Devolver Digital has joined the movement of developers against the immigration ban by offering help to the affected devs that can’t assist to the upcoming Game Developers Conference.
The immigration ban imposed in the United States is affecting several sectors of society that need to travel to the US for both personal and commercial reasons. The gaming industry is not exempt and now foreign devs from countries affected by the ban won’t be able to present their games in events that are held in that country. Many developers have reacted to the news by openly rejecting the ban and donating their profits to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Devolver Digital joins the movement with plans of helping the affected devs directly. The publisher has offered their space and equipment to demo games of the devs that won’t be able to come to do it themselves.
Devolver Digital is now accepting submissions from creators and developers unable to attend this month’s Game Developers 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.
Due to the limited space, they are giving priority to developers who were forced to cancel their plans due to the immigration ban. Interested devs must apply as soon as possible.
How do you think this ban will affect the gaming scene in the US? Could this lead them to move certain game cons to a different to country just to be able to preserve their current volume of attendees? Or you think this won’t make a big difference?