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Florida Game Developers Association is pleased to co-host with the global Magic Leap / Unity3D / Unreal Engine User Group community:
COVID-19 INDIE DEV FUNDRAISING CONFERENCE IN VR
Please visit http://conferenceinvr.com for more information and registration.
The Covid-19 Indie Dev Fundraising Conference in VR raises funds for indie devs and World Central Kitchen by bringing together developers and donors for dev talks and exhibition in 3D immersive virtual reality and indie games 1 pm - 7 PM EST June 25.
Proceeds from the conference will be given to World Food Kitchen and the participating Indie Developers whom are struggling with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis (application link to participate as an Indie Developer for relief funding or presenter is below):
Attendees may attend the conference with their computer or virtual reality headset.
Donors may make a donation of $5 or more to:
1. Connect with indie developers at the conference
2. Hear developer stories at dev talks
3. Attend developer business, design, and development learnings panels
4. Meet with developers at the exhibition
5. Join developer discord communities
6. Access the indie games bundle
7. Support and choose how to divide their donation among indie developers, charity, and the conference
Donors may join developer discord communities to obtain their game keys.
Instructions on how to attend will be sent out a week before the conference.
Sponsors receive a sponsor presentation, sponsor booth, and promotion to our audience in newsletters, social media, and banners around the virtual conference venue.
Developers may level up to a Developer Sponsor by adding their game to the bundle and donating their proceeds to a charity of their choice, and we will announce their donations and charities to our audience.
If you are interested in participating as a developer, please complete this developer application.
All times are in EST
1:30pm: Venue Open
2:00pm-3:00pm: Indie Dev Talks
3:00pm-4:00pm: Exhibition Hour
-Network with developers, join discord servers, obtain game keys
5:00pm: Venue Close
Funding Recipients :
Indie developers are often individuals or small teams pursuing their passion of making indie games from their apartment living off of savings, working part time jobs, or scrapping together freelancing work to pay for food and rent.
As a result of Covid-19's widespread impact to communities and the economy, many indie developers have been struggling to keep themselves afloat to continue pursuing their dreams.
Most indie developers have not made their big break or hit game yet and are on early access or pre-alpha prototypes of their games, are not charging for their games yet, and rely on the support of their communities to keep going.
Perhaps just as important as the monetary support, we highly encourage donors to check out indie developers' exhibition booths, get to know the individuals, listen to their stories, and consider joining their discord communities. Discord invite links will be provided at the top of each booth.
World Central Kitchen:
WCK is working across America to safely distribute individually packaged, fresh meals in communities that need support – for children and families to pick up and take home, as well as delivery to seniors who cannot venture outside. WCK is now active in dozens of cities providing over 250,000 fresh meals every day.
Please visit https://wck.org to learn more.
FGDA Discord group:
Facebook Group Florida Game Developers
to connect with our members, get daily Game Dev news updates