A number of developers have responded publicly to the recent immigration ban in the US, which also places restriction on travel from certain countries. Publisher Devolver Digital has now joined those companies by extending a helping hand to affected developers.
Devolver, the publisher behind indie games like Enter the Gungeon, Broforce, and Hotline Miami, today announced plans to assist developers in presenting their games during the upcoming Game Developers Conference. Developers affected by the ban who now can’t travel to San Francisco to demo their games can apply to have Devolver do so for them.
Devolver says it will provide gaming PCs and HTC Vive headsets for game demos at its off-site GDC location in San Francisco. Space is limited, so it may not be able to assist everyone who requires it. As such, it’ll favor developers that have been forced to cancel plans as a result of the controversial executive order.
Earlier this week, we saw a number of developers launch campaigns to donate proceeds from their sales to the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU is among the groups that have fought against the order. Other developers, including Insomniac and Harmonix, have publicly condemned the policy, while a major trade association has said it could impact the industry.