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How Urban Black and Latino Cultures Can Be the Next Frontier for Indie Games: Video

 

If you didn’t not get a chance to go to the NYU Event a few weeks ago by Developer Shawn Allen, then you’re in Luck! Video of the event has gone online and people should really give it a look. Allen discusses a majority of problems for minorities within the indie game industry. Mainly the misrepresentation of minorities and the lack of them as well. As both African American and Puerto Rican, one of the problems I have had with playing video games is I don’t see my culture and basically I don’t see myself. For a culture that I love so much, for me, it is something that sticks out like a sore thumb. It is an issue that Allen touches on fairly well,  so I encourage everyone to watch.

Look for Shawn Allen’s recently Kickstarted game Treachery in Beatdown City soon.

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Sony Shows Off Indie Games On Vita

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Yesterday, Sony announced that the Playstation Store on the PS Vita would be getting a brand new Indie Games section like the PS3. To celebrate, a new trailer has been released showing off all the great indie games on and coming to the Vita.

I have had a PS Vita since day one and always felt that the system was a great place downloadable and indie games. With more than year within the Vita’s life cycle, it great to see the catalog of indie games Sony has built already. More trailers like this are necessary to show how special the Vita is and perhaps if they threw these into a couple of television commercials they might see more sales.