How growing up Black and gay in a Brazilian slum made this gaming CEO want to help LGBT+ youth
Dan Bernardo, founder of Playtra Games, understands the power of video games. Playing Final Fantasy VII as a child was the first piece of media that made him sob.
And it’s that mantra of making people feel something that’s at the core of the developer’s forthcoming debut, Grid Force.
“We don’t want to create a piece of media that patronises people, we want to create a piece of media that makes people feel something,” he says. “And then this will hopefully feed internal questioning of why I feel the way I feel and try to find a better path of how to live.”
With Grid Force, Playtra Games are partnering with LGBT+ non-profit the It Gets Better Project to support LGBT+ youth through video games.
In tangible terms, that means