The Game Devs of Color Expo is returning for its 4th annual event in 2019, and it's taking applications for participants now.
The inclusive celebration is a victory for diversity as it brings creators from all backgrounds together. Game Devs of Color Expo 2019 puts creators of color at the forefront of the event, and shows off their games, helps them start conversations with players, and helps to push gaming as an art form in general. In short, it's great for everyone.
There are 30 games from around the world featured at the event, playable in its Lobby, Mezzanine, and Theater area, with a full list of games coming soon. If you're interested in participating and bringing your game to the event, applications are open now.
There's also a full set of conferences with panels and talks, all kitted out with captioning to make sure it's accessible for all. The full speaker schedule has yet to be announced, but you can keep an eye on the event's official page for more details as they emerge. Applications to become a speaker aren't yet open.
And even if you aren't a creator of color, you're still very much welcome at the event as it works to celebrate diversity in the industry. The expo is looking for several participants at the moment, so if that sounds like a vision that appeals to you, be sure to check out the open positions to volunteer your time for a good cause.
The team behind the event aims to make the expo open to people of all genders, races, and sexual orientations and wants to ensure it is a safe space for everyone to express themselves. With that in mind, mark it down on your calendar and plan to head into the event when it drops on July 29, 2019 at the Schomburg Center in Harlem.