Happy Sunday, friends! We hope you’re enjoying the weekend with a nice cup of tea. But if you’re already out the door and on the go, not to worry! There’s a long list of super cool opportunities in the games industry right now, and all of them offer ways to boost your work.
Sign on to support a new game on Kickstarter, lend your voice and experiences to an upcoming book, or even submit to a wildly popular festival. The possibilities are endless! Just let us know where you’ll be showcasing your work next, okay? We always love to see the incredible work of our community!
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. ✌
“BlubBlub: Quest of the Blob was designed and created by a talented group of middle school girls at the 3-week Girls Make Games summer camp in Boston, MA. GMG runs summer camps all over the country, and of the 32 games developed this summer in 10 cities, BlubBlub made it to the top 5 presenting at GMG’s 3rd Annual Demo Day in Mountain View, CA.”
Consider helping this talented group of young girls make their game a reality! Final rewards include high quality Girls Make Games merchandise, an opportunity to sponsor another future game maker, and much more. We’re always so excited to see what GMG comes up with every year!
“We are under contract to publish a book on this subject, Geek Girls, with Cambridge University Press. It will be the first intersectional analysis of women in tech written by sociologists. To do this, we hope to interview 75 — 100 women and men of all races, gender identities, and sexual orientations about their paths to and experiences working in tech.”
If you’re currently working in the tech industry and you’d like to be featured in a new upcoming book, Geek Girls, this team would love to hear from you! They’re looking to interview people over Skype in regards to diversity and inclusion within your profession. You can choose to withdraw your comments at any time! We just hope you’ll sign a copy of the book for us once it’s out.
“Would you like to work with Kill Screen? We are looking for some bright-eyed, bushy-tailed help. In particular, Kill Screen is interested in working with women, LGBTQ people, international and multicultural people, people of color, people with disabilities, and people with nontraditional educational backgrounds. We’re also looking for candidates who are based outside the United States and/or interested in eSports.”
You only have until tomorrow to apply to this particular position, so get your materials together quick! We’ve been huge fans of their work for quite a long time now, and we know that you’d make the perfect fit for this internship. Best of luck if you decide to apply!
“If you would like to submit or suggest a writerly game — a game with exceptional writing or one that uses writing in an integral way — please do so via the form […] You can submit your own game, or a game you feel strongly about. No submission fee, Toronto and international games welcome.”
WordPlay London is a festival featuring the work of “writerly games,” or interactive fiction such as 80 Days, Sunless Sea, Zombies, Run!, and Her Story. If your work — or someone you know! — fits that criteria, you should totally consider submitting it to this amazing festival. We’re super eager to boost your game so that everyone can get the chance to play and experience it!
“The Yuri Game Jam is a one-month game jam taking place from October 1 to October 31, with the intention of creating more games about relationships between women. There is one rule [for] the jam: Your game must focus on queer relationships between women or the queer female experience.”
After a super successful first year, the Yuri Game Jam is back! You still have a bit of time before the festivities kick off, so please spread the word. We’d love to see more participants jump into this wildly popular and super fun game jam! As always, let us know if you submit. We’re always excited to play your games!