Game Devs of Color Expo 2024

Our 9th annual celebration of Game Devs of Color will connect you with an uplifting community of creators from around the world! Experience the future of the games at our virtual-first, multi-day celebration of creativity from September 18–21. You’ll hear from new voices and established talent — and ultimately learn what it takes to thrive in this industry.

Join us for:

  • The GDoCExpo Direct - the latest exclusive news about upcoming games, directly from the developers to you!
  • A world-class online conference with talks, panels, and interviews featuring industry experts.
  • Unique networking opportunities with potential collaborators, publishers, and employers.
  • Our annual Steam Sale - get your hands on some of the hottest games and demos by creators of colors, featuring discounts and broadcasts from the developers themselves. (Apply to feature your game!)
  • Grant Awards Ceremony, live chat, digital booths, meetings, job board, and more!

Tickets Prices in USD

Additional Information

This year’s event will feature exciting talks and panels from talented developers across the globe. Here are just a few of our confirmed conference speakers:

  • Noor Amin (Riot Games) - “Mind and Machine: Exploring Biofeedback in Game Design”
  • Connor Wall (Quantum Aether Games) - “Indigenous Futurism: How Indigeneity is Vital for Resilient Game Loops”
  • Julien Balbontin (CONTINUE) - “'Do we get a TikTok?' - An Introduction to Marketing Video Games”
  • Chase Bethea - “Blueprints & Benefits: Crafting Dynamic Music in Colony Sims / Management / Base Building Games”
  • Tara Fickle (Northwestern University) & Christopher B. Patterson (University of British Columbia) - “Made in Asia/America: Building Communities of Gamemakers and Game Scholars”
  • Tanya Yan - “Why Save the Villainess? Challenging Injustice through Perspective”
  • Sylvia Aguiñaga (Ánimo Games)- “Systematizing making games with love”
  • Hadijat Muftau-Lediju - “How your video games can be used in therapy and rehabilitation”
  • Miriam Karina Melgoza Gómez - “Bringing NVC to Lead with Kindness”
  • Ashraf Abi Said - “I'm Not Cannon Fodder - A Love Letter to the Industry”
  • Kai Nyame Abbey (Studio Hitsuji) - “Indie Studio Survival Guide”

More speakers will be announced on a rolling basis, along with a jam-packed series of innovative games. Stay tuned for the full schedule of events! Check out our website for more information about Game Devs of Color, and visit our YouTube channel to find examples of past talks.

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 BlueskyLinkedInTwitterFacebook, 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 or contact us now to start sponsoring this year’s event.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 games 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.

What is a Virtual Ticket?

Game Devs of Color Expo is held online on Swapcard – our online event platform. Even the party is virtual!

I bought a ticket. How do I log in?

After registering for this year's event, search your inbox for an email from Swapcard – our online event platform. If you haven't received an email yet, try opening the schedule and logging in/creating an account using the same email you used to get your ticket.

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

Yes, virtual tickets include the ability to rewatch any talk, panel, or interview in our online event space the day after the event ends. 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.

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.

Game Devs of Color is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Financial contributions to the Game Devs of Color Expo are charitable and tax-deductible.

Learn more about us on our website.