We’ve talked about Dungeons of Dredmor here before, and we were honored when the developers from Gaslamp Games chimed in within our comments section to talk about how important being inclusive to women is to them as game creators. So it’s absolutely no surprise to see this wonderful post about how they combated sexism and misogyny on their official forums recently.
Here’s a couple of quotes from David Baumgart, Art Director for Gaslamp Games:
I won’t stand for this bloody stupid sandwich “joke” that marginalizes female players involvement in this community (and, like, life in general). It’s precisely the opposite of the kind of environment that we here at Gaslamp want to create.
And, in case you don’t want to give them a huge high five yet…
Now that I’ve, weirdly, been part of making a game and it’s got a forum, I’m not going to tolerate a tone that alienates anyone traditionally disempowered by gaming communities, be it women, GLBT folk, etc, – even unconsciously. Hence my insta-rage and banning.
At The Border House, we have huge amounts of respect for Gaslamp Games for the kind of community they’re growing and want to acknowledge that. I can only buy so many copies of Dungeons of Dredmor for myself, though, so I want to share the love!
If you’d like a copy of the game and you have Steam, comment below with your Steam ID. I’ll pick 5 or so people at random and give you a copy of the game. I want to give Gaslamp as much money as possible to support a developer who is making a real effort in dismantling the marginalization that happens in gaming. This is what we’re ALL ABOUT here.
Comment below for a chance to win!
Edit: I forgot to mention the deadline. I’ll pick the winner sometime on Tuesday 9/4 in U.S. time.