Founder Tammy Tang, also known by her gaming alias "furryfish*," set up the group in 2005 to nurture female gaming.
Now, according to Tang and her team mates, there are many more girl-gamers, which is borne out by the statistics - according to the Entertainment Software Association, currently 41 percent of gamers are female.
And despite some high-profile allegations of cyber-bullying in the gaming sector - most recently around the departure of a female executive from Nintendo after she was subject to an online harassment campaign - Asterisk's members say they rarely faced pushback for being female gamers.
"People quite generally are mean, guys hurl insults at other guys too." says Tammy, while Asterisk's current group manager, Kimberlyn See a.k.a "kimchi*," quips, "Just ignore the trolls."
Although she's taken a step back from managing the group, Tammy is very active in the gaming industry, working as an Asia Pacific marketing event manager for Twitch, an online streaming platform for gamers that was acquired by Amazon in 2014.
Prior to that, she worked for Razer, a California based company that manufactures high-performance gaming equipment.