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Making the First Afrofantasy MMORPG: Lessons on Intersectionality in GameDev


We increasingly discuss challenges and opportunities around specific diversity-focused topics such as creating an inclusive working environment and more diverse games, but we rarely discuss how such topics often intertwin creating whole new challenges (and opportunities).nSeniority vs Diverse hiring, Bootstrapping & Inclusivity, Saving costs while doing ground-breaking diverse innovation These and more intersectional themes are discussed by Allan Cudicio, founder at Twin Drums who is currently working on the first African inspired fantasy online RPG: The Wagadu Chronicles.nAllan's insights have been collected through years of running a FLINTA majority team, with a large Black, PoC and Queer contingent, while working on a Black-centric queer-positive videogame which is in many ways threading exciting but uncharted territories.

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