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!

Racism in Fighting Games – Gar Atkins

I grew up in what some might call the tail end of the golden age of the arcade. Back before netplay was commonplace and home consoles had the power to deliver the latest gaming experience, the arcade was the place to go. It was the noisy, flashy, stim-filled place to see where the future of … Continue reading Racism in Fighting Games – Gar Atkins

The Monolithic Problem with Mass Effect: Andromeda, Part 2 of 2

[This piece contains spoilers for Mass Effect: Andromeda. For folks unfamiliar with the Mass Effect Universe, at the bottom of the essay, I've included descriptions of the species mentioned in the main body and alternate image text.] This is the continuation of my previous piece found here. The previous sections illustrated both the pervasiveness of … Continue reading The Monolithic Problem with Mass Effect: Andromeda, Part 2 of 2

The Monolithic Problem with Mass Effect: Andromeda, Part 1 of 2

[This piece contains spoilers for Mass Effect: Andromeda. For folks unfamiliar with the Mass Effect Universe, at the bottom of the essay, I’ve included descriptions of the species mentioned in the main body and alternate image text.] The importance of the analysis of video games and other forms of electronic media may be eclipsed by […]

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!

.@VectorConf Sponsorship Announcement: I Need Diverse Games

We are super excited to announce returning event sponsor I Need Diverse Games! With their help, we’ll be offering a diversity scholarship for our 2-Day badges. We’re excited to sponsor diverse individuals in the community and to bring their voices to the conference.  Don’t Know I Need Diverse Games? You should.  Their info: We are … Continue reading .@VectorConf Sponsorship Announcement: I Need Diverse Games

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

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]

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!