2022 Game Devs of Color Expo Online

2022 Game Devs of Color Expo Online

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$20 – $100

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The most energizing event of the year is back! The seventh annual Game Devs of Color Expo will be fully online September 15-18, 2022.

About this event

Show up, show out, show off!

From September 15–18, the 7th annual Game Devs of Color Expo is an annual event that uplifts and amplifies work by creators of color in the games industry. Join us for an online multi-day celebration of diverse voices. You’ll connect with creators from around the world and learn how to build and market games players love.

As an attendee, you’ll get to network with thousands of potential collaborators, recruiters, and publishers during our networking day on Thursday, September 15. Over the three days that follow, you’ll hear talks, panels, and interviews about game development starring awesome creators of color. Don't miss our four-day festival of unique games!

Speakers and games will be announced on a rolling basis. Check out our website for more information.

What to expect

#GDoCExpo 2022 is a multi-day festival that includes:

  • A world-class conference of talks, panels, Dev Interviews, and networking sessions (9/15–9/18).
  • Gradient Convergence, our Steam event for getting your hands on some of the hottest games and demos by creators of colors, featuring discounts and broadcasts from the developers themselves (9/15–9/19).
  • The GDoCExpo Direct, the latest exclusive news about upcoming games, directly from the developers to you (9/15).
  • The GDoCExpo Party, an online gathering in our own virtual space (9/17).
  • Celebrating and awarding game development grants to creators with incredible potential (9/18).

Stay tuned for the full schedule of events!

All are welcome

The Game Devs of Color Expo is a safe space where you can express yourself in a respectful manner without fear of judgment or harassment. All participants and visitors are expected to treat other participants, visitors, staff, and the general public with respect.

You can see the full code of conduct on our website.

Need-based tickets

Unable to afford a paid ticket? Need-based tickets are available — just apply using this form.

Share your excitement

After grabbing your ticket, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates. Use the #GDoCExpo hashtag to share the love! If you want more good vibes, check out our YouTube channel to see past talks, interviews, and panels.

Press & media

This annual event is one of a kind. We invite you to participate in our supportive, uplifting experience and share the joys with your audience. Request a press pass for the opportunity to meet unique game creators for behind-the-scenes interviews.

Support our community

Game Devs of Color Expo is a labor of love, organized by a small handful of volunteers. We can’t do it alone. Sponsorship helps us make bigger, better events that reach more people — which ultimately provides a larger platform for our diverse community. If you or your company may be interested in helping us support our cause, we would love to work with you. Learn more about sponsorship.

Thanks to our major 2022 sponsors!

See all 2022 sponsors on our website.

About Game Devs of Color

Our mission is to amplify the creative power held by people of color in games. We do this by organizing revolutionary events, uniting our vibrant community, and building access to knowledge, funding, and opportunities. Learn more about us on our website.

FAQs

I'm not a person of color. Can I attend?

Yup! We welcome all people to this event.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We welcome people of all ages! However, we ask that people under 18 attend with their parents, guardian, or a chaperone.

Do I need to be in the game industry to attend?

No! We welcome people from outside the industry. Whether you're a fan of games or just curious, you'll have a blast at our event.

Is this year's event online-only?

Yes. Every part of this year's event is online. Even the party is digital-only.

If I can't watch all the talks, will I be able to watch them later?

Yes, your ticket includes the ability to rewatch any talk, panel, or interview at any time in our online event space. After several months, we will begin to publish videos one-by-one on YouTube. Buying a ticket is the best way to access everything as soon as possible.

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