While I don’t generally like these “let’s all change our avatars to support X” kind of things, I do like this one. I appreciate it because amidst the confusing shit-storm that is “hashtag rhymes with shmamer shmate” this message is clear:
- We want games to be a space where everyone feels welcome.
- We think critical thinking in games should be applauded.
- We want to play all kinds of games, made by all kinds of people.
- We think games are for everyone.
When someone says “I support #shmamaershmate” or “I’m against #shmamershmate”, I want to say: “I don’t know what the f*%k you think you’re talking about.” We Heart makes a clear statement. It’s not about choosing a side, it’s about making a positive declaration outside of the maelstrom.
I’d like to amend that last one to read We think games are for and by everyone.
Many thanks to Andreas Zecher for (apparently) starting this. I definitely choose to stand with you.