Future of Diversity and Games
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Future of Diversity and Games book
In many ways, the authors hope the future of diversity and games is a continuation of existing trends. Looking ahead, they imagine and see an increase in games featuring diverse characters and themes—as well as an increase in the people making that content, the game engines used to make it, and the game jams used to inspire it. The future of diversity in the games industry is reliant on ensuring managers and event organizers are prioritizing and working toward inclusion and accessibility, so that the ongoing push for better practices does not continue to fall on marginalized people fighting for themselves. The future of diversity in games will be driven by more allies speaking up against the vocal and violent minority, allowing marginalized people to feel safe within the industry and continue to share their stories. Sharing information and ensuring more people see the value of diversity—in game content, game studios, and games industry events—is vital.