LGBTQA

Researchers Talk the Exciting Rise of Queer Representation in Games

Hey, folks! This is Jess Zammit and Alayna Cole (who has written for FemHype before) from Queerly Represent Me, and we’re excited to share some new projects with you! 

If you haven’t heard about Queerly Represent Me, we’re a research organization focused on exploring representations of sexuality and gender in games, and supporting queer folks who love to play games or who work in the games industry. We create resources and speak at conferences about queer representation, and provide links to all sorts of wider reading that cover a wide range of topics.

We also maintain a database of games that feature queer characters and themes. It currently includes over 800 games, and we’re adding more all the time (with the help of our readers who provide tips about what games we’re missing).

Researching awesome queer content has inspired us to create more ways of connecting with our wonderful community — people like you! If you’d indulge us, we’d love to share some of the games we’ve had the joy of researching, the ways they inspire us, and the new projects we’re working on.

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Sunday Loot

Sunday Loot: Games Writing, Funding, & More

Life Is Strange

Happy Sunday, friends! We hope you’re enjoying a fun and safe Halloween weekend if you decide to celebrate. For anyone who might have missed our previous Sunday Loot posts, this series aims to elevate the people and projects working to make the games industry a more inclusive place. If you’ve always wanted to get involved, but never knew how, that’s what we’re here for!

This time around, we’ll be offering up a few opportunities where you’ll be able to challenge those creative juices and meet up with others — both virtually and in person! Not only that, but there are quite a number of initiatives in need of boosting, too. With your help, we can spread the word and reach more people who want to make games a better place for everyone. Let’s get involved!

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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Sunday Loot

Sunday Loot: How to Invite Everyone to Games

Girls Make Games

Happy Sunday, friends! We’re super happy that you were able to join us again this week, especially since we put together another list of amazing opportunities. This is the spot where you’ll find all the new and exciting things that are happening in the gaming industry, whether it’s a job opening with a rad development team or a game jam where you’ll make new friends! The sky’s the limit here.

This round, we’ll be offering up a whole host of opportunities for you to get directly involved in a super awesome community. From scholarships to submissions, we’re confident that there will be something fun here for everyone. And if you decide to apply to any of these, let us know! We always love to hear about the amazing projects all our friends are working on next.

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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