Photography and Safe Space Policy

 

Let’s Make Games Inc. is an inclusive organisation that supports all games made by all game makers. We try our hardest to make sure every space we occupy – in person and online – is safe for every identity of game maker and player.

 

Harassment 🗯️

As organisers of the Perth Games Festival, we do not tolerate harassment of any form, either online, or physically at the event. We do not tolerate any harassment, intimidation or abuse; this includes, but is not limited to, discrimination or offensive comments based on race, religion, age, disability, sex, sexuality or gender identity. Attendees found to be violating these policies will be escorted from the premises by festival volunteers.

If you are the target of harassment, or are made to feel unsafe, please let one of our volunteers know.

Volunteers will be recognisable by their festival lanyard and Lets Make Games cards. They will be able to guide you to a safe location, and address any concerns you may have with senior volunteer staff. The senior volunteer staff will be happy to provide support to anyone that feels harassed or unsafe at the event, and where appropriate can coordinate with venue staff, contact local law enforcement, provide escort or further assistance.

 

Photography 📸

We may want to take your photo while you are at the Perth Games Festival. A Lets Make Games volunteer, who you will be able to identify by their lanyard, will take these photos. Where possible, the volunteers will ask for your permission first, but for larger crowd shots this may not occur.

If you do not want your photo taken, please let the photographer know. In line with this, we ask that you do not take photos of people you do not know, as a courtesy to each others privacy.

Exhibitors at the Perth Games Festival may ask to take your photo while you play their game; you are not required to oblige, and can request that your photo is not taken.

 

Press and Media Representatives 🎙

Press are asked to be mindful of the privacy of others, and to respect the wishes of attendees and exhibitors if they do not want to be photographed or recorded. In the case of photographs of, or interviews with children, we ask that you seek permission from the parents. This extends to representatives of online websites and video channels.

 

If you have any concerns or feedback and would like to write to us, please email us at festival@letsmakegames.org.  Thank you!

– The Perth Games Festival Team