Black History Month: giving Back

In celebrating Black History Month, a core goal for Crystal Dynamics is to support Black game dev and Black communities in the industry and beyond. While vocal support is impactful, it can be bolstered with charitable donations, direct purchases, and awareness of effort for Black owned companies and organizations.  Last year for Juneteenth we made a list of charities and organizations that you can support, and this year, we are continuing our work by expanding it further! As stated at Juneteenth, no one way is better than another. Here are even more Black charities, organizations, and games that you can support year-round:

Black Charities and Organizations

Black in Gaming:
Our Vision is to inspire a world where every individual has equity in the gaming industry. Our Mission is to connect, educate, and empower black talent in the worldwide gaming ecosystem by striving to achieve significant increases in black representation that accurately reflects the diverse participants in the industry.

Black Girls Code:
WE BELONG IN THE ROOM: Black girls and gender nonconforming youth of color can power the future. Their code gets us there. We support their creativity and boldness with skills, training, and resources that launch their leadership.

We envision a world where low income youth and youth of color are equipped to thrive and succeed in any field they choose, including the tech and video game industries.

POC in Play:
POC in Play is an independent organization creating a range of initiatives and programs of events designed to increase the visibility and representation of People of Color in the video games industry. We aim to work with industry, educators, and other diverse organizations to create more opportunities for all.

Spawn on Me:
Spawn On Me is the internet’s definitive video game podcast featuring and spotlighting gamers of color. Brought to you directly from Brookago bringing you gaming news, previews, and reviews while simultaneously looking at how games affect the world. Humor, insight, and some of the most important people in the gaming world can be found in only one place…the Spawn On Me podcast!

Black-Developed Games

ValiDATE: Struggling Singles in Your Area:

Before I Forget:

Hex Gambit:

Breeze in the Clouds:

She Dreams Elsewhere:

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan:

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