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

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

We’ve got passes for @GaymerX East!

So, in addition to mod cypheroftyr working with GaymerX on diversity review, we’ve collaborated with them again to get ten passes to give away. Each pass will cover admission to the convention (a $45 USD value). So, here’s what you need to do: Write us at: indg@ineeddiversegames.org with “GaymerX East Pass” in the subject line Tell us briefly why you need assistance … Continue reading We’ve got passes for @GaymerX East!

.@Bunmira Streams Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Come by our Twitch channel, twitch.tv/ineeddivgames starting Tuesday October 10, 6pm Pacific/ 8pm Central/ 9pm Eastern for BunMira playing Death of the Outsider, and discussing this add-on to Dishonored 2. We're interested in it because while there is a black female lead, she was not written by a black woman. So we're wondering how that … Continue reading .@Bunmira Streams Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Volunteer Opportunity -Help us table at the Diversity Lounge at PAX Unplugged in November

  We’ve got an opportunity to be part of the Diversity Lounge at PAX Unplugged. But the table has to have someone there during all open hours, 10am – 6pm. Seeing as how there’s one of mod @cypheroftyr, that means we need community help! If you are planning on going to PAX Unplugged anyway, and/or … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity -Help us table at the Diversity Lounge at PAX Unplugged in November

Supporting our work and some real talk on money.

A note: We know times are tight and Puerto Rico needs help, as do others post disaster. We'll be here for a while, but their need is now & pressing. So save links & if you got spare coins today or later? That's great. If not we understand Reminder that we're on Patreon, this 1st day … Continue reading Supporting our work and some real talk on money.

Streaming Update!

So we want to get our stream back up to speed and want to know what kinds of games you want to see us playing on the I Need Diverse Games twitch! We just got our graphics redone on the channel, and even have Better Twitch TV Emotes ready to use! So, under the cut … Continue reading Streaming Update!

Racism in Fighting Games – Gar Atkins

I grew up in what some might call the tail end of the golden age of the arcade. Back before netplay was commonplace and home consoles had the power to deliver the latest gaming experience, the arcade was the place to go. It was the noisy, flashy, stim-filled place to see where the future of … Continue reading Racism in Fighting Games – Gar Atkins

So You Did Something Gay: What Comes Next? – Benjamin Red

(Image Source: Dream Daddy [edited])   This article contains spoilers for Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator. If you haven’t played it yet, go play it right now. No seriously, minimize your browser and give it a go. I’ll wait. … … … All set?   In Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, players take … Continue reading So You Did Something Gay: What Comes Next? – Benjamin Red