Allie Riggs (DANM '15) attended the Different Games conference the weekend of April 11-12, 2014. Different Games is an annual student and volunteer-lead conference on diversity and inclusivity in games presented by NYU School of Engineering's Integrated Digital Media Program in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology's Digital Media Program.
"As game designers, academics, journalists and players operate in separate spheres, we see Different Games as an opportunity to share across and outside of professional boundaries. By presenting games, scholarship and hands-on workshops engaged with issues of diversity and inclusion we seek to build new connections and foster a unique dialogue between artistic, academic and commercial practice. We welcome folks from all corners of the games community invested in games as creative, critical tools and committed to seeing games reflect the complexity, depth and diversity of all involved."
Allie showed her piece, "It Had To Be With You" in their Games Arcade. http://www.differentgames.org/it-had-to-be-with-you/