November 9, 2014

An apology and a statement on IGF inclusivity

Earlier today, one of our returning judges and jurors resigned from the festival following an extensive campaign from third parties regarding a tweet that was made some days ago -- claims about which we had already investigated and very quickly found to be made entirely in jest -- and we'd like to now offer an apology for and a clarification on our response.

One of the reasons we invite hundreds of judges to take part in the first round of the IGF process is explicitly so that we can have a diversity of opinion from developers of games both large and small, academics, journalists, and other representatives of games culture at large. We believe that it's only through this diversity that the IGF can properly represent and celebrate the advancement and evolution of the medium, as more voices broaden the idea of what games can be.