At the 20th Anniversary Games for Change Festival held at the Times Center in New York City, game studio Bungie and its popular title Destiny 2 were duly recognized for their progressive work in game accessibility.
The festival, known as the foremost global advocate for social change via games and immersive media, honored the game developer with the prestigious Games for Change Accessibility Award.
The Games for Change Accessibility Award celebrates a game or studio that has made significant strides in improving game accessibility, thereby fostering a more inclusive player base.
The festival highlighted the work of Bungie’s Inclusion Diversity & Equity Association (IDEA), which is devoted to actively spotting and eliminating barriers that prevent Bungie’s games from being accessible to all players.
Bungie’s commitment to inclusivity extends to frequent game updates, thorough resources, and in-depth documentation that strive to add more accessibility options for players each year.
A notable example of Bungie’s efforts is the recent overhaul of Destiny 2’s colorblind settings, which marks a significant improvement in the game’s accessibility features.
The festival also presented other awards, such as the Vanguard Award to Grace Collins and the Giving Award to well-known gamer and philanthropist, DrLupo.
Bungie’s recognition at the Games for Change Festival underscores the gaming industry’s growing focus on accessibility and inclusivity.
The studio’s commitment to these values helps pave the way for a gaming landscape that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their physical abilities or sensory perceptions.
The 20th Anniversary Games for Change Festival serves as an essential platform for celebrating these efforts, advocating for social impact, and addressing real-world challenges through games and immersive media.