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!

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!

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

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_

Hey Chicago! @alterconf is coming back 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 Hey Chicago! @alterconf is coming back June 10th!

Why I stopped Playing Mass Effect: Andromeda ~ @tauriqmoosa

Why I Stopped Playing Mass Effect: Andromeda by  Tauriq Moosa *spoilers for original Mass Effect trilogy, not Andromeda* Mass Effect is one of the most important fictional franchises for me. It originally tackled major themes of hopelessness against destructive forces infinitely powerful; it focused a great deal on the various meanings of love and friendship … Continue reading Why I stopped Playing Mass Effect: Andromeda ~ @tauriqmoosa

Launch Pad Boot Camp by Oculus

Launch Pad Boot Camp is an immersive weekend experience, held June 10 and 11, that focuses on helping up to 100 professionals grow as emerging leaders. Those who are selected to participate (subject to verification) will receive a complimentary Gear VR headset and admission to the boot camp, which includes hands-on courses to support their … Continue reading Launch Pad Boot Camp by Oculus

We’ve sponsored 10 tickets to @BrooklynGamery ‘s Game Devs of Color Expo!

Hey don’t forget! We’ve sponsored 10 tickets to the Game Developers of Color Expo on June 24th in NYC! Only a few have been claimed. Email us at indg@ineeddiversegames.org with GDOC 2017 ticket in the subject

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Join us for the 2017 Game Devs of Color Expo and celebrate game developers of color! Play games by awesome creators as well as learn and share techniques for creating your own interactive media!

In our day-long event at the historic Schomburg Center, we will hold panels, talks, educational sessions, and an arcade – all featuring game developers of color. Hear discussions about the game development process, representation in games, and experiences within the games industry as people from different backgrounds in the large-capacity auditorium. Try out a selection of incredible games made by people of color in the spacious arcade.

Curious about what last year’s event was like? Watch the recap on YouTube.

The 2017 Game Devs of Color Expo is open to people of all genders, races, and sexual orientations. We want this to be a safe space to express yourself. Please let us know if there’s anything…

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