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Entitlement

One of the problems I have with the outliers of game development and gaming culture is the feeling of entitlement and ownership that some people, primarily men, give voice to. I’m not sure if you’ve ever had the conversation around… Continue Reading →

About Allyship

When I started in the games industry I was naïve. I thought it was a meritocracy, that we all had a chance at success. We didn’t. As the years passed, I saw more and more (and younger) men pass me… Continue Reading →

Är rollspel så demokratiskt?

I påskas var jag på konvent för första gången sedan jag vet inte när. Det var underhållande att återvända, men också väldigt ögonöppnande. En bekant till mig kom förbi och nämnde ”demokratiseringsprocessen” runt rollspel. Det vi diskuterade var att tack… Continue Reading →

Ugh, Emotions: Part II

CW: Harassment, sexism, sexual harassment In 2000 I wrote my thesis at a mobile games company. It was titled User Interfaces for Role-playing on a Mobile Platform. I still have it somewhere. It’s 150 pages long and is probably quite… Continue Reading →

Ugh, Emotions: Part I

CW: Harassment, exclusion. This is a difficult set of posts for me to write, because they admit to my own complicity in a culture I desperately want to change. To understand gaming, the games industry and the gaming culture it’s… Continue Reading →

The standard you walk past is the standard you accept

The title for this post was something Lt. General Dave Morrison of the Australian army said in a speech to the Australian troops after allegations of sexual misconduct among the Australian troops. It’s oddly fitting for what I am about… Continue Reading →

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