Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Or rather, Galentine’s Day: Part 2 if you’re like us and you’re totally just extending that another day. In any case, we’re back again this week with all the latest and greatest projects the games industry has to offer, and wouldn’t you know it, we have a massive crush on all the spaces featured here today. Go figure, eh?
You’re here already, which means you know just how important it is to boost the work of others. Spread the holiday cheer by giving these spaces a follow! From podcasts to blogs to social media accounts, we have all the sweetest selections for your viewing pleasure. Load up that last save file and join us as we introduce you to some super cool folks. You’ll feel like you totally leveled up just by reading the incredible work that they’re doing.
As always, if you know of an inclusive gaming space or games project you’d love to see promoted on our Sunday Loot series, drop us a comment below or check out our contact list! We’d love to hear from you, especially about new and exciting spaces where all gamers can hang out. ✌
An online magazine run by and for millennial women in the tech industry, Fembot is a space we’re super excited to see grow. They curate roundup posts of all the latest news that young people are discussing right now, neatly packaged in an easily digestible format. What’s more, all of their posts work to push our understanding of what it truly means to be an intersectional feminist. That’s something we should all be working on. So if you’re on the go, but still want to stay in the know, this is the space you should be keeping your eye on.
Fembot is currently hiring several internship positions as well! If you’re a student looking to break into writing or editing in the journalism world, this would be a great place to start. There is no deadline for applications, as the team hires on a rolling basis. Best of luck if you decide to apply!
“Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, and yet with such a huge potential market, the Spanish developed video games are still mostly on the fringes of the mainstream video game community because of the language barrier.”
In an effort to break down that barrier, GameCrimes was created as the first English-speaking podcast dedicated to reporting on the Spanish indie game scene. This is a huge deal. It’s run by three exceedingly talented and wicked smart people, and they don’t just focus on the podcast side of things, either. There are plenty of articles to read as well, most notably the “Spanish Indie Insider.” It’s so important to support efforts like these in order to raise awareness of the larger, diverse community that has always existed and flourished in games.
Lead Like Her
It was the tagline that caught our attention: “You don’t have to be a boss to be a leader.” A brand new Instagram account that you’re going to want to follow, Lead Like Her features photographs of women accompanied by little descriptions about their current work. While the space is still quite new, we would absolutely love to see more game developers promoted! If you or someone you know is working hard in the industry right now, every badass lady deserves to be featured here.
For consideration, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We sincerely hope you decide to apply to this! It’s always nice when spaces like these boost the voices of women in tech, and we couldn’t be happier that Lead Like Her exists.
Another super awesome podcast on our radar, The Missfits is all about geek culture and “run by women, but for everyone.” There are so many fun things to talk about here, we don’t even know where to start! The team hosts a book club, recommends their current faves, curates playlists, and so much more. We really love the vibe these three ladies maintain, and you can bet there will never be a dull moment when you tune in to their chats.
The Missfits podcast covers many different topics, and while they’re mainly focused on comics, we still think you’re going to really dig what they have to say. Give them a listen! You’ll be glad you did.
Not Your Yt OCs
We’ve been on the edge of our seat all week waiting to introduce you to this amazing Tumblr account that opened just recently. Not Your Yt OCs is a space dedicated to highlighting the work of creators of color, particularly artists and writers in the Bioware fandom. Awesome, right? It gets even better. The team is currently running an event in honor of Black History Month:
“This is an event for Black creators, by Black creators. This month will be all about showcasing our Black OCs and sharing their personalities, goals, interests, love interests, friendships and so on through whichever medium you fancy: fanart, fanfic, music, screenshots, edits, gifs, etc.~”
If you’re a creator of color and wish to see your work highlighted on Not Your Yt OCs, definitely reach out to the team! They work super hard to curate that space, and we’re delighted it’s here.