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As always, we’re hosting a variety of games by creators of color from around the world. Below are some of the confirmed games you’ll learn about at the expo — and how we’re giving them space to shine with our online format.Register now
Below are just a few of the 30+ games you’ll see at this year’s event. Want to see all the games?See the full games list
A narrative adventure about cute animals, friendship, and arcades.
Soft Not Weak
Spirit Swap: Lofi Beats to Match-3 To is an action-puzzle game set in a lush, narrative-driven world of witchy demons. Cast spells, be queer, & crash the biggest concert of the year!
Neil Jones AKA (Aerial_Knight)
Take the role of Wally. A mysterious kid out to recover items from his past with the hope of saving what's left of the future. Hopefully, you're fast enough to outrun your enemies and expose the truth. Or at least live long enough to see what happens.
Run a Magical Inn with friends! Taram's family Inn has been stolen by an evil wizard! To reclaim your family's legacy, team up with friends, manage your inn, brew potions, cook, and fight in a magical co-op inn adventure for 1-4 players.
After losing everything, it's time to start from scrattch. Occupy an abandoned factory and craft the community you want to live in, taking it from surviving to thriving.
START AGAIN START AGAIN START AGAIN: A PROLOGUE (or: START AGAIN: a prologue) is a story driven RPG where you, Siffrin, are stuck in a time loop for no reason you can find.
What starts as a simple commute for Malcolm and his dad quickly escalates into a life-or-death encounter that both father and son must be cautious to survive. Put on your VR headset and see life through the eyes of a Black father in the U.S. as you take a ride in Our America.
Night Reverie is a Puzzle/Adventure game in which a child must solve the mystery behind the distortion of his house. Explore puzzle-filled environments and discover strange creatures living in the house as you reach the truth behind of what looks like a bizarre nightmare.
Memories linger across time, deep under Sephonie Island. Explore a massive cave network, link with unidentified species, and unravel scientific and spiritual mysteries, all while watched over by a supernatural being existing beyond human history. By Anodyne 1+2’s creators!
Midautumn is a supernatural game about blasting evil spirits, saving your hometown from gentrification, and Asian diaspora culture. For Robin Lam, crashing at Grandma's was meant to be a break from their responsibilities.
You wake up in a foggy haze with one hell of a headache. The way ahead is dark and foreboding. You remember who you are, but not a lick of how you got there. And to top it off, you’ve got a persistent little pest of a doppelgänger out for your blood at all times.
Welcome to your coma - enjoy your stay!
Danny Fisher Kills the Government is a satirical political video game, taking the player through the journey of Danny Fisher, as he and a party of local New Yorkers foster community, tussle with the NYPD, girl-bosses, CEOs, and Mayor de Blasio himself.
Buy, sell, and trade organs in a strange and evolving universe. Dive into the quivering innards of alien capitalism in the sci-fi body horror market tycoon game you didn't know you needed.
Michelle Ma and Sebastian Baracaldo
Alpaca Stacka! is a 3D adventure platformer where you play as Paz, a kind alpaca dedicated to helping their animal friends.
1000 Deaths is a game about confronting your interpersonal conflicts and the effects of media on the psyche. Play through episodes, switching between perspectives of eclectic characters, and making decisions that you’ll take to the grave.
3D Print Your Life is a game where you work at a 3D printing shop meeting all kinds of people who use 3D printing to fulfill their different orders.
A Shiba Story is a slice of life game / pet simulator about learning how to take care of a Shiba Inu. This is a game about the everyday joys & quirks of sharing life with a furry friend.
Battle monsters, solve puzzles, and reawaken the lost Guardians in an action RPG inspired by classics. Rescue the souls of lost townspeople in the dungeon and restore the civilization of Anuchard while wielding the mythical Audros Bell.
Listen to the beat to navigate obstacles in this Peranakan-inspired metroidvania! Talk to strange and funny ghosts, and help them with their problems. Fill your journal as you explore the mansion. You may just uncover its secret past...
Anime Themed High Mobility Slasher Shooter VR Mech Sim
Bakemono is Early Access on Steam
Claw Arena is an arena fighting game for mobile devices featuring unique one-finger controls. Select one of 8 animal warriors with distinct movesets and fight your way through the tournament to become the champion of the Combat League!
Boiling Point! is a light/medium strategy game where 2-6 players find themselves as crustaceans trapped in a pot trying to escape! Fight to the top, attack the chefs… or your friends? Whatever you do, make sure you stay cool!
Come with Me is a two-player cooperative adventure game set in a puzzle-filled magical world.
Ten characters in search of love gather around two neon-lit bowling alleys for some date night bowling. Choose your character, find your date, and try your best to hit it off—or at least hit some pins.
Do Not Buy This Game is a Comedy Walk-Sim where the game is being built as you play it!
Rise-Home Stories Project, Weathered Sweater, Neil Jones, and James Williams.
DOT’S HOME is a single-player video game that follows a young Black woman in Detroit as she travels through time to relive key moments in her family’s history where race, place, and home collide in difficult choices.
Big Shield Games
Turn paintings into real life objects to solve puzzles in clever and imaginative ways. Follow Lily Parks, a girl who's lost all hope, as she inherits the world's strongest superhero's powers, leaving it up to her to save the world.
Nadel Pierce is a Berserker Paramedic who is headed back to work at the Dendsville Area Emergency Hospital after the events of “ThePipe Man".
Unify a broken community as the newly-appointed Guardian of The Grove. Traverse a vibrant island to combat invasive Rot, inspire its inhabitants, and rebuild your home.
Get-A-Grip Chip is a charming and satisfyingly challenging grappling hook 2D platformer. Master the hook, fling through the increasingly intense floors of Roboco Mfg, and escape chases with Scan-It Janet.
Rachel Li & Qin Yin
You are alone on a cold Christmas night, stuck at home, in a foreign country. You get through it by cooking a hot dish intended for six people.
A calm game of everyday life, precious memories, and creating your own destiny.
In a silent world where music has been prohibited, BOBO, a singer, will band together with the Jukebot drummer, Rocket, to shatter the strings of fate and sing the melody of freedom in this unforgiving Rhythm Turn Based JRPG.
KindFolx is a real time, PvE card battling dungeon crawler about a monster named Reinus who embarks on a quest to dismantle a human oppressing dictatorship led by a Monsterfolk General.
A cozy survival game about raising cute alien creatures and cleaning up a polluted ocean planet.
You’re trapped in a fantasy MMORPG! Team up with a cunning mage, an enigmatic knight, or a roguish mercenary to save the world, and maybe find love along the way—who will you choose?
Lonesome Village is a puzzle-solving adventure with social simulation.
Experience thrilling action, epic boss fights, and an electrifying soundtrack in this vibrant 2D action RPG.
Big Boot Games
METEORA is a Fast-paced Survival Action Survival game with Meteors (Think burnout in space with Meteors).
Mop Boy Studios
Mom and Dad have finally put Mop Boy in charge of keeping their beloved pizzeria clean. But with grease monsters running amuck and a crooked health inspector on their tail, it's gonna take the whole family to keep the restaurant afloat.
Fann & Mai
Nainai’s Recipe is a cooking game about simulating real-world cooking feelings in a stylized world. It's a story about a Chinese girl who live by herself during 2020. She will be learning family dishes, as well as the story of her grandma.
Neko Ghost, Jump! is a puzzle-platformer where you not only switch between 2D & 3D camera perspectives but also between your physical & ghost forms to solve puzzles, combat enemies, and clear levels faster.
OCHITSUBAKI || 落ち椿 is a transgender JPN/ENG game about the impossibility of communicating trauma and hypermarginalized identity through a combination of visceral poetics, retro anime aesthetics, and the particular tenderness of a good duel
Waking Oni Games
Onsen Master is a hot spring customer management game where players must create ingredients to match the various customer ailments, across the fantasy island of Izajima!
A playable documentary shot with a 360° camera. The 42 minute slice-of-life experience follows a food delivery courier in Beijing on January 23, 2020, the day before Lunar New Year's Eve and the day Wuhan shut down due to COVID-19.
Pen Pal Princess is a queer romcom visual novel about long distance relationships and online dating. Correspond with potential suitors through letter writing, email, and DMs to convince them to rescue you from your secluded princess tower!
Nodding Heads Games
A young girl named Raji has been chosen by the gods to stand against the demonic invasion of the human realm. Her destiny? To rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura
RP7 is the most minimalist and abstract dungeon crawler RPG. In the game player can’t control their character. Instead player should setup character's adventure path by rolling 7 slots in the screen, to control their character INDIRECTLY.
Master the elements in this intense spell combo roguelike. Explore the procedural world of Istal as you uncover secrets, collect magic, craft items, and embark on a grand branching narrative.
Truant Pixel, LLC
RUNNER is an arcade-inspired VR action featuring first-person driving gameplay and shooting-gallery gunplay. Players take to the street at high speed, weaving in-and-out of traffic while fending off waves of enemies over 7 unique stages.
SAMUDRA is a 2D surreal adventure game with a theme of environmental awareness & an emotional twist.
by Sam Eng
Skate down into the underworld and recover what's been lost.
A game where the slimes are finally the heroes. Play with your friends as cute slimes and save the world from an evil corruption. Find different weapons and create your own unique magic abilities to express the way you want to adventure.
Puzzle mix of chemistry and rails!
JUMP Game Studio
Spell Blaster is a 2D top-down action game inspired by retro classics! The game tasks players with navigating mazes, destroying monsters, avoiding dangerous traps and solving perilous puzzles!
Marie Wong & Pauline Kong
Steam Up: A Feast of Dim Sum is a competitive 2-5 player light weight Dim Sum set collection and action management tabletop game offering a delicious cultural experience. Steamers with Dim Sum are stacked and placed on a turntable.
No Static Games
Rap battle your way through colorful lands as you encounter strong rivals and the dopest of friends. As you improve your skills and collect all the keys, will you be able to become a legendary MC?
Finite Reflection Studios
Leap, slash, and climb your way to the top of fantastical towers by dashing at flowers growing on a procedural vine. Explore multiple unique environments as you unravel this love story about love and identity.
Theseus never killed the Minotaur. He found common cause with Asterion, until he didn't anymore. A tale of diaspora, gender, and survival.
Veritable Joy Studios
ValiDate is a visual novel about 12 struggling singles attempting to find love and friendship in a world ruled by capitalism. We feature a cast full of queer characters of color and contain stories never explored in gaming before.
Venba is a narrative cooking game, where you play as an Indian mom, who immigrates to Canada with her family in the 1980s. Players will cook various dishes and restore lost recipes and explore in this story about family, love, loss and more
2021 game development grants
Many games don’t get released because creators lack access to funding. We’re changing the landscape by partnering with games industry leaders to give money directly to game creators of color. In 2020 we gave out $90,000 in game development grants. In 2021, we’re looking to do even better.
Anyone who applied to speak or show a game at this year’s event is eligible to receive a grant. We’ll announce the winners on Sunday, September 26 around 6PM ET!
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