MidBoss

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MidBoss LLC
IndustryVideo games
Interactive entertainment
FoundedAugust 2, 2012 (2012-08-02)
FounderMatt Conn
HeadquartersSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Area served
Global
Key people
Matt Conn
(Ex-CEO)
Toni Rocca
(Ex-CEO)
Cade Peterson
(CEO)
WebsiteMidBoss.com

MidBoss is an American video game and media production company that was founded by members of the GaymerX team[1] as they expanded beyond GaymerX into other ventures, specifically Gaming in Color and 2064: Read Only Memories.[2][3]

On March 26, 2018, Matt Conn stepped down as CEO of MidBoss after allegations of sexual abuse, underpaying workers, and workplace harassment.[4] He was temporarily replaced by Toni Rocca as interim CEO, before she resigned following accusation of workplace harassment.[5] Cade Peterson was tapped as the new CEO in April 2018.

2064: Read Only Memories[edit]

2064: Read Only Memories is a cyberpunk adventure game, released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, SteamOS, Linux and Ouya on October 6, 2015, and on PlayStation 4 on January 17 2017. It was successfully funded for $64,378, via Kickstarter on December 12, 2013.[2][3]

Gaming in Color[edit]

Gaming in Color is a documentary film that focuses on queer gamers and industry workers, and the movement to include LGBTQ characters and themes in video game narratives. This project also received funding through a Kickstarter campaign in May 2013, and was distributed by Devolver Digital[6] into wide release on major platforms on May 19, 2015.

GaymerX[edit]

MidBoss was the governing body that ran the first three years of GaymerX, a LGBTQ-oriented gaming and geek culture, or gaymer, convention, with panels primarily focused on LGBTQ issues and debates in the gaming industry, founded by Matt Conn, before they became a 501c3 non-profit in late 2015. It was founded in February 2012 and launched its Kickstarter on August 2, 2012[7] with a goal of $25,000. It hit its goal within 5 days[8] and ended up raising just over $91,000. The first convention happened on August 3 and 4, 2013 in San Francisco, California.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GAYMERX TEAM LAUNCHES INDIE GAME STUDIO MIDBOSS GAMES AND 90'S ADVENTURE GAME TRIBUTE "READ ONLY MEMORIES"". Gamasutra.
  2. ^ a b "Kickstarter Page". Kickstarter.
  3. ^ a b "Cyberpunk adventure Read Only Memories funded on Kickstarter". Polygon.
  4. ^ Chan, Stephanie (March 26, 2018). "MidBoss and GaymerX CEO exits after allegations of misconduct". VentureBeat. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "Twitter". March 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Gaming In Color". Devolver.
  7. ^ "'GaymerCon Kickstarter Funding Drive Launches'". gamepolitics.com.
  8. ^ "'GaymerCon Surpasses Funding Goal in Less Than Five Days'". gamepolitics.com.
  9. ^ "'Gay Gamers to Hold Their Own 'Gaymer' Convention'". forbes.com.