Chicago, IL August 8, 2015
The Timing of Diverse Character Placement

Have you ever stopped playing a game because it just didn't connect with you in the first few hours? Even games with great overall diversity can suffer if the beginning is dominated by cis white men. Well written diverse characters should be on display throughout an entire game, not just shoved in during the middle or end. Using clips from small indie games as well as big budget AAA releases , the timing of diverse character placement is discussed. Can this ruin or enhance a gaming experience?