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Portal designer: ‘We need to change the makeup of our industry’

The best way to introduce greater diversity into the games industry is to teach children that anyone can make games, according to Portal designer Kim Swift. In a blog post published yesterday, Swift said a child’s hopes and dreams–including those about making video games for a living–should not be suppressed, but rather endorsed, accepted, and encouraged.

“Thankfully, I lucked out with some insanely supportive parents, but without that I doubt that I would be making games right now,” Swift said. “And so when I blather endlessly about a game I’m working on until my eyes bleed, in the back of my head, I hope that there’s a little girl out there that realizes her dreams are achievable.”

Read more at GameSpot


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