The annual Game Devs Of Color Expo is always loaded with exciting announcements and upcoming projects in the gaming industry, and for the 2022 edition, the event has begun to announce attendees.
Last year, the Game Devs of Color Expo had some prominent speakers in the industry with the likes of Sherveen Uduwana (Code Coven), Derek Lieu, Lexi ‘Pizza_Yeti’ (Twitch/YouTube Content Creator), and many more talents from around the industry with an emphasis placed on inclusivity. This year aims to up the ante, with more speakers and attendees to make the event a must for those looking to broaden their horizons in the game development space.
Like last year, and after the initial announcement in February of the Game Devs of Color Expo 2022, the event will take place online instead of the former setting of the Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York, which is where the event had been held years past. But without further ado, here are the speakers (and what they will be presenting) as they have been confirmed for this year’s show so far!
Game Devs of Color Expo 2022 Confirmed Speakers
- Son M. (Perfect Garbage Studios) – “Put Yourself In A Box? (Categorizing Your Game),” Panel: “Crowdfunding Real Talk: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
- Ren (Schell Games) – “Mental Illness and Horror Games: Avoiding Stigma and Stereotype”
- Jared Tan (Nerial) – “Lessons from a Million TikTok Views in Two Weeks”
- Michael Yichao (Phoenix Labs) – “Everything’s a Dating Sim: How Relationships Drive Player Engagement and Meaning”
- Seth S. Smith (Riot Games) – “Understanding Player Dynamics”
- Eli Harris – “The State Of BIPOC VO In Gaming”
- Alex Rushdy (13AM Games) – “Punch Feel Good: How to Design Satisfying Action Games”
- Haider CW – “3C’s of Inclusive Design that make me feel like the Hero of my Story”
- Dani Lalonders (Veritable Joy Studios) – Panel: “Crowdfunding Real Talk: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
- Mark Diaz Truman (Magpie Games) – “Yip Yip! Building the Team for Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game!”
- Claire Kwong – “Playing With Touch and Intimacy”
As noted, there will be plenty to be excited for regarding the massive event. The Game Devs of Color Expo 2022 will take place between September 15-18, and fans can take part in the action by securing their ticket here! All other information will be available on the official Game Devs of Color Expo website.