Gay gaming documentary Gaming In Color has officially reached its Kickstarter goal, meaning that the project is fully funded and can begin production! It was a close race to the finish line, but this past Friday the film managed to reach its $50,000 funding goal during the last 48 hours of its campaign.
“With the minutes ticking on the remainder of the Kickstarter, we want to give everyone a change to get those upgrades in the last minute! Fancy a shirt? Perhaps you want to try out that new game?
We also wanted to say “Thank You”. Not only because you helped make this film a reality but because this is your story. Even if you aren’t marginalized, even if you don’t consider yourself much of a gamer this is the story of people who want to make a safer space for themselves and others. It is people like you wanting to share their stories and have them be heard and it is thanks to you that those stories WILL be heard.
So from the start of Gaminig In Color and gamers everywhere,
And we can’t wait to show you just what we can do!”
While the project initially gained a lot of buzz, and nearly $30,000 in its first day online, progress halted for nearly a month before jump starting again during the final stretch. Over the last week gay gamers of all kinds sent their videos to Gaming In Color, putting their faces to the cause and making sure that this film becomes a reality.
The fine people at Gamers Against Bigotry:
Gamer Tiffany, and her kitty:
Matt Conn, founder of GaymerConnect and GaymerX (and no stranger to this site):
And Trans Gamer Girl Iina:
It’s an exciting time to be a gay gamer, and the people behind Gaming In Color want to make sure that this project accurately showcases the community that has made its existence a reality. There are so many different stories out there on what it is to be queer and love gaming, and Gaming In Color wants to hear every single one. If you want to be involved with the film and have a story to tell then don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.