I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million times more: I love IndieCade. One of the reasons why I’m so fond of this convention is because of the organizers’ commitment to featuring socially conscious games. Bigger companies are afraid of the backlash that comes with taking any sort of stance against anything beyond saying “bad guys are bad”. As such, they tend to steer clear of dealing with slightly controversial topics even if they’re relatable to a large portion of their fanbase.
That’s why I’m thankful for Leona Yang and her fellow students at Carnegie Mellon University for creating the interactive experience Mind Field, which has you navigate awkward situations pertaining to racism and the many ways we can approach it. While Leona has a fun and bubbly personality, she is aggressively nice about calling out subtle racism when she sees it. Watch our interview to see what she likes to do when she’s not challenging harmful stereotypes and download her Mii to your Miitomo app with the QR code below.
Leona Yang of Mind Field
- Platforms: PC
- Release Date: Available Now
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cmuMindField/
- Website: http://mocking-birds.etc.cmu.edu/
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