Game Developers to Compete in Hackathon to Create Video Games That Counter Hate and Bias in Society

Today on behalf of our client The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE) — the first dedicated video game museum open to the public in the United States — we’d like to bring to your attention a multi-city event in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) that counters hate and bias through video games.

The “Being an Ally Game Jam” is a hackathon where video game developers come together to create new games and interactive experiences that teach empathy, and employ anti-bias and anti-bullying themes. In such particularly trying times, such an event speaks to our hearts and we hope to yours as well. We’d deeply appreciate if you shared this news with your readers, or at least spread the word on social media. Press are invited to attend the event at the nearest participating location in person.

The event is from October 21st to October 22nd and will be held at the following locations across the U.S:

  • New York, NY
  • Austin, TX
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Orange County, CA

Developers are encouraged to sign up here to take part and have their games judged by ADL experts. ADL resources to aid the design of ally-focused games are available at The best game of the event will be showcased at ADL’s Never is Now! summit in San Francisco on November 13th. Additional prizes include a Nintendo Switch or SNES Mini.

Based in Oakland, California, The MADE is an organization dedicated to positioning video games as an artistic medium and preserving video game history. Regular activities and events supporting developers and players of all ages are held throughout the year.

For additional event details, please see ADL’s formal press release announcing the “Being an Ally Game Jam” here:

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