Impact investors Weird Ghosts and Gamma Space have teamed up to offer a grant of $25,000 in a two-part, six-month program of tailored mentorship with a community of game-making peers. We offer the space and the tools to develop studios led by underrepresented founders that don't need to adhere to inequitable systemic norms.
The program is based on our community's collectively developed peer mentorship model to help game-makers address the challenges in the "three Ps": Process, Product, and Pitch.
This program is facilitated by Gamma Space members datejie cheko green, kaitlyn dougon, bryan depuy and Henry Faber; Weird Ghosts founders Eileen Mary Holowka and Jennie Robinson Faber.
Cohorts in 2022 and 2023 were also supported by the Ontario Creates Capacity Development program.
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Currently in development with support from Weird Ghosts and the Canadian Government's Investment Readiness Program, our not-for-profit community publishing program is a regenerative model for supporting the pre-development, production, launch, and post-launch of member games through funding, project management, audience development, and platform support.
We are currently producing three games from our member community and will be announcing further details soon!
The Canadian government has recognized our efforts to develop alternative business models that have the potential to impact not just our members, but the video game sector as a whole.
Members datejie cheko green and Henry Faber are engaged with a cohort of peers from across Canada to help develop our regenerative publishing model in alignment with social impact investors.
To mark the completion of Gamma Space's first member onboarding process, we're developing a game based on our shared learnings. Instead of the usual 72hr jam, we've stretched ours across four months. The resulting game will be released publicly with commentary from the participants.
Member participants: bryan depuy, kaitlyn dougon, Henry Faber, Jennie Robinson Faber, datejie cheko green, Eileen Holowka, daffodil jenx, Duncan O'Brien, Richa Thomas
We commit to actively working to inform, learn, teach, activate, model, and champion values and practices of anti-oppression and decolonization in all community activities and shared spaces. We understand this to be an iterative, humbling and rewarding process that requires time, care, compassion, love, attention, courageous and gracious commitment; that it involves continuous self-examination concerning our roles in society, culture, and history; and that it extends beyond compliance with diversity and human rights standards. Our goal is to dismantle power and privilege and mitigate systemic inequalities for those most affected by oppression and colonization – while investing in both personal growth and collective well-being.
We believe in the humane and just treatment of Palestinians, as well as their right to live on their homelands free from occupation, determine their own governance, return home from exile, and enjoy unqualified dignity, freedom, and safety.