Ori & Ableism by @Swirly313

Image Caption: Shriek (left) looms threateningly over Ku (right) as the two owls gaze at each other.  It is night time, with the moon being obscured by clouds, the sky eerie indigo.  Ku is standing dangerously close to the edge of a cliff. By Patricia Baxter Content Warnings: The following article examines and discusses various … Continue reading Ori & Ableism by @Swirly313

Debunking writing game criticism: My experience as a freelancer

Recently, a throwaway Tweet by an aggressive gamer with 3 followers indicated scorn for my only owning a PS4, when I am a game critic. I dealt with this issue at the height of being targeted by gamergate 6000 years ago – but I’ve seen recent related discussions from colleagues, in light of the upcoming … Continue reading Debunking writing game criticism: My experience as a freelancer

Roll20 is hiring!

Roll20 has a position open for those interested in the possibilities of virtual tabletop. They are looking for someone who can bring in a new perspective and new problem-solving to elevate their Marketplace. In their recent Black Lives Matter statement, they mention doing work to find and support more creators of colour in both short-term … Continue reading Roll20 is hiring!

We believe you

I Need Diverse Games stands with women. We support all victims of sexual assault and we acknowledge and appreciate the strength of those who have come forward to speak about their experiences. In light of recent allegations, Andrien Gbinigie has been removed as a Consultant to our Board of Directors and he will not be … Continue reading We believe you

The Pillars of Privilege

The world is on fire and that’s not OK. I’ve noticed a few people pen articles justifying why it’s OK to lose themselves in fiction, in games. This saddens me: The world is hard enough at the moment without people being made to feel guilty about their chosen coping mechanism. But let’s not lie to … Continue reading The Pillars of Privilege

A Plague Tale: Innocence’s resonance into today’s plague-filled world

“A hallmark of pandemic disease is its ability to destroy worlds, not just individuals”  - John Kelly, The Great Mortality. This is the message I took away from Asobo Studio’s A Plague Tale: Innocence. The plague has taken everything. A sea of isolation rages across the landscape, bringing with it a toxic silence. Bodies buried, … Continue reading A Plague Tale: Innocence’s resonance into today’s plague-filled world

On isolation: a non-gaming post

Cw: domestic abuse, end of the world discussion. I must apologise for the tone and topic of this. But, of course, things are not normal. Right now, I am struggling to focus on writing about media even though now, more than ever, I should be consuming it – being a non-medical person, with no skill to … Continue reading On isolation: a non-gaming post

Offering up our Twitch channel & site as a home for canceled talks & panels.

If you were going to give a talk or present a panel at a now canceled event, let us know if you'd like to stream it on our Twitch channel or use it to host a virtual conference! We're opening the door to let folks do online events. Drop a note to indg@ineeddiversegames.org Or if … Continue reading Offering up our Twitch channel & site as a home for canceled talks & panels.

Old School Pick: Dying Light

Recently, the folks at Techland released a patch for their year 5 year old game, Dying Light. This is an open-world, action-RPG parkour zombie game. You play as a Kyle Crane, a very generic, entirely forgettable lead who sounds like but isn’t Troy Baker. In this city that is definitely not Turkey, a mysterious virus … Continue reading Old School Pick: Dying Light

Catch Rivals of Waterdeep Live at @C2E2 next weekend!

Hey y'all, if you're going to #C2E2 next weekend, like D&D and want to check out your local, Wizards of the Coast Sponsored actual play 5e group, come to Room S404 on Sunday, March 1st at 12pm! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERRPVrcW4AEKbdh.jpg There'll also be codes given away for free shipping on our #Sponsor Level Up Dice's site for 30 days to everyone … Continue reading Catch Rivals of Waterdeep Live at @C2E2 next weekend!