Devolver Digital to help developers who can’t go to GDC due to the Immigration Ban
Independent publisher Devolver Digital has offered help developers who are unable to attend GDC in San Francisco due to the Immigration Ban imposed on several foreign countries.
In the press release where Devolver Digital offered to help developers, they stated that they would be able to set up gaming PCs and HTC Vive sets to demo games from developers affected by the ban in a nearby offsite location used by Devolver Digital during the Game Developer Conference. For those wondering where the offsite location is, Developer Digital stated, “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.”
Those developers who are affected by the ban and are interested in taking up Devolver Digital’s offer should email their build/demo to email@example.com 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 favourite 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 in the press release. “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.”
Devolver Digital are not the first video game publisher/developer to speak up after President Trump ordered a 90-day immigration ban on those coming from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia to the United States of America, as Insomniac Games – creators of Ratchet & Clank and Resistance – released a video statement condemning the ban.