The first series of sports games targeted specifically toward girls has made its debut on the Nintendo DS today. Called Ener-G, the series of video games focuses on socialization and “allows girls to experience the fun of being part of a team,” according to the announcement from publisher Ubisoft.
The games in Ener-G are focused on “three popular activities among tween girls: dancing, gymnastics and horseback riding.”
[Ed. Note: Because you know, all girls like those things. Ugh.]
Ubisoft’s announcement goes on: “Ener-G Dance Squad lets girls reveal their dancing potential by working with a coach to develop new steps and choreograph dances by combining the coolest moves.
“In Ener-G Gym Rockets, girls get the chance to live the life of a young gymnast, as she twists, tumbles and twirls in five events, including floor, uneven bars and balance beam, on her way to the World Gymnastics Championships.
“Fulfilling every little girl’s dream of having a horse, Ener-G Horse Riders lets players create and train their own horse, enter thrilling competitions, ride around the open countryside and even tame wild horses.”
It’s nice to see publishers avoid stereotypes when creating their DS games, isn’t it?