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Session Name: Fostering Diversity in Games
Speaker(s): JC Lau, Leah Hoyer, Elaine Chase, Mary Olson, Kelly Snyder
Company Name(s): Bungie, Telltale Games, Wizards of the Coast, 343 Industries, Bungie
Track / Format: Advocacy

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Overview: Games have the power to unite. They create a common ground for people from diverse ethnicities, cultures, genders, political views, and beyond to connect with one another in an experience that they all enjoy. But despite the fact that games are beloved be people from all backgrounds, the video games industry has struggled to develop and retain a workforce that reflects the people playing their games. The percentage of women and persons of color remains shockingly low, and there is much to be done within gaming companies themselves as well as within gaming culture to shift this status quo. This panel brings together representatives from companies who are working to tackle this issue, each with their own perspectives, struggles, and tools for continued improvement of diversity in games.

GDC 2018

JC Lau


Leah Hoyer

Telltale Games

Elaine Chase

Wizards of the Coast

Mary Olson

343 Industries

Kelly Snyder


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