Women In Games, the global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting equity and parity for all women and girls in games and esports, has issued a statement following the recent media reports on discriminatory and toxic behaviour within the games industry.
The Women in Games Galaxy will encompass more star events & satellite activities than ever before Conference, Awards, Games Jam, Esports Tournament, Networking, Community Events and more will be hosted virtually from September 6th-18th 2021 Women in Games has announced details of its new, expanded Women in Games Global Festival 2021, taking place virtually - across... Continue Reading →
Funding applications have opened for this year’s grants programme from Digital Xtra Fund, Scotland’s charity committed to increasing the number and diversity of young people learning innovative digital skills.
Headed up by London-based independent developer Payload Studios, the Tentacle Zone Incubator is a programme offering mentorship, networking opportunities and an all-round games industry insight to independent developers with disabilities or neurodiversites, who come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, are of an underrepresented gender, or are POC or LGBTQ+.
Scotland has an astonishing new videogames taking place in February 2021. The Play Away Festival 2021 is a fortnight's festival of gaming from our friends at the Tinderbox Collective. Play Away is taking a different approach to gaming. Videogames have an incredible amount to offer the world beyond their huge commercial success. Gaming is now... Continue Reading →
Queer Me, or The Queer Games Library, is a new digital game library and archive, which will curate video games which offer the opportunity to explore diverse gender and sexuality expressions, or a queer perspective through play.
When asked if they thought game publishers should take a stance on societal issues, an overwhelming number of the 4000 players who took part in the Gamer Sentiment Study on Diversity and Inclusion said they were either neutral on the issue or in favour of it. Whatsmore, that sentiment held true across all demographics, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or having a disability.
Guest editorial. Does the games industry have a problem? Crunch, diversity & toxic office culture seems all too common. We asked Purpose HR to explore how games companies can build a positive workplace culture...
Find out about the challenges faced by the Double 11 team in releasing Minecraft Dungeons - in 2020 - at the next Queer Code event on Dec 1st