Gamecity Impulse: Gaming Communities - Competitive & Caring
Competition, rage, toxicity, and memes might seem more typical of gaming communities than kindness and mutual respect. However, several Community Managers recently focused on fostering comfort and positivity among their players - and they have been convincingly successful! Let's explore the diverse challenges and approaches of building friendly, helpful and accepting communities: for a better gaming experience, and even enhanced welfare beyond that.
Manuel Manhard from the initiative “Keinen Pixel den Faschisten" will share his insight and thoughts in his talk titled “Gaming Communities: Competetive and Caring”. After the talk there will be time for a Q&A round and open discussion of the topic.
The talk is the third session in our online event series Gamecity Impulse. In this series Gamecity Hamburg presents talks and discussions about the topics of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion with regard to games, the games industry and gaming culture.
About our guest speaker:
Manuel Manhard studied and worked in history and social sciences before switching to game development. He is now working as a developer in his own company machina cogitans. Manuel gained experience with community management while working for the indie studio Pocketwatch and is standing up against discrimination and racism as an active member of the initiative “Keinen Pixel den Faschisten”.
Event schedule (CEST):
- 5:55 pm Zoom call is open
- 6:00 pm Admission to the call
- 6:05 pm Welcome & Introduction
- 6:10 pm Start of Talk
- 7:15 pm Q&A round
- 8:00 pm End of Event
Please register for free via Eventbrite.
The event will be held in English.