AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, also known as AAPI Month or Asian Heritage Month. Project AWR is dedicated to the representation of Asian women, non-binary and marginalized identities in games, so we wanted to use this opportunity to do something special. 👐

A picture divided in 3, showing the key art of the games Loading, Assassin's Creed Chronicles China and Raji, An Ancient Epic.
First, a bit of context:

AAPI: This term generally includes all people of Asian, Asian American or Pacific Islander descent. (source)

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. (source)

What will Project AWR do during AAPI Heritage Month?

Throughout the entire month of May, we are going to highlight Asian characters or Asian-led/Asian-focused games on our social media pages: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

We will also give a voice to some of the extraordinary Asian women who either developed these games, or voiced of our beloved characters, through a series of interviews.

That’s not all!

We will also give away game keys and in-game items, exclusively on our Twitter page – come follow us. 🥳

Our partners:
Logo of Sunset Visitor.

sunset visitor 斜陽過客 is a new independent studio based in Vancouver, Canada dedicated to telling diverse sci-fi stories and currently making 1000xResist.
Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Steam

Logo of Neon Doctrine.

Neon Doctrine is a truly global publisher that brings diverse experiences from around the world to a vibrant community of players by partnering with new and existing creatives to provide dynamic solutions to development, publishing, and marketing.
Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Steam

Logo of Loading...

Loading… is a 2D-3D shifting, adventure game about a boy, his video games, and his aging grandpa. It is developed by Toby Đỗ.
Twitter | Steam

Thanks to Ubisoft, Plaion and Netspeak Games for sending us keys for games or in-game items to give away!

Published by Project AWR

Promoting Asian women of the gaming industry and their representation in-game.

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