Gaming in Color Documentary Focuses on Queer Gamers

The hour-long feature analyzes LGBT themes in video games as well as gaming’s queer fans.

BY Patrick Yacco

April 22 2014 6:12 PM ET

After a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised over $50,000, the LGBT video game culture documentary Gaming in Color has been released today. The feature focuses on gaming in American society as a whole, the few LGBT characters in narratives currently seen in video games, and the growth of the queer geek community over the past few years.

The film includes interviews with a variety of industry professionals, academics, and fans, including Riot Games’ George Skleres and Colleen Macklin, a professor at Parsons the New School for Design.

In a statement to the press, director Philip Jones said that "through the voices and experiences of our hardworking and talented cast, [Gaming in Color] shows what a strong and passionate movement that diversity and acceptance in video games has become. It really is an inspiring call to action."

Copies of the film are available on the film’s website via instant streaming and HD downloads on a "pay what you want" basis.

Tags: Geek, Video Games

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