The labour of games

ArenaNET, the creators of Guild Wars 2, recently fired two long-time employees for what the company claims amounts to "attacks on the community", due to an alleged failure "to uphold our standards of communicating with players". Jessica Price and Peter Fries, both industry veterans, with Fries being with the company for 12 years, were summarily … Continue reading The labour of games

Greetings from a new tub

So this is new. My name's Tauriq and I'll be a new contributing editor at I Need Diverse Games, where I'll be editing others' contributions and writing my own columns regularly. Some of you might know me from my big hits like All Polish Games Should Be Banned, Nazis Are Actually Bad and Maybe Pop … Continue reading Greetings from a new tub

Persona 5: My Saving Grace in Trump’s America by @brichibitweets

by Brianna Lawrence, @brichibitweets The end of 2016 was not a good look for me. Neither was the beginning of 2017. It’s a bit of an understatement to say that I was rather... distraught... over who was elected into office. Trump’s America feels like an unaired episode of The Twilight Zone that never should’ve seen … Continue reading Persona 5: My Saving Grace in Trump’s America by @brichibitweets

INDG Enamel Pins are a go!

The community has spoken! We're going to do a limited run of pins for folks. The way this will work is: Orders will stay open for two weeks, OR when until 200 pins are ordered, whichever comes first. We will use thestudio.com to fulfill orders, ship to our founder and then she will ship them … Continue reading INDG Enamel Pins are a go!

Community inquiry time re: merchandise

Hello lovely friends and supporters of our work. We've had great feedback on our new logo done by CaptainTwaz! We've also had requests for things like enamel pins, hats and other things. We've actually found a seller that can do enamel pins, hats, socks and other merch at reasonable prices. The sticky part? Getting them … Continue reading Community inquiry time re: merchandise

#DiversifyStreaming Update – Official Stream Team is a go!

I Need Diverse Games became a Twitch Partner on April 3rd! That means we can have a stream team. Since the #DiversifyStreaming initiative was already a thing, we combined it into one thing, of a stream team where folks can be seen when they are live rather than just browsing a static list. Thanks to … Continue reading #DiversifyStreaming Update – Official Stream Team is a go!

Slaying nature

By Tauriq Moosa Monster Hunter: World (MHW) is a game about killing indigenous creatures and conquering foreign lands, to mine and harvest resources for personal gain and glory. Considering the history of my and other African countries is the history of colonialism, I would’ve recognised such attitudes even as a child. It’s easy to miss … Continue reading Slaying nature

Volunteer Opportunity -Help us table at the Diversity Lounge at #PAXEast April 5-8

We've got an opportunity to be part of the Diversity Lounge at PAX East. But the table has to have someone there during open hours, 10am - 6pm. Seeing as how there's one of mod cypheroftyr, that means we need community help! (Image is from last year's PAX App, we don't yet know the location … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity -Help us table at the Diversity Lounge at #PAXEast April 5-8

Congratulations to our 2018 @Official_GDC Scholarship awardees!

Please congratulate our 2018 GDC Scholarship awardees! Everyone received a Conference + Summit Pass provided to us by Official GDC as part of the GDC Scholarship program.  Thanks again to our review committee: Tanya DePass Jane Ng Andrien Gbinigie Glenn White Our Awardees: Jens-Uwe Bahr Josie Brechner Cesar Castillo Moustafa Chamli Eleanor Chan Brianne Christiansen … Continue reading Congratulations to our 2018 @Official_GDC Scholarship awardees!

Why Game Dads Matter

By Tauriq Moosa Male power fantasies have long focused on bulking up men, whether physically, or intellectually, and using their powers to defeat their enemies. Whether it’s a Stallone or a McClane, a Sherlock or a Dr House, portrayals of men in media has focused on providing them seeming immunity, due to some extraordinary quality … Continue reading Why Game Dads Matter