July 17, 2024

Women in Games: The Overlooked Audience | Tiffany Witcher

Lets meet Tiffany Witcher, who is sharing her journey in the gaming industry.

Please introduce yourself.

My name is Tiffany Witcher, and I am a voice actor, charity streamer and small dev. I have voiced in over thirty indie titles, animations podcasts and more. I have also raised above $7000 for different organisations and different charities. I am currently working on my visual novel about cute dysfunctional retired magical girls.I’m always looking for new people to work with.

How did you get into the video games industry?

I got into the industry through voice acting. I voice in over two dozen games currently many that can be found on different platforms. A majority you can get on Steam. As a kid, I’ve always wanted to get into gaming since playing Duck Hunt on my Mother’s Nintendo.

In your opinion, what efforts the video game industry can make to attract and retain black women talents?

I think making more diverse workspaces, games and opening up to listen to black women that want to get in this space. Now we’re in a better time. I wish this were happening when I tried to attend a few gaming schools. I didn’t have useful resources to do such now I see that’s getting better, but we’re still not there.

Any words of advice for anyone looking to be part of the games industry today?

As for advice to get into the industry today, I highly suggest finding some high groups that can help assist you. Such as Black Girl Gamers, I Need Diverse Games, Black Game Pros and more. I also would say look into what you want to do like coding. There are some fantastic free ways to learn to do some coding.