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JagexPurpur8 karma

Like @JagexJZ already said, we do have an internal Diversity group that was started up by a bunch of us. We are running employee driven initiatives (like this AMA) and offer people a platform to share ideas for improvements!

There are a lot of ways to tackle this from different angles: - Get support! We have buy in from lots of high level people in the company that stand behind our initiatives, which helps a lot. - Elevate others: See open job positions and know a woman that would be perfect for the role? Encourage and champion women you know! - Inspire new generations. My favourite day at work this year was definitely when we hosted a work shop together with Girls' Game Lab and taught 8-12 year old girls how to make their first game in one afternoon! We also went to a few school career days and talked about our jobs. I wish someone had told me early on this was a possible career path, so I could have learned many of the required skills earlier on! - Offer platforms and ways that allow people to safely point out bad stuff.

JagexPurpur5 karma

My favourite thing is our awesome art community! I love seeing the creativity and love that players pour into their art pieces.

One thing that sometimes makes me a bit sad is how extreme some of the comments can get, especially when specific people are targeted. I think feedback is such an important part of game development and it can be so helpful and contribute a lot to making the game the best it can be, but having to filter through a lot of nonconstructive negativity can make it really hard.

JagexPurpur5 karma

Hiding eastereggs and little jokes and waiting to see how long it takes for people to find them!

JagexPurpur4 karma

Oh, so many! Gaohmee (Twitter) is an amazing game designer and I do look up to her a lot. In this company, there's a whole bunch of bold and awesome ladies who I aspire to be more like :) I love the persistence and passion of many of our content creators.

And if I could draw only half as good as Dagna (one of our artists) my life would be complete ^^

JagexPurpur3 karma

Water and a microfibre cloth... I don't have that much patience for these kind of things in the evening.