Game Devs of Color Expo Online Tomorrow!

The most energizing event of the year is back! The fifth annual Game Devs of Color Expo will be fully online for 2020.

About this Event (For Tickets follow this link)

Check out the full schedule here!

At the virtual Game Devs of Color Expo, new and experienced game developers will share, learn, and connect in unique ways. This year’s event will feature main presentations within a private online conference space that supports conversations between attendees. We will also host developer interviews, playable demos, and game discounts through our Steam showcase, Gradient Convergence. You’ll be able to support creators of color by playing their games in the comfort of your home!

CONFERENCE TALKS

Speakers at this year’s event will cover a wide variety of topics including game art, compelling game design, marketing, and sound design. See the full list of speakers here.

DEVELOPER INTERVIEWS & EXPO GAMES

Games at this year’s expo include ValiDate: Struggling Singles in your Area by Veritable Joy, Lucifer Within Us by Kitfox Games, An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs from Strange Scaffold, and Onsen Master by Waking Oni Games. See the full list of games here.

AWARDS & GRANTS

The event closes with the Game Devs of Color Expo award ceremony, where a total of $90,000 in development grants will be awarded.

Five developers will each win the $15,000 No More Robots x Game Devs of Color Expo Grant, which will include guidance and mentoring in game development.

One developer will win the $15,000 Humble Bundle Game Creators of Color Award, which includes a publishing and distribution deal.

Find out who the 6 deserving developers are after the end of the Developer Interviews on September 20th!

 

What others are saying

“It’s an event focused on inclusivity that goes beyond just talking about it: Game Devs of Color makes the changes it wishes to see.” — Polygon

“Through the expo, indie developers can share resources and make connections in an easier environment, whereas more “mainstream” expos … may exclude indie developers on the margins [whether] directly or indirectly.” — DualShockers.com

“From the outset, it looks like a typical niche game industry conference, but as the day unfolded, it became a lot more than that.” — GameDaily.biz

“The expo had a number of highlights, but what continually impressed me was the programming, and how accessible it was to folks with hearing disabilities or those who couldn’t attend the show itself.” — Motherboard

Don’t miss out on the most important conversations of the year!

 

All are welcome

The 2020 Game Devs of Color Expo is open to people of all genders, races, and sexual orientations. This is an uplifting space where you can express yourself in a respectful manner without fear of judgment or harassment. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make this event more safe and inclusive. Read the full Code of Conduct on our website.

 

Need-based free tickets

We aim to be accessible by offering low-cost tickets. However, we also know some people are unable to afford the ticket price. If this is the case for you, we will happily help you gain access to this event if you complete this form.

 

Apply for a press pass

We welcome members of the press and content creators to attend and observe our event! Press inquiries must be sent to gdocexpo@gmail.com. Video recordings are prohibited without consent from Game Devs of Color Expo and the participants being recorded. Apply for a Press & Media Pass

 

Feeling hype?

After grabbing your ticket, follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for updates. If you want more good vibes, check out our archives to see past talks and games.

 

Thanks to our 2020 sponsors!

Game Devs of Color Expo is a labor of love, organized by a small handful of volunteers. We can’t do it alone. Ticket sales and sponsorship will help make Game Devs of Color Expo 2020 bigger, better, and as momentous as possible.

Want to do more to support the community? Contact us at gdocexpo@gmail.com to sponsor the event or use the Donation field available under ticket types.

About sponsorship & our sponsors

 

Event organizers

The 2020 Game Devs of Color Expo is produced by a diverse team of game creators and enthusiasts. We believe that games are for everyone and that the only path forward is to actively work to enable more games to be created by people of diverse backgrounds and get those games played by more people.

Chris Algoo – @ChrisAlgoo

Shawn Alexander Allen – @aNuChallenger

Brian Carr – @t3ambrian

Brian S. Chung – @BrianSChung

GJ Lee – @whereisgj

Catt Small – @cattsmall

Very special thanks to our contributors (Asia Hoe, Emperatriz Ung, Kat Thompson, Rachél Bazelais, Reynaldo Vargas), and the many moderators who work on bringing the expo to life before, during, and after the day of the event.

 

FAQs

I’m not a person of color. Can I attend?

Totally! We welcome all people to this event.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We welcome people of all ages!

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach CJ Sanchez (He/Him)