Why should you learn to build your own Videogame?

Maiamama is making original videogames live on Gaming4Justice. This project supports our values of liberation and empowerment as well as creativity and collaboration. Writing your own videogames can be a powerful way to empower marginalized groups, such as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women. Here’s why:

  • Greater representation: By writing your own videogames, you have the opportunity to create characters and storylines that better reflect the diverse experiences of BIPOC and women. This can help to challenge negative stereotypes and promote more inclusive and accurate representation in the gaming industry.
  • Challenging the status quo: The videogame industry has historically been dominated by white men, and as a result, many games reflect their perspectives and experiences. By writing your own videogames, you can challenge this status quo and bring new, diverse voices to the forefront.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth: Writing a videogame can be a highly rewarding and empowering experience, regardless of your background. It can help you develop new skills, build confidence, and potentially turn your passion into a career.
  • Financial independence: If your videogame is successful, you may be able to monetize it and potentially achieve financial independence. This can be especially important for BIPOC and women, who often face barriers to economic opportunity and are underrepresented in leadership positions in the gaming industry.

Writing your own videogames can be a powerful way to empower BIPOC and women by promoting greater representation, challenging the status quo, and providing opportunities for personal and professional growth. It can also be a way to achieve financial independence and break down barriers to economic opportunity. We recommend watching Gaming4Justice episodes where Maiamama is building videogame. Visit the Gaming4Justice playlist on our youtube channel. Also visit Itch to see the games Maiamama has built.

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