Petz Hexing

Lost to Time: Gaming’s Forgotten Petz Subculture and the Women Who Shaped It

I wrote about Petz hexing back in March and about how it gave birth to a unique modding community comprised primarily of women. However, Jessica Famularo over at The Mary Sue was able to put much more time and effort into creating a truly excellent article about it. As an 11-12 year old, Petz really ignited my interest in HTML and furthered my already growing fascination with computer software and virtual pets in general. It’s great to see someone else drawing attention to the impact it had on women and young girls in the 90s and early 2000s.