Changing the Narrative: Representation in Gaming

We tackle the tough issue of representation in gaming & why it’s important for POC, women & LGBTIQ+ gamers. We’ll look deeply into the psychological impact & implications poor representation has, giving our own thoughts & experiences on this topic. But it’s not all doom & gloom! Where do we go from here? How do we improve the narrative? Where would we like to see developers take protagonists, antagonists & the representation of LGBTIQ+ characters, POC & women in the future?


Luke Mitchell [Creator + Producer of Checkpoint on JOY 94.9, Checkpoint on JOY 94.9], Rachel Humphreys [LGBTIQ+ Presenter and Journalist for Checkpoint on JOY 94.9, Checkpoint on JOY 94.9], DC McCormick [Queer Blerd Twitch streamer, Bachelor in social research and policy with honors and 2 Masters. Special interest in socially marginalized identities with a sociological analysis], Jake Franklin [Psychology Student, Student Researcher and Peer Support Officer - The Alpha-Zulu Program & LGBTIQ - Support and Protection Services Inc.], Laura Crawford [Academic psychologist and lecturer in games at Swinburne., Swinburne]