SUGAR GAMERS - PROJECT VIOLACEA - 2014

I have had the pleasure over this summer to work with the Sugar Gamers on what they call "Project Violacea

About Project Violacea & Sugar Gamers

Sugar Gamers has been an advocate for underrepresented demographics in the video gaming and geek community since its inception in 2009. With a membership roster that is diverse, each Sugar Gamer possessing a variety of skills and contacts, but all share one thing in common—a passion for geek culture. While hosting events designed to encourage positive participation of women, Sugar Gamers also works to combat sexism, misogyny, and homophobia within this community. Sugar Gamers’ inclusive attitude has made it the largest organization of its kind in the Midwest.

Sugar Gamers is now taking it’s stance on inclusion in geek culture to the next level with #ProjectViolacea, an open-source multimedia experience that allows writers, illustrators, game coders, and cosplayers to take part in this creation shared by all.

The approach to content creation in #ProjectViolacea is unique. Taking cues from software development firms producing open-source programs that allow users to improve upon a company’s initial offerings, Sugar Gamers has created a transmedia platform allowing users to artistically interact with the source code/core concept. This crowdsourcing iteration is part of their nationwide #CreateNotComplain Campaign. Rather than complain about theunderrepresentation of women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQA+ community in geek culture, Sugar Gamers has produced a creative platform that allows users to create their own stories within the larger world, designing characters that they identify with and creating stories that can potentially effect the main #ProjectViolacea story line.

 

Expect more coming from them in near future!!!!

 

you can see more of my photo's for this project here.