is the highest-profile success so far of the Code to Inspire after-school programme in Afghanistan, which teaches young women tech skills and how to create games and apps.
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A scene from Minecraft Earth, an augmented-reality experience for your phone currently being worked on by Minecraft developer Mojang. Photo: The Washington Post

Minecraft tips for beginners as PewDiePie and other streamers help classic game make a comeback

  • Twitch channels streaming Minecraft spiked over summer, while YouTube creators have also seen an upswing in views of Minecraft-related videos
  • Here are some top tips if you haven’t played before, but plan to now
Topic |   Video gaming

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A scene from Minecraft Earth, an augmented-reality experience for your phone currently being worked on by Minecraft developer Mojang. Photo: The Washington Post
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