NPR logo

Episode 615: A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/397321383/397387784" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Episode 615: A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry

Podcast

Episode 615: A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry

Episode 615: A 12-Year-Old Girl Takes On The Video Game Industry

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/397321383/397387784" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Save this episode to Stitcher: Listen to this later on Stitcher
Imangi Studios
Scarlett Fox, character in the game Temple Run
Imangi Studios

Maddie Messer is 12, and she loves a good video game. One of her favorites is called Temple Run. In fact, it's one of the most successful games out there.

Temple Run is free to play—if you play as the default character, Guy Dangerous. But playing as a girl character can cost extra. Maddie found out this was true for a lot of games, and she didn't think that was very fair.

Today on the show: a 12-year-old girl takes on the entire video game industry.

Music: Podington Bear's "Camp" and Sia's "Elastic Heart." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr.