Introducing Found Loot: Pledge $50/Month to diverse games/gaming related projects

Found Loot is an initiative inspired by and modeled after Fund Club (created by Ashe Dryden ofAlterConf and Shanley of Model View Culture) to help fund gaming & gaming related projects by diverse creators. Funding is provided by members who agree to a $50 per month donation directly to the organization or group that we … Continue reading Introducing Found Loot: Pledge $50/Month to diverse games/gaming related projects

We’ve got @AlterConf tickets!

We've got two tickets for the next AlterConf event in San Francisco, CA on June 4th! We have two tickets which include admission, lunch and child care (if needed). AlterConf is an amazing day of talks by folks from a wide variety experiences. To claim a ticket, email us at whyineeddiversegames@gmail.com or @ us on … Continue reading We’ve got @AlterConf tickets!

Hypertext 2016 – Call for Creative Track Submissions

The ACM Hypertext conference is a premium venue for high quality peer-reviewed research on hypertext theory, systems and applications. It is concerned with all aspects of modern hypertext research including social media, semantic web, dynamic and computed hypertext and hypermedia as well as narrative systems and applications. The ACM Hypertext 2016 conference will focus on … Continue reading Hypertext 2016 – Call for Creative Track Submissions

Hark! a wild update appears [public repost from Patreon]

Hello all! Long time no post that isn't podcast early access eh? So you're probably wondering what we're doing over here when we're not tweeting, blogging, podcasting, occasionally streaming? Well here's what we've been up to! We have money WOOO! So you might have seen that in January we were the Fund Club pick to … Continue reading Hark! a wild update appears [public repost from Patreon]

Help our 2016 GDC Scholarship awardees!

So this is the first year that #INeedDiverseGames has been part of the GDC Scholarship program! We got 25 all access passes to the Game Developer Conference March 14 - 18, 2016 in San Francisco, US. Donate Our Goal is $26,500, which includes a bit of buffer for fees, etc. While we're ecstatic to be … Continue reading Help our 2016 GDC Scholarship awardees!

Signal Boost – Diversity in Games Alliance

Announcing the Amplifying New Voices Bootcamp Apply or Nominate Now As a robust industry, we know that mentoring begets stronger and more articulate professionals. To encourage constant learning and sharing of new perspectives in our field, we are hosting a workshop focused on helping people from under-represented backgrounds sharpen their presentation skills. This includes women, people of color, members … Continue reading Signal Boost – Diversity in Games Alliance

2016 GDC Scholarship applications are now closed

Thank you so much to those who applied to our 2016 GDC Scholarship program! We've received  133 applications! O__O so y'all are gonna keep up busy over the next few weeks. As expected we got far more applications than passes, so keep that in mind as we review and you await an answer. Preference will be given to … Continue reading 2016 GDC Scholarship applications are now closed

Signal Boost – PIXELLES Assemble! at GDC

Our friends over at Pixelles are also part of the 2016 GDC Scholarship program! Go check out their application as well as ours. We hope everyone takes this opportunity to apply for an All Access pass to next year's Game Developer Conference. With thanks to the GDC Scholarship Fund, Pixelles has all access passes for … Continue reading Signal Boost – PIXELLES Assemble! at GDC

Reminder that our GDC Scholarship application will open up on November 15th!

Our GDC Scholarship application will open soon, and there's an info page in the header bar in preparation for taking applications. Keep in mind that we anticipate getting far more applications that we have passes. Also keep in mind that at this time we can only provide a pass and not assist with travel costs. … Continue reading Reminder that our GDC Scholarship application will open up on November 15th!