Gamecity Impulse: Why Video Games can save the World
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These days, no-one can deny the importance of video games. Every second person in Germany plays games, but developers should examine the social responsibility this entails. How do the games we make influence society? Why is diversity important? Is the title of this talk just clickbait or can games really save the world? And is there actual proof for such grandiose claims? (Spoiler: There is.)
Rebekka Niederländer from the initiative “Keinen Pixel den Faschisten” answered those questions and more in her talk with the intriguing title “Why video games can save the world”. The talk is the first session in our new online event series Gamecity Impulse. In this series Gamecity Hamburg presents talks and discussions about the topics of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
What is Gamecity Impulse?
Gamers are diverse: Around 2,2 billion people around the world play video games, coming from a multitude of ethnic and religious backgrounds, nationalities, genders and sexual identities, abilities, age and language groups. The communities that form around games and the teams that make the makes aren't always as diverse. This has already sparked a host of discussions throughout the games industry and community. The German games industry has picked up on the topic, by starting the joint declaration “Hier spielt Vielfalt”, as well engaging in projects, discussions and initiatives as individual companies, associations and people.
As Gamecity Hamburg, we want to contribute to the important discourse by hosting talks and panel discussions on diversity-related topics in different fields of the games industry and gaming culture in our new digital event series “Gamecity Impulse” throughout 2021. We hope to help raise awareness of, start discussions, provide for thought as well as offer industry insights on ways to improve equality, diversity and inclusion.
- 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
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