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
On November 25, Creative Dundee and InGAME will be inviting three panellists from across the creative sector to discuss these very topics as part of its InGAME Insights events series.
Entries have opened for the 2021 #RaiseTheGameJam, which challenges student teams from across the UK to create games focused on diversity & inclusion.
Date of the Dead is an LGBTQ friendly dating sim about romancing the undead. Looking for a new ghoul-friend? A boyfriend with some bite? A partner that's just your (blood) type? Date of the Dead gives you an unforgettable trip to the underworld to live out your most ghoulish of desires. When a bureaucratic mishap... Continue Reading →