I’m going to GDC!

Very happy we could help you get to GDC! Excited to meet you next year 😀

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I’m still new to games per se. I’ve grown up as a consumer, a writer, and a critic, but not a creator. This year, I got my first job in the industry, and it’s been a fantastic journey so far.

In games, the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco is one of the biggest industry events on the game dev calendar. It’s HUGE, with a lot of industry-facing talks, workshops, and networking opportunities. Unlike things like PAX or E3, the focus is on game makers and the industry as a whole, rather than end users. For someone starting out in games, it’s seriously a wonderfully immersive way to get connected, and get a more in-depth idea of what the industry as a whole is like.

Because of the scale of GDC, it’s also pretty spendy to go to. Luckily, there are scholarships that exist because GDC recognizes the importance of…

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.@DifferentGames GDC Scholars applications are still open!

The Different Games Collective (DGC) is honored to announce that we have been chosen to participate in the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) Scholars Program. We are delighted to share this opportunity with individuals, organizations and institutions that will help support Different Games Collective’s mission of fostering diversity and inclusivity in games and games culture. … Continue reading .@DifferentGames GDC Scholars applications are still open!

.@IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders Program

IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders Program Focused on improving the inclusivity of game development by addressing the retention of under-represented minorities in the industry, the IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders program includes a GDC pass (generously donated by GDC) and travel stipend, two days of workshops and special events specifically designed to help the participants … Continue reading .@IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders Program

Last call to contribute to our @Official_GDC travel fundraiser for our scholars!

So this is the second year that I Need Diverse Games has been part of the GDC Scholarship program! We got 25 all access passes to the Game Developer Conference February 27 - March 3, 2017 in San Francisco, US. While we're ecstatic to be a part of this program, we are a small organization … Continue reading Last call to contribute to our @Official_GDC travel fundraiser for our scholars!

The Normality Problem

By Matt Sayer What is 'normal'? Philosophers have grappled with this question for centuries, seeking to establish a set of archetypal human characteristics that represent the baseline of our species. Despite their best efforts, though, the concept resists codification. Is normal the mean, the average, the mathematical derivative of the grand sum of human life? … Continue reading The Normality Problem

Sunday Loot: Check Out the Latest #GameJobs!

Thanks for including our call for pitches! ❤

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Happy Sunday, friends! We’re excited to bring you yet another round of our special series, one that will offer you a chance to get directly involved in the work that we do. Today, we’re sharing all the latest jobs that we came across in the games industry this past week, and we know that you’re a perfect fit for so many of them!

Some seriously big names cropped up — think Bioware, Naughty Dog, and Telltale — as well as a few other incredible opportunities that you might enjoy. All the details are below, so break out that cover letter and give your resume a last glance, because you’re so ready for this! The following teams are working hard to change the way we make and play games, and it’s only fitting that you help them do that.

As always, if you know of an inclusive gaming space or games project you’d love…

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We need to do better by you, our community

Hi y'all, let's talk about representation, especially the ways we don't serve the community well. We need to improve and need your feedback. This isn't a call out post on ourselves, but acknowledgement that we can do better. For example, we're abysmal at covering the following: Trans representation. We aren't talking about it enough, or … Continue reading We need to do better by you, our community

We hit our next @Patreon Goal! So let’s get some articles

Since we hit our Patreon goal of $750 per month, we'd like to open up to submissions for article ideas. Right now we can pay $50 per article, so we'd like to take two per month as long as our Patreon remains at $750 a month or more. So send us an email at indg@ineeddiversegames.org … Continue reading We hit our next @Patreon Goal! So let’s get some articles

We’ve still got 3 tickets for @AlterConf this weekend in NYC

Thanks to the generosity of AlterConf's organizers, we've got three tickets for the I Need Diverse Games community for the upcoming event in NYC on December 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 … Continue reading We’ve still got 3 tickets for @AlterConf this weekend in NYC