Announcing Year One of the #INeedDiverseGames GDC Scholarship program!
We’re incredibly excited to announce that we will be part of the GDC Scholarship program for 2016! More details, including application deadlines, how/where to apply and what you should expect at GDC will be coming after we get back and recover from #IndieCade15.
We’ll have 20+ All Access Passes to GDC 2016. Unfortunately we cannot assist with travel costs at this time. We’re working on ideas of how to help with that, possibly an IndieGoGo, or GoFundMe again.
We’re hoping to work with companies like @Intel or maybe @Microsoft or@EA to help us with travel grants so cost is not a barrier.
So watch ineeddivgms.info in the next week or so for full details on how you can apply for an All Access Pass to GDC!
Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives.
Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She founded and was the EIC of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity. Now she’s a co-host on Spawn on Me Podcast. Along with all of that, she’s the Programming Coordinator for OrcaCon, she often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications.
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