PROJECT A.W.R.

Welcome

Project AWR is dedicated to creating a safe space for Asian women in the gaming industry or gravitating around it, and also to promote them and give them a platform to amplify their voice.

We have created a Discord server where we share our personal stories, highlight Asian women’s achievements, talk about representation, and share articles, podcasts, and videos related to the topic. The server is accessible to everyone – allies included – on request, and there is a dedicated locked Asian Women Space, as well as separated channels per requested Asian language. To request access to the Discord server, you can write us here or on Twitter. There might be some delay in response.

OUR GOALS

Safe Space: Creating a supportive and safe space for Asian women in the game industry.
Collaborations: Working with other Asian supporting organizations to support the Asian Community as a whole.

OUR ACTIONS

Mentorship: Guiding Asian women, in their careers and future aspirations
Consultancy: Have a consulting agency who can help on representation matters. We aim to make this a paid opportunity.
Networking: Connecting Asian women within the AWR Community to create stronger support.

OUR STORIES

Highlighting our Filipino members!

Klarissa Armada, Gabby Llanillo and Belinda Garcia shared their story with us, and talked about what led them to the gaming industry.

Discover their stories.

WHAT KIND OF ASIAN ARE YOU?

“What kind of Asian” is a podcast highlighting Asians, and what being Asian is like.

In this episode, Renee Ya talked about her experience in the gaming industry and her Hmong American heritage and culture.

Listen to the episode.

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

What do you think about our community and Discord server?

“I think this community and Discord server are the first time I honestly feel comfortable enough to share and react to stuff other people are sharing and to really CARE. It’s enriching for me to connect with other Asian people”. – Mai-Vy (she/her)

“I think our community is really active and that is awesome.” Lamby (she/her)

“I love that this place came into existence. Living in a society where most people are white, I have a severe problem finding other PoC with an Asian background to connect with and even more so in the gaming industry. Just knowing that this space exists and that I am free to share experience, rant or chill and support others give me so much strength and hope.” Anna Ceras (she/her)

PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS

Bryanna

ACHIEVEMENTS & VICTORIES

KAREN K. LEE – Presenter of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s updates (Ubisoft Forward)

From Karen: Having joined the Assassin’s Creed team as the Senior Community Developer, I was honored to host the game’s main show segment at Ubisoft Forward for E3. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has very community-centric post-launch plans, and it was my pleasure to guide everyone through them.
Filming during Covid was an interesting experience! It was tough, but rewarding. Overall, I’m excited for the community to continue to see what Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has to offer!

ELISE TRINH – Writer of the For Honor trailer (Ubisoft Forward)

From Elise: Y5S2 in For Honor is quite a special season to me. We’re trying to pay homage to a different aspect of Japanese culture with a special character inspired by deities from Japanese Buddhism, Japanese mythology and some concepts of Japanese philosophy (obviously very simplified). Several Japanese coworkers provided us the coolest references and were super helpful when shaping the season’s and hero’s lore. I hope they will like the result!

REPRESENTATION MATTERS

Vietnamese filmmakers Sally Tran and Phuong Vo have created a short film about the history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S. – by Michelle De Pacina for NextShark 

What it’s aboutThe short film, entitled “Centuries and Still,” unveils the “search for justice [that] goes back to the Gold Rush era fetishization of Asian women, to today’s hate crimes targeting Asian elders.”
“Asian American hate is as old as American history,” the film narrates. It portrays some of the historical events that took part in the birth and perpetuation of anti-Asian discrimination and hate crimes that are still happening to this day. 

Read more.

RAJI: AN ANCIENT EPIC – Nodding Heads Games

Raji: An Ancient Epic is an action-adventure game set in ancient India. A young girl named Raji has been chosen by the gods to stand against the demonic invasion of the human realm. Her destiny? To rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura.

Project AWR Logo & Design: Hanjosi

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