Brianna Wu is creating Videogames
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My name is Brianna Wu. I make games, including Revolution 60 which has been on two Game of the Year lists for 2014! Unfortunately, you may also know me better as a direct and sustained target of internet harrasment.

I got into videogames to make video games - but right now the majority of my workweek is wasted on fending off BS from people harassing me. Here's an example - this week I wake up, and someone has targeted our Wikipedia entries - including altering my husband's to say I gave him AIDS. So, I end up spending three hours getting that fixed.

Later that day, I have a well-known stalker that posts disturbing levels of information about my house, my car, my pets, my neighborhood. So, I waste hours documenting this for law enforcement. Later, this person emails me to say he's gone through my husband's blog and has more private information from there.

None of this has anything to do with videogames. But it's what I waste the majority of my time doing.

I have to be honest, I need some help or I'm not going to last. If I quit, that would signal a victory to those harrasing me. If you want me here, working to hold the people that break laws accountable, I need help. I have got to get back to making games.

Here's where you come in: If you appreciate what I do, please chip in so I can hire some help with the Women in Tech advocacy I do. I need someone to help me with the medial parts of dealing with my attackers so I can focus on my work, making and shipping games. I imagine we'll also have them work on women in tech advocacy.
Goals
$641 of $2,500 per month
Hire someone to work at GSX to help deal with harassment, and assist GSX in shipping Revolution 60 PC, Cupcake Crisis and further the work of women in tech.
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My name is Brianna Wu. I make games, including Revolution 60 which has been on two Game of the Year lists for 2014! Unfortunately, you may also know me better as a direct and sustained target of internet harrasment.

I got into videogames to make video games - but right now the majority of my workweek is wasted on fending off BS from people harassing me. Here's an example - this week I wake up, and someone has targeted our Wikipedia entries - including altering my husband's to say I gave him AIDS. So, I end up spending three hours getting that fixed.

Later that day, I have a well-known stalker that posts disturbing levels of information about my house, my car, my pets, my neighborhood. So, I waste hours documenting this for law enforcement. Later, this person emails me to say he's gone through my husband's blog and has more private information from there.

None of this has anything to do with videogames. But it's what I waste the majority of my time doing.

I have to be honest, I need some help or I'm not going to last. If I quit, that would signal a victory to those harrasing me. If you want me here, working to hold the people that break laws accountable, I need help. I have got to get back to making games.

Here's where you come in: If you appreciate what I do, please chip in so I can hire some help with the Women in Tech advocacy I do. I need someone to help me with the medial parts of dealing with my attackers so I can focus on my work, making and shipping games. I imagine we'll also have them work on women in tech advocacy.

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