A necessary evolution in the ‘diversity in games’ conversation is starting to show itself, a product of enough time having passed from when many companies have made pledges but little seems to be changing. Between making news as the home of the largest organized harassment campaign the world has known and being tied to a […]
This is a continuation of my letter series with John Sharp! Read the first post here if you missed it! — Mattie: It’s super possible that a lot of the friction that we’re discussing might come from the fact that there’s so many disciplines at work here but we don’t treat games or its […]
Recently, the nominees for IndieCade’s festival went up, and as it usually happens around the time judging results are out for any contest, there was a lot of disappointment and worries about the kind of forces that play out behind closed doors when awarding certain works and artists as exemplary for our community. Having judged […]
Just because a game decided it’s a woman shooting a dude in the face doesn’t change why I feel disconnected from this medium.
I fear for others. I fear for those who will be suckered in because the industry, both large and independent, want to seem diverse.
In a way, progress is not what we want, when we’re forced to play by someone else’s timetable.
Get to know us as people, as comrades, and I think we can change things, together, with our powers combined.
A lot has changed for me in 2014. 2013 and 2015 Mattie will be rather different people.
Ally isn’t a one way declaration, but something all parties involved declare together because it is going to be mutually beneficial.
This past weekend I went to the Queerness and Games Conference, an event I co-founded last year at UC Berkeley and now hold an advisory and conflict resolution role.
I am more than my pain. I am more than my pain. I am more than my pain.
Earlier this month was IndieCade, a festival that celebrates indie video games down in Culver City near LA.
This isn’t goodbye. It’s going to be even more interesting from here on out!
What is it that we want?
I’m a firm believer of action when it comes to battling against the injustices that happen in life. In every instance, every person can do something to help. The problem is, a lot of people have no idea how to help in situations like this.