Hello people of the Internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to talk about a game that you ALL have to check out (if you’re not already addicted to it). If you haven’t heard of the game ‘Tampon Run’, then please read on (trust me you’ll want to). Now although the game is a lot of fun, I really loved the story behind the game and just had to share it with y’all. Ready? Ok, let’s go?
Now first I’ll give y’all a quick overview of the game so you can see why this is a game you want to be addicted to. ‘Tampon Run’ is about a girl (you) who runs and shoots guys with….yup you guessed it tampons. What makes this game so great is the actual premise of the game, which consists of the player having to jump over “energy” guys running towards you while simultaneously shooting other guys. As the game comes on, the speed of your “enemies” increases, which makes the game harder and harder. Sounds fun right!?!
The story behind this game is really cool because this highly addicting, fun (and free btw) game was created by two high school girls. ‘Tampon Run’ was developed by Sophie Houser and Andrea Gonzales at a New York ‘Girls Who Code’ camp, where the two girls met, developed their coding skills, and eventually kept in touch and developed the game together. Sophie and Andrea have said that they created the game because, “it’s [strange] that our society has accepted and normalized guns and violence through video games, yet we still find tampons and menstruation unspeakable” (#truthtalk). The game has been very well received, which has resulted in Sophie and Andrea to be written about in ‘Time’, ‘Teen Vogue’ and other publications worldwide. If you think “well this is awesome, but I can’t do something like that”, then rethink this, because Sophie has said that she hadn’t even heard of coding before this camp, and now she’s going to Brown and plans to major in computer science. Also, Andrea has gotten an internship with DoSomthing.org. I think it’s really cool that these girls are trying to break the stigma associated with something that so much of the population goes through. Who knows maybe one day it will be normal to talk openly about everything without feeling embarrassed, and certain careers won’t be defined by gender, only passion and talent. Let me know in the comments what y’all think about all this piece of the Internet (here’s a video of Sophia and Andrea speaking about the creation of Tampon Run, and what has happened since they’ve launched the game).