Happy Pride Month, From the Crystal Dynamics Team!
Crystal Dynamics has deeply rooted values committed to people living their best lives: our Crystallites, our players, and all of our communities. We love celebrating our differences across all groups as those unique voices, points-of-view, and attributes combine to make us stronger together. One team, one dream; our community in unity. We are at our best when we have family and friends (the families we choose!) as enriching partners in our lives.
Pride isn’t something to recognize in one minute, or one month. It’s more than any one moment – it is a continuous celebration of acceptance for our differences and our choices no matter what they are. It’s about appreciating each other for who we are and where we are on our journey. It’s about respecting one another and allowing each of us to share our authentic best selves in the world in each of our own distinct ways.
The narratives we are privileged enough to create are built, polished, and delivered by a diverse set of eclectic talents from every corner of the world. We love having our content echo our diverse voices and values, and to speak to players about choice and empowerment. Diverse voices and choices make the world a better place; and we love using parts of our story canvases to bring awareness and reflection of the real worlds we adventure through every day into our fictional ones.
We foster a culture of caring at Crystal: for our teammates, our families, our communities. We wish everyone a happy Pride month now and every month ahead! Embrace the differences; achieve the extraordinary; and live the dream.
-Scot Amos and the entire Crystal Team
We are so excited to share how we’ll be celebrating the vibrancy of the LGBTQ+ community this month. So now, let’s dive into everything we have planned!
COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER FOR THE IT GETS BETTER PROJECT
From June 1-30, we’ll be fundraising for the It Gets Better Project, an organization whose mission is to uplift and empower LGBTQ+ youth.
This year, we want to give a little extra love to our trans brothers and sisters, who are facing heightened legislative scrutiny across the country. All funds raised during our fundraiser are being directed specifically to the It Gets Better Project’s trans-specific programming.
Everyone is invited to join the party, too! If you want to help us reach our $5,000 community goal, you can join the It Gets Better Fundraiser Event, with the opportunity to earn some cool IGBP-branded swag at different milestones.
Help us spread the world on social! Every re-share goes a long way in helping us raise money to empower queer youth.
CRYSTAL CONVOS LIVESTREAM: PRIDE IN GAMING
Crystal Convos is a livestream series we started a few months ago where we chat with Crystal Dynamics developers and other games industry professionals about representation in gaming.
Our series continues this month with “Pride in Gaming” on Wednesday, June 28 at 11 a.m. PT. Some of our LGBTQ+ teammates will be popping on to celebrate their favorite queer representations in games, while also diving deep into their career journeys and offering advice for folks trying to break in!
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CHARITY LIVESTREAM EXTRAVAGANZA 2: THE SECOND ONE (FT. DRAG PERFORMER ROCK M SAKURA)
She’s not done with you yet!
RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant and drag performer Rock M Sakura returns for another Charity Livestream Extravaganza on Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m. PT on Twitch.TV/CrystalDynamics.
Over the course of the stream, Rock M will be preparing a new Lara Croft-inspired look LIVE while we raise money for the It Gets Better Project. (We might even have some game codes to give away too. 😉)
🔔 Follow us on Twitch, and click that little bell to be notified when we go live. You don’t want to miss out!