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BAME in Games is an advocacy or special interest group that exists to encourage more diverse talent to work in the games and the wider entertainment industry.

The group has a professional network of over 2000 followers on Twitter and 400 on Meetup to encourage discussion and collaboration on diversity and make available speakers for conferences and events. The network is free to join and open to everyone interested in the entertainment sector on LinkedIn at

and on Facebook at

The group also exists to nurture and promote the benefits of diversity and hiring talent from minority groups generally within games and entertainment. It has a close relationship with Women in Games WIGJ sharing Founders and Advisory Board members, Ukie’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion Group and Games London’s ENSEMBLE Steering Committee.

A leadership team lead by a part time Chair provides a clear point of contact for companies and organisations seeking to promote ethnic diversity in the games and entertainment sectors. The Chair of the group is Kish Hirani who has worked at the BBC, THQ and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

Our Meetups in the last year were hosted by Huckletree West, Pivotal Games, Ukie, Pearson College London, the British Film Institute, Media Molecule, IGDA London, Ustwo Games, Sports Interactive and Twitch. Monthly meetups are organised by Jade Leamchaskul, our Community and Events Manager.