Diversity and Inclusion in the Games Industry: What Needs to Happen

10 May 2021
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Diversity and Inclusion in the Games Industry: What Needs to Happen

Gamers in the United States are almost evenly split between men (54%) and women (46%) (source: Entertainment Software Association), however, just 24% of game developers are women and only 2% identify as black (source: International Game Developers Association). Further, in-game toxicity and harassment related to sexual orientation, race, or ethnicity is all too common. This panel will discuss the current state and efforts being undertaken to bring more diversity and inclusion to the industry and counter in-game toxicity and harassment.