Why #INeedDiverseGames FAQ
Q: So what is this #INeedDiverseGames thing?
A: Well, it literally started when cypheroftyr was angry about video games at 0545 in the morning on 10/7/2014. It began with this tweet:
And it went wild, trending all over the place! So cypher was the right combination of witty, angry and timely on twitter.
Now, some people are calling it a movement, and hey if it gets us better games then great!
Q: So who is moderating this thing?
A: Currently it’s cypheroftyr
Q: Do you allow anonymous asks?
A: Yes, however all asks are moderated. If someone is trolling the ask will be deleted and the person ignored. Also, if you want your question answered privately, let us know.
Q: So, just to be sure, there is no link between this and GamerGate? (henceforth referred only as GG)
A: NOPE, never was, never will be and we’re doing our best to keep them from coopting the tag for their own means.
Q: I want to write up a game, or submit thoughts on gaming and diversity! Where can I reach you?
A: Easiest thing is to write a submission and send it to us via the Submit feature. Otherwise, if you’ve already written something and want us to link it, you can submit links as well.
Q: I sent you a message and you haven’t answered me!
A: Right now, there are just three people running this tumblr and we all have full time jobs and other responsibilities. Inquiries may not be answered right away, please be patient.
Q: I want to write about the hashtag, or diversity in gaming, etc, is it ok to contact you for information or an interview?
A: Yes, again please remember that responses may not be immediate so put something in the subject line about interview, write up, etc. The #INDG email address is the best way to get in touch.
Q: Why don’t you just make your own games?!
Q: I’m white, straight and, cis. Should I even be talking about these things?
A: ABSOLUTELY! The more people talking about it the better. Also the sad, sad truth is sometimes poc/lgbtqia/other marginalized voices are overlooked for those in the majority saying the same things. So all voices are welcome, because more diversity is better for everyone.
Q: What can I do to support #INeedDiverseGames?
A: Signal boost the tumblr, follow us on twitter, submit posts, send us game titles to write up and look into. We have a Patreon now, and currently Mod Cypher is running a GoFundMe for tech upgrades to do more with #INeedDiverseGames. Also, there’s the #INDG Spreadshirt store, a full write up on the store and how any profit will be used can be found here.
Q: I have other questions not addressed in this FAQ?
A: Easy, drop us a line and we’ll do our best to answer you.