Category Archives: Take This

How Take This Is Recovering From a Major Funding Setback

If you’ve been following our AFK Room crowdfunding campaign, you’ve probably noticed that we changed platforms from Indiegogo to Kickstarter partway through the process. Cliquist recently sat down with Take This co-founder Russ Pitts to discuss the reasons for that change, the resulting challenges for funding our 2017 programs, and the reasons we care so […]

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Don’t Miss Depression-Proof Studio Culture: A How-To for Mental Wellness

At GDC, Russ Pitts, president and co-founder of Take This, spoke on the subject of mental health in the video game industry — specifically, how to create a mentally healthy environment and deal with mental health issues in your studio of any size in a healthy, productive way. This year, he was joined by Alex […]

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What to Do If You Feel like an Imposter

Imposter Syndrome is “the disconnect between a person’s internal perceptions and fears of being a discovered as an intellectual fraud by someone important and outward evidence of success and competence.” It’s also, as Doctor B says, the feeling that “you’re not good enough or smart enough for your position, but evidence says otherwise.” Imposter Syndrome […]

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Where to Find the AFK Room, Take This Merchandise and Panels at PAX East 2017

We’re two days out from PAX East, and thanks to our supporters, we’ll be there. Everyone here at Team Take This is making lists and checking them twice — or four or five times, just to be sure. If you’re getting ready to head out to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) on Friday, […]

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Help Bring the AFK Room to Conventions Around the World

If you’ve ever been overwhelmed in a crowd, you know how good it can feel to step out of the chaos into a quiet, still space. For a lot of us in the video game industry, the AFK Room program offers that space — a room at busy gaming conventions where there’s no crowd, no […]

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Help Take This Save Lives

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the AFK Room program. Unfortunately, our Indiegogo fundraising campaign to an unexpected end. We’re looking into the problem and hope to reopen the campaign, but in the meantime you can still help us bring the AFK Room to conventions around the world this year. You can […]

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Support the AFK Room Program with a Brand-New Pinny Arcade Pin

Take This is thrilled to announce a delightful addition to our AFK Room fundraising campaign: a gorgeous Pinny Arcade pin designed by Penny Arcade’s Mike ‘Gabe’ Krahulik. Above, you can see Krahulik’s original art for the pin. Stay tuned — we’ll have the final pin design for you soon. All proceeds from this pin will […]

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Join the Fight Against Mental Health Stigma – Volunteer With Us at PAX East

If you believe in fighting for mental health awareness, come join us at PAX East! We’ll be there, thanks to our wonderful supporters, and we need your help. We’re looking for more people to join the wonderful volunteers at our booth and in the AFK Room. Volunteers at our booth can spread word of the […]

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Find Take This and the AFK Room at PAX South 2017

PAX South is almost here. On Friday, Take This will be joining many of you in San Antonio, TX, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Enjoy playing all the games, exhibiting, helping out at the show, or otherwise living PAX life, and we’ll be there with the AFK Room if things get to be […]

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How to Help Us Support Devs and Gamers at PAX South

PAX South is just a few weeks away. Are you going to be there, or will you be in the San Antonio area on January 27-29? Want to help our mission to fight stigma in the gaming community and make the convention a better time for attendees with mental health issues? Come help us out! […]

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