Please read our full code of conduct before attending an event, participating in our Discord channels and WhatsApp groups, or discussing our events on social media. Please don’t feel intimidated by it, though – these simple rules will make life better for everyone.

Why do we have a CoC?

The Greyface Guild aims to be inclusive and welcoming to a wide range of attendees from varied and diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to creating a community where everybody can learn, teach, share, network and have a good time. This can only work if we are inclusive to the largest number of contributors and if we create an environment where everybody feels safe and welcome.

Whilst we value discussion and discourse, there have to be rules, and there has to be a line. In this code of conduct, we lay out those rules and those lines.

Safe Environment

We are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, game development engine, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). So, we invite everyone who participates in the Greyface Guild to help us create safe and positive experiences for everyone.

Treat everyone professionally. Treat everyone as equals. Ask before you teach. Do not explain things without being asked. The person you are talking to now might know more or different things about the topic than you!

Be welcoming, friendly, and patient. Ask questions before jumping to conclusions.

Be respectful. Not all of us will agree with each other all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behaviour and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then. However, we cannot allow that frustration to become a personal attack.

Be aware of the effect your words may have on others. We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behaviour aren’t acceptable.

Joking or lack of bad intentions does not excuse CoC violations.

Admit when you do not know something. Please encourage others to admit when they do not know something and never joke about it. We are all here to learn.

CoC Violations

If you think someone has violated our code of conduct—even if you were not directly involved like you just overheard a conversation—please:

  • Let the person know what they did is inappropriate and ask them to stop.
  • Contact the organisers of the Greyface Guild (See contact details below).

When we learn about CoC violations, organisers will hear both sides and then take action we deem appropriate, such as:

  • Give a warning
  •  Have a longer talk about our values.
  •  Expel the perpetrator from the premises.
  •  Remove the member from our online channels.
  •  Require that the attendee does not visit events in the future.
  •  Call the authorities

Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour includes, but is not limited to:

  • Harassment and other exclusionary behaviour. Deliberate intimidation and threats.
  •  Aggressive or sexualised language and content. Unwanted sexual advances or unwanted physical contact. To those creating games with sexual themes, please get in touch with an organiser before discussing or showcasing your game.
  •  Insulting or putting down other participants.
  •  Please do not share personal details about a participant without their prior consent. Personal information includes race, gender, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics. If you need clarification on what constitutes an individual detail, ask permission anyway.
  •  “Well actually”: Telling people what they “actually meant to say”.
  •  Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting

Need Help?

If you need help or have any further questions or other concerns, please get in touch with a club staff member immediately.

  • Find and talk to the organisers.
  •  Contact us by email at [email protected]
  •  Contact an organiser on Discord or WhatsApp.

The following people are the organisers:

  • Arik Fletcher
  • Hylton Stewart
  • Christian Fletcher
  • Bryan Mitchell