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"Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

The IGDA exists to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers, and one critical way we do this is by advocating for positive change around issues that affect professional game developers.

 The IGDA advocates on issues that...

  • exceed the scope of any one developer or company's ability to resolve;
  • require a dialogue with others;
  • affect the global game development community;
  • benefit the entire development community, rather than any single individual or company;
  • are neutral toward any particular skill, product, or method of game development.

 Some of the key issues we're addressing include the following:

  • Violence in video games and related social issues
  • Sexism and discrimination in the game industry
  • Sexism and diversity in game content
  • Quality of life ("crunch time", work-life balance, etc.)
  • Internet freedom and privacy
  • Positive impacts of video games
  • Credit standards
  • Game accessibility 
  • Employment contract fairness

Much of the IGDA's advocacy activity occurs through the Anti-Censorship and Social Issues Committee, however each and every member of the IGDA is a developer-advocate who is encouraged to stand up and speak out!

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