Game Devs of Color Expo 2021 reveals its games & speakers for the September event

Games like Aerial_Knight's Never Yield and Innchanted will be available alongside a variety of speakers and topics in gaming this September 2021.


The Game Devs of Color Expo has made its mission to not only highlight POCs joining and taking part in the gaming industry, but also provide panels and speakers full of enjoyable discussion to help guide newcomers in and aid those already on their path in gaming. This year marks the sixth annual Game Devs of Color Expo event, coming up in September 2021, and ahead of the event, featured games, speakers, and the panels/topics those speakers will be discussing have been revealed.

The Game Devs of Color Expo organizers announced both the featured games and speakers of the upcoming event on the Game Devs of Color Expo Twitter and on the updated event website on July 28, 2021. Coming up on the dates of September 23 to September 27, 2021, the Game Devs of Color Expo 2021 has tickets that start at $20 to attend for access to a showcase of games and panels associated with the event. Tickets are available for purchase now.

Speakers & Topics

The sixth annual Game Devs of Color Expo will feature the following speakers and discussions associated with them:

  • Muse en Lystrala - The End of Crunch
  • Sherveen Uduwana - Design Goodwill: Establishing trust in your game's opening minutes
  • Lexi "Pizza_Yeti" - Finding Your Footing as a Content Creator
  • Ed Lago - The Challenges of Managing a remote team working on a live VR product
  • Jonathan Williams - Your Virtual Reality Xperience
  • Derek Lieu - Top Game Trailer Mistakes and How to Fix Them
  • Chella Ramanan - Designing Internal Worlds
  • Tyriq Plummer - I Love Procedural Generation (And So Should You!)
  • Younès Rabii - SUPER IS HOT: Making Games By Breaking & Combining Others
  • Dani Lalonders - Entering the industry for the first time
  • Joe Palmer - 10 Lessons from 10 Years in Game Development
  • Mohammad Fahmi - Feels Like Home: Introducing a Diverse Setting to the World
  • Alex Lu - Applying Fortune 500 Project Management to Your Board Game Project
  • Alex A.K., Eva-Léa Longue Ngambi, & Francesca Esquenazi - Cooperating as Game Worker Cooperatives
  • Saleem Dabbous - Production is Self Care
  • Banana Chan, Ella Ampongan, Yeonsoo Julian Kim, Jeeyon Shim, & Victoria Caña - Finding Your Voice: Developing Your Brand (in Tabletop)
  • Cam Perry - Bad Media has Better Ideas
  • Kayode Ceiriog Shonibare-Lewis - Racial Bias, Reverse Heredity and the Parents of Custom Avatars
  • Sisi Jiang - MAKE MORE ANIME SH*T
  • Davionne Gooden - Staying Sane Making Games While Everything is On Fire
  • Neha Patel, Hassan DuRant, Steph Nguyen, & Calbert Warner - The Cost of Game Audio - For Freelancers and Clients
  • Shawn Alexander Allen - Treachery in Beatdown City: A Postmortem
  • Sydney Adams - The Value of Vision - Creating Socially Conscious Games
  • Junae Benne - Afrofuturism is Now! Well.. it could be
  • Matthew Glenn - Industry Experience: Succeeding When You’re New & Don’t Have Any
  • Richard (KirbyKid) Terrell - Why There's No Such Thing as Black Mechanics
  • Roc Lee - How many sounds do I need for my game?  (How to think like a sound designer)
  • Joe Tirado - Creating a Kick Ass Game Store Page!
  • Bahiyya Khan - Hell is a teenage girl: examining the representation of teenage girls in video games
  • Asia Hoe - Hype Train!: Twitch Affiliate in 30 Days
  • Jose Abalos - Beating the Sunken Cost Fallacy and Choosing a Great Project

Featured Games

The following are the games that will be featured as part of the Game Devs of Color Expo 2021 event:

With the Game Devs of Color Expo 2021 event coming up in late September, there’s still plenty of time to get a ticket to attend if you’d like. For more on the event, be sure to check out further Game Devs of Color Expo coverage, right here at Shacknews.

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