Mx. Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky) is a writer, programmer, musician, and visual artist who creates games and playable experiences about gender identity, social awkwardness, and miscellaneous silliness. Their work has been featured in the Independent Games Festival and the IndieCade festival, as well as in venues ranging from the Smithsonian American Art Museum to an anarchist bookstore in Santa Cruz. Squinky is currently living in Montreal, where they are working on a research-creation PhD on autobiographical games at Concordia University, and helping to organize the local chapter of Game Workers Unite with the goal of unionizing the videogame industry.

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Game Dev Unions: Next Steps
Tuesday, November 13th

Description: Unions come up again and again in game industry news and discussions as a possible solution to problems for workers, but none have yet seemed to take hold in North America. What benefits do unions offer? What are the next steps in taking action, in Montreal or elsewhere? What obstacles lie in our path? […]