Gaming Community Pulls Together, Showing Love and Compassion with #Welovegamedevs


Head to Twitter. Right now. Go see #welovegamedevs better the gaming community, one tweet at a time. The rapidly growing hashtag, started by The Guardian’s Games Editor Keith Stuart, is the chance for gamers to share their appreciation and love for games and the people who craft them. It’s been a tough week for gaming, but in the face of harsh debates, gamers are banding together in a showing of warmth that is too rare in such a special industry. It’s #welovegamedevs that reminds the world, and ourselves, of the great passions we share with pride.

Players around the world are expressing their love for this industry, and for the people who create the worlds and stories that have welcomed us over the years. Even Square Enix, PlayStation, Media Molecule, Insomniac Games, and other industry figures are sending their thanks to the community in this really awesome gaming love-fest.

Check out but a few of the thousands of compassionate tweets:

The gaming community is not without its problems, and we rarely come together in a form such as this to really appreciate those people, big and small, who make the gaming world possible. Maybe this outpouring of good feelings could become less of a rarity. Maybe #welovegamedevs, and we should show it.

  • Homer Ruglia Beoulve

    Journalistic integrity is ruined, thanks Zoe Quinn. Do you think thinking gamers will even bite into this cherry after her and her cohorts tried to censor everything to the point that videos are taken down via false DMCA’s and being 403’ed because it was “offending” to her?

    News flash, if you’re going on the route of Zoe Quinn, Anita Sarkeesian and other people who cries for “equality” in gaming, merit first and leave your cry for gender quota out of the window. This ain’t the Renaissance and they are not our Vatican.

  • bigshynepo

    All these #Welovegamedev articles would do better by not mentioning Zoe or Phil. They both brought out the worst in gamers and wore those bad qualities on their sleeves. Can we just all get back to gaming and leave all this petty stuff to the internet history books? All this social justice stuff is destroying gaming.

  • Kamille

    there are a bunch of hypocrites using the hashtag that were also re-tweeting the toxic comments of Phil Fish bad mouthing the industry and gamers alike. The whole thing instigated by feminists to then play the victim.