We Make and Ideas United team up with Google to support inclusivity in Game Design

New program Infinite Deviation: Games helps emerging game designers develop and launch their ideas on Google Play ATLANTA, September 15, 2017 - We Make and Ideas United have collaborated with Google Play and Google Computer Science Education in Media to launch a new program that supports emerging game designers and takes their ideas to market. … Continue reading We Make and Ideas United team up with Google to support inclusivity in Game Design

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Streaming Update!

So we want to get our stream back up to speed and want to know what kinds of games you want to see us playing on the I Need Diverse Games twitch! We just got our graphics redone on the channel, and even have Better Twitch TV Emotes ready to use! So, under the cut … Continue reading Streaming Update!

Call For Articles – Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games

Call For Articles - Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games: New Critical Perspectives on LGBTQ Issues, Sexuality, Games, and Play” by Guest Editors - Ruberg & PhillipsThe intersection of LGBT issues, queerness, and video games represents a space of great turmoil and great potential. Video games, the games industry, and games culture have … Continue reading Call For Articles – Game Studies Special Issue: “Queerness and Video Games

Anita Borg Institute Chicago seeking teacher for intro to video games class

The Anita Borg Institute is a global, 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. Their chapters were launched in 2015 and ABI.Chicago has monthly events & coding tutorials for adults. They are looking for someone to teach an Intro to Video Gaming class. To learn more about them, go to http://local.anitaborg.org/groups/abi-chicago/gpages If interested, contact La'Shon Anthony at lashona@abidotlocal.org. *Please note … Continue reading Anita Borg Institute Chicago seeking teacher for intro to video games class

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_