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The History of Latinx Characters in Games

Joe Tirado  (Communications & Marketing Lead, System Era Softworks)

Location: Room 2016, West Hall

Date: Friday, March 24

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Friday Only Expo Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

While video games have seen explosive growth over the last decade, the same cannot be said about the representation of characters and storylines featured within them.

In this talk, Latinxingaming's Joe Tirado will do a deep dive on the history of Latino characters in games—including where they succeed and fail—and then discuss the important role that game developers have in creating authentic representation that can mean so much to millions of people.


Attendees will learn about historical representation of Latinos in the medium, and hopefully walk away with a better understanding of the common pitfalls surrounding diversity and representation in video games.

Intended Audience

This is for game developers who want to create content, or are already doing so, that touches on diversity or representation. This includes everyone from narrative, creative, art, and more.