While many still consider mobile gaming as synonymous with Candy Crush and Angry Birds, the medium has really grown since then, accommodating games that used to only be possible on consoles and PC. Now mobile games are capable of delivering crisp graphics and complex stories while being relatively inexpensive. Especially exciting is that many of these games are coming out of indie creators who are telling stories from perspectives that are different than what we’re used to seeing in mainstream gaming. We’re starting to see more mobile game titles featuring diverse leads, and in particular, women and girls of color.
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Cloud Chasers describes itself as “A father and daughter on a desperate journey in hope for a future beyond the deserts.” It won 2015 GDC Best in Play, was a 2015 Finalist for Best Mobile & Tablet Game at GameConnection Europe, and was Selected at Indie Arena Gamescom, IndieCade @ E3, and Amaze Johannesburg. So, does it live up to all the hype? (more…)
Recently, I noticed a new hashtag pop up on my Twitter feed: #DiversifyTabletop. I took notice because I’ve seen a couple of attempts to make lists of tabletop games made by women, PoC, and members of the LGBTQ community. The assumption is that these type of creators are not as visible as the traditional straight white male designer. There are a lack of resources, promotion, and cultural support for those outside of this mold. Tanya D. and Emily Care Boss are trying to fix that through their initiative “Diversify Tabletop.” (more…)
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, The Walking Dead comic, now TV show, is set in a not-too-distant future in which the wide-spread zombie plague has brought about the apocalypse. The video game is set in the same general area as the comics, but centers around a different cast of characters. Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead video game is an award-winning episodic drama-adventure video game, based on the famous comic book series and television show of the same name. Two seasons of the video game have been released so far, and a third is in the making, scheduled to be released some time in 2016.