Game design software is often described as the “next big thing in games”, with the latest buzz surrounding a new “anti-Semitic” T-shirts aimed at the gaming community.
The idea behind the T-Shirt is to create a “safe space” where people can be themselves without feeling pressured to conform to a “Jewish state”, the game designer Mark O’Connor told the Irish Times.
The new campaign, titled “We Can Make Games Safe For Everyone”, is being promoted by the company, The Game Design Network, which also happens to be run by the group behind the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims, and the game maker ArtCraft Games.
It is not the first time that an anti of this nature has been put up by a group.
A number of anti-Semites have taken to wearing T-shirts around the world, such as those seen in the Netherlands, in the UK, and Germany, to express their hatred of Jews.
Some of these T-SHIRTS have also featured images of Jewish people and have been condemned by the likes of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former President Jimmy Carter.
ArtCraft Games co-founder John DeSantis has also spoken out about the T -shirt campaign.
“It’s incredibly dangerous to be a Jew in our community.
We should not wear this shirt to create safe spaces, but rather to celebrate the Jewish community and to make sure we don’t have to wear this to be ourselves,” he said.”
We’re hoping that these people see that we’re making a difference, and we’re doing it to make this place a better place for everyone.
We don’t want to be the ones that are forced to dress up as an anti.
We’re not the ones who wear the T.”
ArtCraft says the campaign is “very different” from previous campaigns.
“The main goal here is to raise awareness about anti-Semitism in our industry,” Mr DeSantsons statement reads.
“There are also other ways in which we are working to create spaces where people feel comfortable, safe and comfortable expressing themselves in their own way.”
This campaign is very different from past campaigns in that it’s a movement that is happening right now and that’s something we’re proud of and excited about.
“Mr DeSantesons team is also backing a number of initiatives aimed at “making gaming more inclusive”, including the development of a “game-design training academy” and “a gaming training website”.