Now Accepting Applications for the INDG GDC 2020 Scholarship

Our 2020 GDC Scholarship Applications are now open! In partnership with the Game Developers Conference, I Need Diverse Games is once again a part of their Scholarship program! This means we will be awarding 25 Core + Summit passes to the 2020 Game Developers Conference, held March 16 – March 20, 2020 at the Moscone Center in … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications for the INDG GDC 2020 Scholarship

Congratulations to our 2019 @Official_GDC Scholarship awardees!

Please congratulate our 2019 GDC Scholarship awardees! Everyone received a Conference + Summit Pass provided to us by Official GDC as part of the GDC Scholarship program.  Thanks again to our review committee: Tanya DePassJane NgAndrien GbinigieGlenn WhiteBianca Anderson Our Awardees: Ryan Rose AceaeBunny HanlonJordan Jones-BrewsterGabriela Kim PassosJayd MatyasAdri Mills Maude RoussinRenante SilvestreNakura StoutJessica SutichSherveen … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2019 @Official_GDC Scholarship awardees!

It’s time for the @INeedDivGms 2018 Winter Giving Campaign!

2018 Winter Giving Campaign We’re a 501(c)(3) and Patreon is currently our only funding source. We are operating on a string & a hope most months. It’s why we occasionally do fundraising streams, etc. It takes money to do anything as you know. We’ve helped small conferences, done what we can but we want to do more. … Continue reading It’s time for the @INeedDivGms 2018 Winter Giving Campaign!

Ways to support our Work

It's near the end of the year, our coffers not looking too flush and we could use some $$ help (as always, tbh). We're working on a fall/winter giving campaign that will launch after our attendance at TwitchCon at the end of the month. In the meantime, here's how you can support our work until … Continue reading Ways to support our Work

On criticism and reviews

When examining a piece of art, we’re examining a human-made object from all its corners: We remove it from the wall of the present, holding it up to the light of the past, casting its shadow into the future. Framed by the context of its circumstances, all creations manifest the particular biases, quirks and prejudices … Continue reading On criticism and reviews

The labour of games

ArenaNET, the creators of Guild Wars 2, recently fired two long-time employees for what the company claims amounts to "attacks on the community", due to an alleged failure "to uphold our standards of communicating with players". Jessica Price and Peter Fries, both industry veterans, with Fries being with the company for 12 years, were summarily … Continue reading The labour of games

Persona 5: My Saving Grace in Trump’s America by @brichibitweets

by Brianna Lawrence, @brichibitweets The end of 2016 was not a good look for me. Neither was the beginning of 2017. It’s a bit of an understatement to say that I was rather... distraught... over who was elected into office. Trump’s America feels like an unaired episode of The Twilight Zone that never should’ve seen … Continue reading Persona 5: My Saving Grace in Trump’s America by @brichibitweets

#DiversifyStreaming Update – Official Stream Team is a go!

I Need Diverse Games became a Twitch Partner on April 3rd! That means we can have a stream team. Since the #DiversifyStreaming initiative was already a thing, we combined it into one thing, of a stream team where folks can be seen when they are live rather than just browsing a static list. Thanks to … Continue reading #DiversifyStreaming Update – Official Stream Team is a go!

Volunteer Opportunity -Help us table at the Diversity Lounge at #PAXEast April 5-8

We've got an opportunity to be part of the Diversity Lounge at PAX East. But the table has to have someone there during open hours, 10am - 6pm. Seeing as how there's one of mod cypheroftyr, that means we need community help! (Image is from last year's PAX App, we don't yet know the location … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity -Help us table at the Diversity Lounge at #PAXEast April 5-8

Why Game Dads Matter

By Tauriq Moosa Male power fantasies have long focused on bulking up men, whether physically, or intellectually, and using their powers to defeat their enemies. Whether it’s a Stallone or a McClane, a Sherlock or a Dr House, portrayals of men in media has focused on providing them seeming immunity, due to some extraordinary quality … Continue reading Why Game Dads Matter