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Current Events

As part of Friendship Garden Game Developers’ mission to empower underrepresented voices in game design, we aim to collect various resources for the community. From scholarships to  openings to useful articles, check back here to connect to new and useful information. 

Digital GDC 2021 Booth

Digital GDC 2021 Booth

March 15 - 19, 2021 Booth open March 8 - 26, 2021 As we continue to find ways to gather and play during the COVID-19 pandemic, GDC has given us a booth at the now-virtual GDC2021. From March 08 - 26, stop by on the GDC Swapcard app to see games made by folks from...

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Past Events

[Workshop] Creating Inclusive Characters

[Workshop] Creating Inclusive Characters

Gameloft Montreal, a leading game developer and publisher established as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000, is proud to introduce a new series of talks about diversity and inclusivity in partnership with Pixelles. Several experts will look at various...

September Healing Summit

September Healing Summit

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the continued string of unconscionable crimes against people of color during the Summer of 2020, Friendship Garden is created a space focused on Play, Healing, and Intersectionality. Over 60 developers, community organizers,...

GDC 2020 Scholarship

GDC 2020 Scholarship

Friendship Garden Game Developers is excited to give away 5 “Core + Summit” level passes for GDC 2020, to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from March 16-20, 2020. These passes are to be provided to transgender individuals, nonbinary folx,...

Friendship Garden @ The MADE

Friendship Garden @ The MADE

On Friday, September 27th, at The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, Friendship Garden hosted an exhibition showcasing the works of developers often underrepresented in the video games industry. From 6-11PM, over fifty community members came out to enjoy seven...

Gwen’s Girls Benefit Concert

Gwen’s Girls Benefit Concert

In November, we were asked to curate and run a gaming lounge space at a benefit concert for Gwen’s Girls, a Pittsburgh nonprofit organization that runs after-school activities for young women of color. They were excited to have Sammus as the headlining act and wanted...

PlayNYC Megabooth

PlayNYC Megabooth

Friendship Garden’s Inaugural event! We purchased a booth on the main show floor of PlayNYC to showcase the efforts of some phenomenal game developers that were not able afford the incredibly steep cost of having a presence at the show. After receiving numerous...