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Sep 7, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
One of the newest phenomena, video games. The gaming industry, such complex and detailed understanding of navigating the digital platform with the result of telling a story on screen, usually via a digital code controlled by you, the player.
For the our community, it can mean a lot! Such as the strengthening of language, traditional practices and connection with community. I want to put a call out to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander game developers, game designers and mob in the gaming world...
What are you currently doing in the gaming world? Where do you want to get to? And, What can help you get there?

This is our platform #IndigenousXgamers

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