NewZoo Study: Gamers Want More Diversity

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.

#RaiseTheGameJam Entries Open

Entries have opened for the 2021 #RaiseTheGameJam, which challenges student teams from across the UK to create games focused on diversity & inclusion.

Evil Army: Queer Representation in Games

Evil Army: Queer Representation in Games is an online event which will explore the history of queer representation within videogames, its evolution and how current events are reshaping the view and attitudes of straight gamers and game developers towards LGBTQ+ and queer characters.

Entries Open For The Women In Games Awards 2020

Nominations have opened for the Women In Games Awards 2020. The competition celebrates and highlights the incredible work being done by women across the UK, with categories covering everything from development and technical roles, through to business, journalism and mentoring.

Rainbow Game Jam 2020

Registration has opened for the Rainbow Game Jam 2020, a two week long competition which explores & celebrates identity, gender, sexuality, life and love.

We’re Raising Our Game – Will You?

As of today, the Scottish Games Network is an official supporter of the Raise The Game pledge, to make the global games industry a more welcoming, inclusive and diverse place to be.

2020 BAFTA Games Awards Entries Open (Diversity Standards Now Included)

Entries for the 2020 BAFTA Games Awards are now open. Developers have until November to enter. For the first time, the awards will pilot the BFI Diversity Standards as part of the entry process.

Why We HAVE To Raise The Game

Raise The Game is an important initiative to make the UK games sector a more more welcoming place, with diversity and inclusion within the industry and the games it creates.

Special Edition 2017 Launches – Helping Women In Technology Achieve More

Let's be honest, the digital sector has a problem with diversity. In Scotland only 18% of the workforce are female. Female representation at board level is even worse. While progress is happening, more needs to be done to help women break through and achieve their full career potential. Enter Special Edition, a professional development programme designed... Continue Reading →

Girl Geek Scotland Launches Mentoring Project To Encourage More Young Women Into Technology

Girl Geek Scotland needs your help... Diversity is an ongoing issue in the technology sector. According to recent research, women make up only 18% of the digital technology workforce. That's terrible. One of the mains reasons for this is female uptake in computing science subjects and interest in technology careers is low - even at high school.... Continue Reading →

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