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'Gaming in Color' hopes to document diversity in gaming

The full-length documentary 'Gaming in Color' aims to showcase women and the LGBT community's contributions to gaming and game development.

These days, gamers are a diverse bunch, comprising people from all walks of life--a message that Gaming in Color (funding through May 11) is hoping to drive home.

Described as a full-length feature documentary, Gaming in Color is an attempt to turn the spotlight on the triumphs and tribulations experienced by both women and members of the LGBT community as gamers and/or game developers. The would-be director wants to portray the struggles that non-stereotypical gamers have endured simply to be treated in an equal fashion--struggles that are still far from well documented.

The project is seeking $50,000 in funding, and was still about $8000 shy of its goal when this story was published with only a few days to go. For $10 you can get your name or gamertag in the credits, and for $15 you also get a digital download of the finished movie (expected in March 2014). Other tiers offer t-shirts and posters, a Google Hangout with the cast and crew, and being interviewed as part of the film.

Confidence level: It's a safe bet

Project creator David Maurice Gil has plenty of media experience as a freelance director and cinematographer. He's worked in news, commercials, short films, and has done shows for Discovery, A&E, and National Geographic--often with culturally driven themes and issues. Assuming it gets funding, this project looks to have a good chance of success.

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