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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So You Did Something Gay: What Comes Next? – Benjamin Red

(Image Source: Dream Daddy [edited])   This article contains spoilers for Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator. If you haven’t played it yet, go play it right now. No seriously, minimize your browser and give it a go. I’ll wait. … … … All set?   In Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, players take … Continue reading So You Did Something Gay: What Comes Next? – Benjamin Red

The Violent Banality of E3 & the Need for Better – @tauriqmoosa

I rejoiced at many of the announcement of upcoming games at E3 2017. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus provides more opportunity to delve into the unbelievably brilliant world created by MachineGames; a new Assassin’s Creed, where you play a man of colour, in ancient Egypt looks like Ubisoft benefited from a year off the franchise. … Continue reading The Violent Banality of E3 & the Need for Better – @tauriqmoosa

Why I stopped Playing Mass Effect: Andromeda ~ @tauriqmoosa

Why I Stopped Playing Mass Effect: Andromeda by  Tauriq Moosa *spoilers for original Mass Effect trilogy, not Andromeda* Mass Effect is one of the most important fictional franchises for me. It originally tackled major themes of hopelessness against destructive forces infinitely powerful; it focused a great deal on the various meanings of love and friendship … Continue reading Why I stopped Playing Mass Effect: Andromeda ~ @tauriqmoosa

I Am Not an NPC: Gaming While Autistic – Part 2

by Patricia C. Baxter, continued from this post published on Jan 12, 2017 The Good For me video games have been a source of empowerment for a number of reasons.  As stated above, games can be a medium where the things autistic people excel at, such as memorization and attention to detail, can be assets … Continue reading I Am Not an NPC: Gaming While Autistic – Part 2

I Am Not an NPC: Gaming While Autistic

By: Patricia C. Baxter As an autistic woman, video games hold significant importance to me as they provide a medium for entertainment, storytelling, and gameplay, as well as way to unwind from the stresses of “real life.”  Unfortunately video games, like most media, have very limited representations of people on the autistic spectrum.  The characters … Continue reading I Am Not an NPC: Gaming While Autistic

Creatures, Aliens And Robots: Oh, Misogyny!

by Ashe S Where would science-fiction and fantasy be without its creatures? While by no means a checklist requirement, you'd be hard pressed to find a more apt visual representation for these genres spanning centuries and cultures and continents. From the dragons and mermaids of countless mythologies to modern incarnations like hobbits and wookies, mythical … Continue reading Creatures, Aliens And Robots: Oh, Misogyny!

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

.@MagpieOfficial is seeking freelancers for Fate Codex

"We’re looking for anybody who has a good idea, and in particular we’d love to get more women and minority writers and designers to contribute. We want contributors from all levels of experience, too. Being new to Fate doesn’t mean we won’t accept your pitch."So! Fate Codex is seeking writers (like you) to create awesome … Continue reading .@MagpieOfficial is seeking freelancers for Fate Codex

Hex: TCG: An Example of Purposeful Exclusivity

  by: Zoe W. I started playing Hex TCG in October of 2015. Hex had a lot of features, with more in development, that made me hopeful that this would be a game that I would be playing for a long time to come. Unfortunately, this was not the case. It is especially disappointing because … Continue reading Hex: TCG: An Example of Purposeful Exclusivity