Sunday Loot: Jams, Jobs, & Getting to #GDC2017!

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Happy Sunday, friends! It’s time for another list of all the super exciting opportunities waiting for you in the games industry. Many of the following recommendations were kindly brought to us by Miss N and Imogen, so send them some love whenever you get the chance. ❤

In particular, we’ll be focusing our attention on boosting any and all efforts to provide folks with assistance in order to get to next year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC). If you know of any scholarships that we haven’t mentioned in this post, please reach out! We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to attend one of the most anticipated events in the industry, and that means providing some much-needed help.

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.

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Diversi Scholarship

“The scholarship aims to provide more women with the opportunity to grow their network, exchange ideas, and ease the transition from student life to work life.”

We covered this scholarship last year, and we’re very pleased to be doing it again! Diversi is an amazing non-profit organization, and they’re doing incredible work helping to shape a more inclusive games industry.

Girls Make Games

Girls Make Games Holiday Box

“The Game Dev 101 Booklet comes with platformer video tutorials and pixel art asset packs custom made by Glory Dang. The booklet and tutorials teach you the fundamentals of game development and how to create a 2D platformer!”

Still haven’t finished your holiday shopping? Good! Because you can help support Girls Make Games while also gifting someone special with inspiration. This box benefits a great cause, and helps to encourage more women to pursue a career in games.

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IGDA Scholars

“Scholars still receive an all-access pass, just like they always have, but now it also includes a lot more — mentorship from members of industry, opportunities to visit local studios or even meeting with senior figures in the industry.”

IGDA is offering a scholarship opportunity that not only seeks to provide students with a means to attend GDC, but also to continue that learning outside the event. We’re always, always excited to hear about new up and coming talent!

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Paste Magazine Internships

“As an intern, you won’t be making anyone coffee, unless you want some, in which case you will make your own. Instead, you’ll be working with our editorial staff, mainly writing and editing, as well as handling administrative tasks, such as assessing the CDs we receive each week.”

This isn’t exactly a position that’s specific to video games, however, Paste is an incredible publication that can jump-start your journalism career. Internships are available in both Decatur, Georgia and New York City. You will also receive a $500 stipend.

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Pixelles Ensemble

“If your application is accepted, you’ll receive a free all-access pass to GDC 2017. You’ll then head out to the conference for a full week of game dev talks and activities with a fun, friendly group of other games folks!”

And the last GDC scholarship opportunity comes from the wonderfully talented Pixelles team! They’re also working hard to ensure that a more diverse games industry can someday be realized, and we’re all too happy to support those efforts.

Self-Care Jam

Self-Care Game Jam

“The past few weeks have been a lot, so let’s make stuff that makes us happy! They can be games, poems, comics, music, or whatever else! Anything and everything is welcome! There’s no competition, no risk, and no pressure, just go make some positive things. <3”

In light of everything that’s happened to many of us in the community, the Self-Care Game Jam is exactly what we like to see. Please take care of yourselves, and let us know if you decide to make something for the jam!

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