The seventh year of the Game Devs of Color Expo, which is a weekend-long event that honors game developers of color from around the world, will be kicked off on Saturday, September 15th.
You may watch the hour-long direct, which highlights some of the many titles on the official page, both on YouTube and Twitch. Finally, check out the Gradient Convergence page, which includes non-parting games, but will also showcase players livestreaming their games beginning Thursday, September 15 and Saturday, September 19.
The expo highlights a number of titles that portray and feature POC and their cultures, animals, and fantastic monsters, many of which are sure to be some of the best PC games out there. And if youre a ticketed viewer, you may see panel discussions, interviews, and talks from game developers and featured speakers on various topics, from storytelling to business.
Tickets can be purchased on the official GDoCExpo website, and you may see the complete schedule of events and more here.
The importance of events such as the Game Devs of Color Expo
2022 marks seven years of Game Devs of Color Expo, a program intended to highlight game creators of color that would otherwise be ignored.
The company has evolved to conduct discussions, interviews, and panel discussions with POCs in order to educate others on the realities of indie development as well as take part in discussions on storytelling and character development from the point of view.
A special award ceremony will feature at least $90,000 in development loans, including the $15,000 Made in NY grant and the Game Devs of Color Expo grant. The latter will go to three color developers, each receiving $25,000.
The Game Devs of Color Expo has become a valuable and vital event that gives POC the exposure and funding that they never would have received in such a white-centric industry. It will continue to grow and assist even more developers of color in the near future, and will establish a precedent for a more equitable gaming industry future.