The Game Manufacturers Association, GAMA, has taken the dramatic step of expelling Jeff Bergren and his company TGG-Games from the 2021 Origins Game Fair.
A statement from the group states;
Harassment is any unwanted contact, which includes (but is not limited to): physical or verbal threats; unwelcome attention; stalking; unwanted photography or recording; offensive behavior; use of physical force; behavior that creates a disturbance or is dangerous; using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct; excessive profanity; obscene gestures; use of racial, religious, sexual, political, gender, ability, ethnic slurs, or any other targeted comments which are intended to cause personal offense to another Origins participant, either in-person at the event or through social media channels.”
GAMA say that they have had numerous concerns and examples of behaviour from Bergren that they have deemed in breach of their code of conduct.
TGG Games, aka The Gaming Goat, has been making headlines of late, as discussed in the Audio EXP podcast.
- GAMA’s statement.
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