We’re happy to present the Queer In Games List. This features 50 LGBTQ+ identifying people in the industry whose efforts thus far have made the industry a more welcoming and safer space for the LGBTQ+ community.
This was a new campaign for us at Rainbow Game Jam but aligned with our core value of being a platform to highlight and support fellow LGBTQ+ developers, content creators and their work.
The response to Queer in Games surpassed anything we expected. Over 150 nominations were submitted for people across the globe and it was a pleasure reading through them and getting to know you all a little bit better. We would like to take this moment to thank our panel of judges in helping us reach a decision on the final list as we couldn’t have done it without them.
|Alayna Cole||Founding director, Represent Me|
|Robin Gray||Founder, Gayming Magazine|
|Charlie Managhan||UI Designer, Splash Damage|
|Susie Buchan||Creative Producer, Biome Collective|
|Erika Martinez||Producer at Xbox, Microsoft|
|Megan Tupper||Senior UI Artist, Splash Damage|
|Sue Smith||Strategic HR Business Partner, Coatsink|
Carrying on with the thank you, we want to give a spot to our lovely sponsors for this campaign Splash Damage, Coatsink, Biome Collective, Represent Me and Xbox LGBTQIA+ Team. It’s been a pleasure working with them to highlight the hard work that goes into making the games industry an inclusive space for everyone involved in it and has allowed us to bring the campaign to the highest level.
Without further ado, we wish to present our Queer in Games Awardees. Please join us in celebrating these truly inspirational folks <3
|Aimee Hart||Cat Karskens||Heather Decker||Kris Wise||Samantha Blackmon|
|Alan Zucconi||Chloe Goodchild||Ivan Papiol||Leon Killin||Sara Khan|
|Alanah Pearce||Chris Wright||JC Lau||Livvy Hall||Sarah Spiers|
|Alanna Linayre||Christina McGrath||Jess Zammit||Louie Vellas||Shayna Moon|
|Alison Huang||Cinzia Musio||Jonathan Lloyd||Lynne M. Meyer||Stef Bow|
|Bailey Megrian||Dan Butchko||Julián Sánchez||Omega Jones||Stella Sacco|
|Bex Edmondson||Dylan Zaner||Justin Moore||Ray Lancione||Suneet Sharma|
|Brian Gray||Eltanin Casciani||Kat Welsford||Reese Wright||Tanya DePass|
|Cade Peterson||Erika Mariko Olsen||Kevin Snow||Roy van der Schilden||Ty Galiz-Rowe|
|Cara Hillstock||Hazel Fletcher||Kirsty Fraser||Saf Davidson||Zoe Delahunty-Light|
Finally, stay tuned on our social media for news on Rainbow Game Jam 2021, which will mark our sixth consecutive year of queer game jamming across the globe.