Hotline Miami and Titan Souls publisher Devolver Digital has offered their assistance to any developers kept out of this year’s Game Developers Conference by the Trump administration’s controversial Muslim-targeted immigration ban.
Via a press release, Devolver said they’ll accept submissions from any developers who are unable to attend the San Francisco conference due to the ban. The submission period ends on Feb. 20. The publisher says they plan to set up a number of PCs and HTC Vive headsets at an offsite location nearby the Moscone Center. Devolver co-founder Mike Wilson spoke about the company’s plan in a statement:
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.
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.
To find out more about the application process or precisely where the offsite location will be, you can check out the GDC info page on Devolver’s site here.
Devolver Digital is not the first game company to acknowledge the importance of international diversity in game development this week. In the last few days, both Harmonix and Insomniac have released statements in opposition of the immigration ban. Go ahead and check out their statements below:
Harmonix’s Statement via Twitter:
Insomniac’s Statement via YouTube: