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Devolver Digital Will Demo Games at GDC by Those Affected by Immigration Ban

February 2, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

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Indie publisher Devolver Digital might be best known for putting out crass games like Shadow Warrior 2 (or violent ones like Hotline Miami) and maintaining the hilarious Twitter account of their fictional CFO Fork Parker, but the company put out a very serious press release earlier today. The publisher is now accepting submissions to demo games on behalf of developers that are now unable to attend the Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco later this month due to the recent immigration ban.

They also tweeted out their plans, which you can see below:

“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,” said Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson. “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.”

It’s really heartwarming to see developers looking out for one another in a time where many people are being unfairly denied entry into the United States and thus unable to attend GDC. Video games might be a business, but it’s important for the industry to have the back of each other in such a trying time for so many. Hopefully more publishers and companies will follow in Devolver Digital’s act of kindness and basic human decency.

(Source: Devolver Digital)