If by any chance you come across cooking games online, say through an application on Facebook (like in Café World), a separate game software (as in Diner Dash) or on an independent website (like this cooking game for girls site), then you would know that there’s a clear distinction of it being either for girls or for boys.
Coooking Games for Girls is in fact is a sub-niche of a broader market involving, dress up games, Barbie games, flash games, arcade action games and others. What’s more interesting to note is that there are also a good number of searches involving cooking games for boys.
Why is there such a difference? Why is there a distinction between cooking games for girls and boys while the materials, process and recipes involved are in no way and should not be gender sensitive? The answer can be traced back on the nature people, including young boys and girls who are the target of these games use search queries.
Picture shows the number of searches for the keywords based on Google Keyword Tool
It is important to note that people (including young searchers), often coin what product or subject they’re looking for to who is it for. Say they need, a guide on cooking, there’s a huge number of people who’ll still search for cooking guide for moms and so on, even if it’s quite obvious that most people who’ll look for cooking guides are people who wanted to learn to cook, for themselves or for their loved ones and families, ergo mothers. The same can be applied on game searches.
Since cooking games is a generic term for a group of games, it cannot be compared in the manner people look for specific games, say when they look for games with proper names and brands, like Diner Dash. People will not be googling Diner Dash for Girls or Diner Dash for boys simple because that proper game is genderless.
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