Thursday, September 15th marks the beginning of the seventh year of Game Days of Color Expo, a weekend-long event that celebrates games developed by game developers of color from around the world.
You can watch the hour-long live broadcast, which highlights some of the many titles featured on the official page, both on youtube And Twitch, and be sure to check gradient convergence pageIn which not only is the sale of previously released games underway, but will feature devs livestreaming their games from Thursday, September 15th to Monday, September 19th.
The expo highlights a number of titles that star and feature POCs and their cultures, beasts or fantastic monsters, many of which are certainly some of the best PC games out there. And if you’re a ticketed audience, you can watch panels, interviews, and talks from game developers and featured speakers on topics from storytelling to business and more.
Tickets can still be purchased at Official GDoCExpo pageAnd you can see the full schedule of events and more Here,
Significance of events like Game Dev of Color Expo
As previously mentioned, 2022 marks seven years of Game Devs of Color Expo, an event meant to highlight games created by game developers of color that would otherwise be overlooked.
Since then, it has evolved to host talks, interviews and panels led by POC to educate others to discuss the realities of indie development, as well as storytelling and character development from POC’s perspective Can you
There’s even an awards ceremony where at least $90,000 in development grants will be awarded, including a $15,000 Made in NY Grant and Game Dev of Color Expo Grant. The latter of which will go to Color’s three developers, each receiving $25,000.
Color Expo’s Game Devs has become a valuable and important event that gives POC the media exposure and funding they would have never received in such a white-focused industry. And hopefully, it can continue to grow and help even more developers of color in the future, and continue to set a precedent for a more equitable gaming industry’s future.