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Resources for my talk on the dark side of game development

Here are some resources to go with my talk about the dark side of game development that I gave at Northern Game Summit on October 1st 2015.

Talking to people

Effective Networking in the Game Industry - Darius Kazemi


Impostor syndrome

Kill The Goddamn Vulture - Richard Dansky

Your body language shapes who you are - Amy Cuddy (especially 16 minutes in)

Sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia

1ReasonToBe panel (GDC 2013) - Leigh Alexander, Mattie Brice, Robin Hunicke, Kim McAuliffe, Brenda Romero, Elizabeth Sampat

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is - John Scalzi

But WHAT CAN BE DONE: Dos and Don'ts To Combat Online Sexism - Leigh Alexander

Geek Feminism wiki

Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia: Where Do Video Games Stand? (GDC 2014) - Manveer Heir

Stress & Depression

The Belly of the Whale: Living a Creative Life in the Game Industry (GDC 2010) - Bob Bates

General tips for students

From Student To Designer - Liz England

100 things every game student should know - Kaye Elling

Again, many thanks to these ladies for their help with this talk.