B-Stem Project needs volunteers this Friday!

B~STEM Project is in need of professional volunteers this Friday, June 23. We Hack Too is a 8-day virtual hackathon with 1 -day launch events across 11 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Connecticut, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle and Toronto. It's a dynamic free opportunity for high school and college level women to learn how to … Continue reading B-Stem Project needs volunteers this Friday!

The Monolithic Problem with Mass Effect: Andromeda, Part 1 of 2

[This piece contains spoilers for Mass Effect: Andromeda. For folks unfamiliar with the Mass Effect Universe, at the bottom of the essay, I’ve included descriptions of the species mentioned in the main body and alternate image text.] The importance of the analysis of video games and other forms of electronic media may be eclipsed by […]

Reminder – We have two tickets for @AlterConf in Chicago this weekend!

 We’ve still got 2 tickets for @AlterConf this weekend in Chicago Thanks to the generosity of AlterConf’s organizers, we’ve got three tickets for the I Need Diverse Games community for the upcoming even in Chicago on June 10th, 2017 AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who … Continue reading Reminder – We have two tickets for @AlterConf in Chicago this weekend!

Finding Religion in the Mass Effect’s Companions – Elijah Beahm

Religion is something of a sensitive spot for the games industry. When it first got started, conservative groups swore it would poison their children’s minds with games like Doom with all its hellish imagery and Dungeons & Dragons with it “teaching magic”. The irony that D&D was originally designed by a Christian man was, sadly, … Continue reading Finding Religion in the Mass Effect’s Companions – Elijah Beahm

INDG @ WisCon: Panel Reminder! “There is No ‘Ideas Guy’: Actual Jobs in the Video Game Industry”

I Need Diverse Games' founder Cypheroftyr is speaking at WisCon. Come check it out! Sat. 7:30 pm Conf. 1: Tanya DePass [M], Maurice Broaddus, Ann Lemay, Ceri Young Panel Hashtag: #JobsInVideoGames People from a wide variety of career paths collaborate to make video games, including producers, programmers, directors, artists, and writers. However, the mythic ‘Ideas … Continue reading INDG @ WisCon: Panel Reminder! “There is No ‘Ideas Guy’: Actual Jobs in the Video Game Industry”

FPSs and dysphoria

by Niamh @foxmomniah First person shooters had never been a genre that particularly appealed to me. When I was an awkward little creature pretending to be a boy, I rationalized this dislike in a number of ways, but the dominant rationalization stemmed from the fact that I was the youngest of five sibling. My four … Continue reading FPSs and dysphoria

INDG @ WisCon: Panel Reminder! “How to Broadcast Safely as a PoC/LGBT/Female ID’d Streamer”

I Need Diverse Games' founder Cypheroftyr is speaking at WisCon. Come check it out! Friday 2:30 pm University B / Ann Lemay, Ceri Young, KJ, Tanya DePass [M] & Kate Lansky Panel Hashtag: #FemaleGameWriters There is a continuing false perception that video games are thoroughly dominated by male gamers and male developers. However data disproves … Continue reading INDG @ WisCon: Panel Reminder! “How to Broadcast Safely as a PoC/LGBT/Female ID’d Streamer”

Sponsorship opportunities for @AlterConf in Chicago!

 Why Sponsor AlterConf?  AlterConf attracts a unique community of people from every identity group and level of experience in the tech and gaming industries to help you reach an incredibly diverse audience you won’t see anywhere else. What does that mean for you? Gain access to cutting edge approaches and conversations around: diverse recruiting and … Continue reading Sponsorship opportunities for @AlterConf in Chicago!

Today is the last day to apply to speak at @AlterConf Chicago for June 10th!

AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community members, we build hope and strengthen the community’s resolve to create safer spaces for everyone. The conferences go beyond the … Continue reading Today is the last day to apply to speak at @AlterConf Chicago for June 10th!

Join us for a live Global Accessibility Awarness Day chat with @ianhamilton_

May 18th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! We're going to do a livestream/chat with Ian Hamilton who is a Accessibility specialist, helping studios avoid excluding gamers with disabilities. We'll be on the I Need Diverse Games Twitch Channel at 2pm London Time/ 8 am Central US time. Come by, ask questions and let's talk accessibility. … Continue reading Join us for a live Global Accessibility Awarness Day chat with @ianhamilton_