Open Call for Developers Affected by Immigration Ban to Demo Games at Devolver Digital Underground During Game Developers Conference 2017
Just got this amazing announcement and needed to post this ASAP. If you are a game developer and cannot make it to GDC due to the ban on travel from certain countries to the United States, the amazing publisher Devolver Digital is trying to get your game shown at GDC. Press Release below!
Devolver Digital Accepting Submissions Until February 20th
Austin, Texas – Independent publisher of fine indie wares Devolver Digital is now accepting submissions to demo games on behalf of creators and developers unable to attend this month’s Game Developer Conference in San Francisco due to the recent ban on travel to the United States from certain foreign countries.
Devolver Digital will set up gaming PCs and HTC Vive sets (if necessary) to demo games from developers affected by the ban in the nearby offsite location used by Devolver Digital during the conference. The location, formally named ‘Galvanize’ but now dubbed the ‘Devolver Underground’ during GDC, is located in the basement level of 44 Tehama St., San Francisco, CA 94105 and is open to press and attendees during the conference Monday, February 27th through Wednesday, March 1st, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Creators interested in submitting their build/demo should email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
• Studio Name / Developer Name
• Short description of the game
• Country of origin
• Link to video of the game if available
“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,” said Mike Wilson, co-founder of Devolver Digital. “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.”
Submissions and inquiries should be sent ASAP as space is limited. Due to the limited space, preference will be given to those developers that were set to travel to GDC and were forced to cancel their plans due to the recent executive order by the Trump administration.
For more information about Devolver Digital, please hit up devolverdigital.com or follow them on Twitter @DevolverDigital.