by Melanie Jayne Ashford Accessibility is a hot topic, and with all the technology involved, there’s nowhere better for accessibility than video games. Sadly, though, the world of video games lacks support for deaf and hard of hearing players. The gaming industry provides the most consistent captioning that I have seen, but there are still … Continue reading Deaf Accessibility in Video Games
It's that time of year again, time to sign up to hang out at PAX East for I Need Diverse Games! While we can't provide any transportation or other assistance, we can and will provide badges* to a few lucky folks that are able to help represent the organization and connect with the community. Please … Continue reading PAX East: Seeking Diversity Lounge Volunteers
So, looking at our Patreon as our only means of funding, we're not gonna make it much into 2020 without a significant boost. Or we'll have to cut back on what we do, significantly. Simply put, things cost $, and bringing in $1500 a month ain't gonna cut it. Not if we want to still … Continue reading We need help to stay afloat
Our 2020 GDC Scholarship Applications are closed! 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 San … Continue reading No Longer Applications for the INDG GDC 2020 Scholarship
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!
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!
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
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
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
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