Lift Off 2019: Diversity and Representation

Freelance e-sports journalist and diversity advocate, Amanda Stevens, provides an in-depth workshop on why diversity and representation is important in the media that we create. In addition, they provided some strategies on adding more representation in media, including uses of writing, music, characters, etc. After the presentation, each participant reviewed with their mentor how their…Continue reading Lift Off 2019: Diversity and Representation

Lift Off 2019: Project Management

TVGS’ Lift Off Diversity Incubator continues with a presentation on Project Management for Game Development by college professor and former Studio Manager of Cinematic at Telltale, Becky Arcovitch. She provides a primer on what project management is, why it’s important, what the common practices are for game development, and provided an example of a schedule…Continue reading Lift Off 2019: Project Management

Application for Lift Off 2019 Now Open!

Application for Lift Off: Diversity Incubator for 2019 is now open! The incubator is a free, inclusive, six-week program for people of color to make their first game; no coding or other game development experience needed! This diversity-focused workshop series invites selected applicants of varied backgrounds and interests to create their own game. Participants will…Continue reading Application for Lift Off 2019 Now Open!

Lift Off 2018: Diversity and Representation

Reference materials: Diversity and Representation in Games (Youtube) Lift Off Closing Ceremony Preparations Handout (PDF) This week, E-sports journalist Amanda Stevens conducted a workshop on how to better improve diversity and representation in your own game. Using two examples, she ran through an exercise with the attendees to come up with characters whose backgrounds and…Continue reading Lift Off 2018: Diversity and Representation

Lift Off 2018: Software Quality Assurance

Reference materials: Software Quality Assurance (Youtube) This week, education coordinator Frederika Edgington-Giordano provided a broad overview of what a quality assurance does, and why they are important for the development process. Using her own experience, she provides how professionals approach the software, and what she hopes developers do with the feedback her team gives. As…Continue reading Lift Off 2018: Software Quality Assurance

Lift Off 2018: Workplace Discrimination and Abuse: Ways to Cope and Prevent

Reference materials: Workplace Discrimination and Abuse: Ways to Cope and Prevent (Youtube) This week, multi-talented Muse en Lystrala gave a very frank and honest talk for Lift Off Diversity Incubator attendees on workplace discrimination and abuse. Using examples she herself faced, she informed the audience when to recognize abuse, both online and offline, and what…Continue reading Lift Off 2018: Workplace Discrimination and Abuse: Ways to Cope and Prevent