Game Devs of Color Expo returns to the Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York on July 27, 2019!
Join us for the 4th annual Game Devs of Color Expo - an inclusive games expo and conference creating a new normal in games by putting creators of color at the forefront, showing off their games, building conversations, and pushing games forward as an artform. #GDoCExpo
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Giving developers of color the space to speak about anything but their own marginalization shouldn’t be a grand gesture, but in the gaming industry it feels like an exemplary move— Motherboard
In the expo hall, be prepared to play 20+ titles including the super stylish HyperDot which was just featured as part of the Xbox Experience at E3, Sashimi Slammers, a fish fighting game where the controller is literally a fish (can’t make this stuff up,) and Can Androids Pray, a shortform narrative game about angry femme mechs at the end of the world.
Speakers and Panels
One of our marquee panels “Hip Hop and Video Games” features 3 amazing rappers - Open Mike Eagle, co-host of The New Negroes on Comedy Central, Sammus, and Mega Ran, in discussion with 2 game developers, Davionne Gooden and Shawn Alexander Allen. Together, they will explore the complicated relationship between the two art forms over their parallel growth.
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All are welcome
The Game Devs of Color Expo is a space meant to enlighten and unite, and is open to people of all genders, races, abilities, sexual orientations, and religions. We are committed to ensuring that this event is inclusive to all. The venue is wheelchair accessible, live captions will be displayed for all talks and presentations, and gender-neutral restrooms will be available.
Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make you feel comfortable attending this event.