Who We Are Now – A queer, post-apocalyptic visual novel on Kickstarter

Download the Who We Are Demo The Game Who We Are Now is a game about trying to move on from past trauma, about trying to find yourself in a world you don't understand anymore, and about finding love even in the most extreme of circumstances. It's a game about exploring the relationships between characters, … Continue reading Who We Are Now – A queer, post-apocalyptic visual novel on Kickstarter

Spin fire, be awesome, see a bellydancing Wookie! @Raksgeek

Raks Geek: Ready Player Two Friday, March 24, 2017: 8:00pm Uptown Underground 4707 N. Broadway | Chicago, IL 60640 Tickets: $19-$39 Ages 21+ "Artistic and technical mastery... mesmerizing." - Uncanny Magazine Fight hate, support diversity in gaming, and join firespinning ninjas, bellydancing Wookiees, and sword-wielding warriors for an unforgettable night of nerdiness and dancing! We'll … Continue reading Spin fire, be awesome, see a bellydancing Wookie! @Raksgeek

ICYMI – We’re doing a lot of things!

Hello Patrons! Thank you for your support in January & February, it kept us online, our podcast going and even let us pay for articles on our site the last couple of months. As long as we stay at $750 or more a month, we can pay for two or more articles from the community! … Continue reading ICYMI – We’re doing a lot of things!

Parlons jeux vidéo! : Représentation en jeux vidéo [FR]

Joignez vous au Musée des sciences et de la technologie du Canada et au laboratoire Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) pour participer à une soirée de discussions sur la représentation dans les jeux vidéo. Des conférencieres du milieu universitaire et de l’industrie des jeux vidéo parleront de questions relatives au genre, à la culture et … Continue reading Parlons jeux vidéo! : Représentation en jeux vidéo [FR]

Let’s Talk Gaming! : Representation in Video Games [ENG]

Join the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) lab for an evening of thought-provoking discussions about representation in video games. Invited speakers from academia and the gaming industry will explore gender, culture, and race in video games culture, and some interesting movements working to improve representation.  The session will … Continue reading Let’s Talk Gaming! : Representation in Video Games [ENG]

Going to #PAXEast? Stop by the Diversity Lounge and say hi to @INeedDivGms!

Going to PAX East this year? Come by the Diversity Lounge in Room 151AB between 10am and 6pm Friday - Sunday, say hi, learn more about what we do and also buy raffle tickets for prizes! All funds raised from the raffle go towards supporting our work. We'll have the Quantum Break Prima Guide and … Continue reading Going to #PAXEast? Stop by the Diversity Lounge and say hi to @INeedDivGms!

Help @INeedDivGms Stay in Business

I Need Diverse Games is in danger of having to shut down. Attending conferences isn't cheap and GDC cost us way more than even we expected. Attending PAX East isn't going to be as big of a drain but there's no way we can keep operating as is. A lot of people say they love … Continue reading Help @INeedDivGms Stay in Business

ICYMI -Black Skin Is Still A Radical Concept in Video Games

By Yussef Cole And Tanya DePass Black characters are still underrepresented in games, where white is still seen as a kind of 'default.' Over the past few years, there has been notable improvement to the range of representation in games. Last year alone saw two separate big-budget titles featuring black protagonists, Mafia 3 and Watch … Continue reading ICYMI -Black Skin Is Still A Radical Concept in Video Games

ICYMI – A Fresh Narrative in Gaming in the @nytimes

In case you missed this, our founder Tanya DePass, along with Shareef Jackson, Kahlief Adams and Cicero Holmes of Spawn On Me, and Dr. Kishonna Gray were interviewed for this piece in the NYT by Justin Porter Lincoln Clay’s path of revenge leads him across New Bordeaux, a fictional city based on New Orleans in … Continue reading ICYMI – A Fresh Narrative in Gaming in the @nytimes

Come out, play with fire and fight hate with @RaksGeek

Fight hate, support diversity in gaming, and join firespinning ninjas, bellydancing Wookiees, and vengeful, sword-wielding warriors for an unforgettable night of nerdiness and dancing! We'll even have specially-crafted geek cocktails (because who doesn't want to drink Romulan Ale?)! Raks Geek presents a brand-new show inspired by video games like Bioshock, Super Mario Bros, and Mortal … Continue reading Come out, play with fire and fight hate with @RaksGeek