In its sixth year, the Game Devs of Color Expo 2021 will celebrate the growing ethnic diversity within game development. Again, the event will be entirely digital.
With most of North America’s big gaming conferences axed last year due to Covid-19, it’s good to see that the calendar year is back on track for gamers in 2021.
Organisers from both E3 and the GDC are gearing up for completely digital events in the summer, and those who managed to secure their next gen consoles are finally set to see what they’ve forked out for.
While July will allow us to mark our calendars with future game releases and celebrate the best titles 2020 had to offer, September is offering an exciting opportunity to embrace the growing ethnic diversity within game development.
Increasing in stature every year, the Game Devs of Color Expo is pushing for its biggest show ever in September. Here’s everything you need to get involved and show your support.
What is the Game Devs of Color Expo?
If this is the first you’re hearing of the Game Devs of Color Expo, don’t feel too bad. It’s something of a newbie as game conferences go, but its influence is growing.
Traditionally held at the Schomburg Center in Harlem New York, the expo casts a spotlight on historically marginalised groups in the gaming industry – though organisers state it’s a place to celebrate games without framing them in a discussion of underrepresentation.
It’s no secret that the industry has long suffered from a glaring inequality issue. Just 19% of developers today identify as ‘non-white,’ and this event allows creators of colour to