Agate Actively Participates in the Development of Guidelines for Woman-Friendly Workplace in the Indonesian Gaming Industry

Agate Academy Team Lead Restya Winda Astari bottomleft with IWIG Project Manager Trianingsih top and IBCWE Project Officer bottom-right introducing the Guidelines for Female-Friendly Workspaces in the Indonesian Gaming Industry during an Instagram Live session on Monday, June 10, 2024.

Bandung, June 10, 2024 – Agate International (“Agate”), the leading game development company in Indonesia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia, proudly announces its active role in developing the Guidelines for Female-Friendly Workspaces in the Indonesian Gaming Industry. These guidelines provide a comprehensive framework for creating inclusive and female-friendly work environments within game companies in Indonesia. The development of these guidelines was led by Indonesian Women in Game (IWIG) with support from the National Commission on Violence Against Women, the Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE), and other industry stakeholders.

CEO and Co-Founder of Agate Shieny Aprilia, stated, “Agate fully supports IWIG’s initiative in creating an inclusive and female-friendly work environment. We believe that diversity within teams is key to producing innovative and meaningful works. These guidelines will be a significant milestone in the history of the Indonesian gaming industry, serving as a foundational step in promoting equality and inclusion in this sector.”   

“As part of the team that developed these guidelines, we are committed to ensuring that every woman working in the gaming industry has equal opportunities to grow and contribute. We hope these guidelines will provide clear guidance for creating a safe and supportive work environment for all,” added Agate Academy Team Lead Restya Winda Astari.

According to a recent survey conducted by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) in collaboration with the Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media, women occupy only about 30% of game developer positions globally. This gap highlights the urgent need to strengthen diversity initiatives within the industry. Women make up nearly half of the global gaming market, with 46% in America, 47% in Europe, 48% in Australia, and 37% in Asia. Despite some progress, gender disparity remains in the gaming industry. In Indonesia, the Indonesian Game Association (AGI) and the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) revealed that 80% of surveyed game studios in Indonesia have female employees, while the remaining 20% have no female representation. Based on this data, IWIG is committed to creating a female-friendly work environment through the development of these guidelines.
Chairperson of Indonesian Women in Game (IWIG) Riris Marpaung, stated, “The development of these guidelines is a significant step towards achieving a more inclusive and woman-friendly workplace in gaming industry. We are grateful to all parties who have contributed, including National Commission on Violence Against Women, IBCWE, Agate, and other game studios, for their support and attention in the creation of these guidelines.”

The guidelines comprise ten key points, including:

  1. Diversity and Inclusion Policies 
  2. Recruitment and Hiring Practices 
  3. Orientation and Integration 
  4. Professional Development 
  5. Working Hours and Workplace Accommodation 
  6. Promotion and Career Advancement 
  7. Rights to Protection, Health, and Well-being 
  8. Workplace Culture and Environment 
  9. Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Work 
  10. Monitoring and Reporting 

Project Officer from IBCWE Esther Yobelita, stated, “The collaboration between IWIG, Agate, and IBCWE in developing these guidelines demonstrates our collective commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable industry. We hope these guidelines will serve as an example for other industries in implementing practices that support gender equality.”  
Agate invites all stakeholders, including game companies, communities, and relevant institutions, to join us in committing to creating a more inclusive work environment for women in the gaming industry.  

The complete guidelines can be downloaded via the following link:

About IWIG

Indonesian Women in Game (IWIG) is a community committed to supporting and advancing the development of all Indonesian women involved in the gaming industry. IWIG focuses on ongoing efforts to create a supportive and safe environment for its members. Through the promotion and empowerment of women in this industry, IWIG aims to develop the skills, knowledge, and experience of female talents. IWIG is dedicated to being a space where women can grow and contribute maximally to the gaming industry. Email:; Instagram: womeningame_id; Medium: womeningame_id


The Business Coalition for the Empowerment of Indonesian Women (IBCWE) is a coalition of companies committed to promoting women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. Our vision is to create a safe and inclusive workplace in Indonesia with missions (1) to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality in the workplace; (2) to increase women’s participation and representation in the workforce; (3) to encourage and support companies in attaining gender equality benchmarks and standards. IBCWE was formed with the support of the Australian Government through the Investing in Women program. For more information, visit: