I've been working with awesome people like +Jessica Hammer
, +Mark Diaz Truman
, +Avery Mcdaldno
on a new project called Different Play
. Our goal is supporting and increasing diversity in analog games.
Our first effort, which I'm so excited for, is starting a Patreon: we're going to find new, diverse designers with cool ideas, and help them develop those into finished games. We've got all-star talent to help out with mentoring, playtesting, editing, and art, including +Lillian Cohen-Moore
, +Lizzie Stark
, +Ryan Macklin
, and others.
We're raising the money because diversity can't be founded on charity. The designers we're speaking to, like +Wendy Gorman
(whose supercool game "Letters from Shama" will be one of our first projects) are awesome, and to help connect them to the broader community as equals, that means paying everybody involved like the professionals they are.
* Support the Patreon here: http://www.patreon.com/different_play
* Are you somebody with an idea for a game? Whether you're published, unpublished, or somewhere in between, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're looking for more designers for the Patreon from traditionally underepresented communities. You can be interested in making story games, freeform, larp, or dungeon crawls, we'll find experts to help make your game happen.
Please reshare this! Please consider helping us out! And in 2015, we're going to have a lot more to announce, which you can see a peek at http://www.differentplay.comfeedback welcome, and please spread the message far and wide