The video game industry has spoken up a few times already about the travel ban that has been imposed by the White House, Some game developers from the banned countries, or those who may have trouble coming in to show games for the Game Developer Conference later this month may have a savior in Devolver Digital, however.
Devolver is setting up gaming PCs and HTC Vives at a site at the convention being called the Devolver Underground. While not at the Moscone Center, where the primary event is being held, it will be located nearby at the basement level of 44 Tehama Street.and will be open to press and atendees from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, February. 27, through Wednesday, March 1.
Developers who are interested in taking Deveolver up on its offer to show their games are being asked to email the company with the studio and/or developer name, a short description of the game, the country of origin, and a link to video of the game if available. Space is expected to fill up fast, so Devolver is asking for submissions ASAP. prefernce will be given to developers forced to cancel GDC travel plans because of the ban.
"One of my favorite things about games is that they are truly global in nature, transcending borders and cultural differences more seamlessly than other art forms, and working with different people from all over the world with wildly varying backgrounds has been a huge part of Devolver's success and of our personal enjoyment of what we do," Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson said in a statement. "We are happy to have the opportunity to help create a bridge in some small way for some of the talented developers who will unfortunately be unable to attend this year's GDC."
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Really awesome of Devolver to step up like this, though I suppose I can't be too shocked as Devolver is filled with pretty great folks.