A lack of creative expression…

Have you noticed that the gaming industry is as diverse as a loaf of white bread? Every game features the same gruff, white male protagonist with a five-o’clock shadow and a tragic past. Well, dear reader, it’s time to spice things up and bring much-needed diversity and creativity to the gaming industry.

But how can we make a difference, you ask? By banding together as a community and using our collective creativity to create games that reflect the diversity of our community. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Create games that reflect our stories – Everyone has a unique story to tell, and the gaming industry needs to start listening. We need games that reflect our community’s diverse experiences and perspectives, from stories of immigration to tales of overcoming disability. It’s time to break the mould of one-size-fits-all gaming and create something that truly represents us.
  2. Get more diverse developers involved – It’s time for the gaming industry to hire more diverse developers. When you have a more diverse team, you get more varied ideas. It’s not rocket science, people.
  3. Support indie developers – Big-name game companies might be stuck in their ways. Still, indie developers are the true innovators of the gaming industry. By supporting indie developers, we can bring new and fresh ideas to the forefront and encourage a more diverse gaming landscape.
  4. Join a community – There’s strength in numbers, and that’s especially true when it comes to fighting for diversity in gaming. By joining a community of like-minded individuals, you’ll have the support and encouragement you need to bring your ideas to life.
  5. Make your own game – If you can’t find the game you’re looking for, why not make your own? With so many online game development tools, anyone can make a game. You might create the next big thing.

So there, you have five ways to fight for diversity and creativity in the gaming industry. It’s time to break the mould and create something truly unique. 

If you want to join a community, why not try ours?

The Greyface Guild was formed to support creatives in producing games that showcase a variety of perspectives, cultures, and experiences. We specialise in publishing works that promote diversity and inclusiveness.

Together, we can make a real difference and show the world what we’re made of. Let’s do this and make the gaming industry as diverse and creative as we are!