Andy is one of Streamcast’s co-founders. Streamcast is made of four gaming content creators hoping to share and create an industry where Streamcast and its community belongs. Without Andy, there is no Streamcast. The idea was born out of a lack of visible black content creators from the UK. He decided that there needed to be more voices and started the platform, via podcast, to not only have a place to share thoughts and opinions but also amplify the voices of others within the gaming community. Andy has a passion for gaming and almost encyclopedic knowledge on a vast amount of games. Starting his early years on the Dreamcast, Andy noticed the lack of black characters outside of fighting games and lack of authentic characters and is something he has wanted to help address.
The gaming industry has its positives but it has its clear problems. Diversity, or the lack of it, has come to the forefront especially after Black Lives Matter campaigns last year putting pressure on companies globally to do better. This talk will highlight three key areas:
From this talk as well as highlighting some of the issues, you will come away with new ways that you can truly embrace and champion diversity.
Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
Develop is a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
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Jo Twist, OBE
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
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Dr Mata Haggis-Burridge
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Mike Bithell Games
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
It’s really nice to see some of the younger people in our studio come to Develop, interact with other people in the dev community and make new contacts. I think it’s really important to learn from other people.
There’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
Develop is important – the networking is very important. And go to talks they’re inspiring and get your creative juices flowing, they can make you think and you’ll learn how other people do things.
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