Videogaming is one of the fastest growing entertainment mediums in the world, enjoyed by people of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds and predilections. But do the games we know and love reflect this reality?
We’ve analysed Games of the Year and E3 standouts to find out whether the best of the best are committed to diversity. Plus, scroll through a host of other gaming topics in focus.
Jay-Ann Lopez Creator, Black Girl Gamers
Jay-Ann Lopez is the creator of Black Girl Gamers, an online community that aims to positively promote diversity and affect change within the gaming industry.
Alayna M Cole MD, Queerly Represent Me
Alayna Cole is the managing director of Queerly Represent Me, a non-profit championing queer representation in games.
Adam Campbell Games Manager, Azoomee
Adam Campbell is co-founder of POC in Play, an organisation designed to build an inclusive industry with a range of exciting new initiatives.
Ian Hamilton Accessibility expert
Ian Hamilton is an accessibility expert who consults with studios, helping teams to make games inclusive for all.
What does a gamer look like? The age-old answer (young, white, male) is not only inaccurate, it’s harmful. Games are enjoyed by a diverse audience the world over. So why shouldn’t the stories and characters in our favourite games reflect the audience playing them?
We’ve teamed up with some trailblazing proponents of diversity to shed light on this under-explored topic. Read their stories above.