2016 GDC Scholarship applications are now closed

Thank you so much to those who applied to our 2016 GDC Scholarship program! We've received  133 applications! O__O so y'all are gonna keep up busy over the next few weeks. As expected we got far more applications than passes, so keep that in mind as we review and you await an answer. Preference will be given to … Continue reading 2016 GDC Scholarship applications are now closed

It’s @GaymerX go time!

The random musings of a 1973 Original

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By the time this posts I’ll be in San Jose, CA for GX3 aka GaymerX –  December 11 – 13, 2015

Here’s my GX3 schedule!

I’ll be speaking briefly about my role as Diversity Liaison & on why it’s important to GX to be diverse during the opening ceremonies, Friday, December 11th, 10:00 am GX Talks A

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#SupportSmallStreams: Boosting Let’s Players With Heart

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Many of our lovely friends in the FemHype crew have asked whether we would be running another #SupportSmallStreams post. All of this began several months ago when we reached out to our community in an effort to see whether anyone was creating content on Twitch or YouTube that fell in-line with our mission: inclusivity and positivity. The response took us completely by surprise, as it was enough to fill two (frankly, enormous) posts, which only served to strengthen our resolve.

We work very hard here to cultivate a space where gamers of all walks of life can hang out safely. With so many smaller communities out there working to achieve the same thing, it’s our job to boost their work and, with luck, introduce them to a broader audience. You’re exactly the type of person these Let’s Players across Twitch and YouTube would love to…

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Founder/Community Manager at GX3!

Hey if you will be at GX3 in a couple of days, #INeedDiverseGames founder and Community Manager will be there for a lot of panels, as the Diversity Liaison and more! Here's her schedule and if you see her roaming around the Convention Centre, say hi! Well unless she is hurrying away like her hair … Continue reading Founder/Community Manager at GX3!

Re-introducing Streamer Fest Sunday’s!

So are you a POC/minority/underrepresented streamer on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Hitbox or UStream? Want to promote yourself? Well you are in luck! Resuming on Sunday December 19th, we are going to profile/promote marginalized streamers here on the I Need Diverse Games site. Please submit the following info via email: whyineeddiversegames@gmail.com Name: (preferred/twitch handle/twitter handle) Twitch/YT Gaming/Hitbox/UStream … Continue reading Re-introducing Streamer Fest Sunday’s!

Anxiety & Exploration: 5 Self-Care Tips for Gamers

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There are nights where sleep becomes impossible and I usually end up giving up on sleeping altogether. I can feel my heart skipping and I become restless, shifting around until I can’t take it any longer and get out of bed. My anxiety is mild compared to some people I know, but I still wear my unease like a second skin—my worries crawling underneath in an attempt to get out. If I don’t do something about it, there’s a high chance that the unease will escalate to full-blown fear or panic.

I’m not alone in suffering from anxiety. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 18.1% of Americans and an estimated 12% of Canadians will suffer from an anxiety disorder within their lifetime. The treatments for anxiety vary, but the most common one for self-care that I’ve run into is distraction. Listen to music, watch something familiar, and/or shift…

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Via the GDC Dev Blog – A reminder about the GDC Scholarship program

You can still apply for a free GDC pass via the GDC Scholarship Program!! Organizers of the Game Developers Conference have once again donated a number of complimentary GDC 2016 passes to a variety of organizations through the GDC Scholarship Program, and the deadline to apply for some these scholarships is coming up quick. GDC has been donating … Continue reading Via the GDC Dev Blog – A reminder about the GDC Scholarship program

@webharebrained is hiring!

HareBrainedSchemes Job Openings Harebrained Schemes currently has the following positions open. Please read the job descriptions carefully and follow the directions below to apply. Technical Art Director, BATTLETECH Senior AI Engineer, BATTLETECH Engineer (Tools), BATTLETECH Gameplay Engineer (Contract), BATTLETECH  _____________________________________________________________________________ TECHNICAL ART DIRECTOR, BATTLETECH Harebrained Schemes seeks a versatile Technical Art Director to lead our … Continue reading @webharebrained is hiring!