RaiseTheGame is a collaborative and high-impact pledge to improve diversity and inclusion in the games industry – creating cultures where everyone belongs, and ideas can thrive.
The Scottish Games Network is a proud member of the initative and will work pro-actively to help achieve these aims.
Launched in February 2020, the initiative asks developers and publishers to sign a pledge to directly and pro-actively address the issues of diversity and inclusion within their own company and their own games.
The pledge has three key pillars:
Creating a Diverse Workforce
By recruiting as fairly and widely as possible
Shaping Welcoming and Inclusive Places to Work
By educating and inspiring people to take more personal responsibility for fostering and promoting diversity and inclusion.
Reflecting Greater Diversity in Our Work
By striving for this in everything we do, from game design and development, through to marketing and other support services.
These are wonderful goals. If this initiative succeeds, it would go a long way to addressing nearly all of the issues this industry still struggles with.
Raise the Game already has the backing of several dozen developers and publishers, from EA, Ubisoft, Xbox & Jagex, through to indie developers across the country.
It’s also open to Academic institutions, other supporting businesses and organisations. Everyone in fact.
There are many there, but nowhere near all.
To find out more, go here.
If you run, lead or manage a games business, or organisation within the Scottish videogames sector – please consider signing up.
If you work in the videogames sector, please forward the Raise The Game link onto your bosses (or if you’re worried about doing it directly, we’ll gladly do so).
For anyone else, please like, link, share, tweet or otherwise help get the message out that the games industry aspires to be better.
Let’s all Raise The Game.