Next week, BIG Digital — the fully online version of Latin America’s largest video games industry event, Brazil’s Independent Games (BIG) Festival — will present an incredible line up of free seminars — both in English and Portuguese — by some of the world’s most exciting voices in the international games industry.
On June 25, Marcos Silva, co-founder and partner of Sue the Real — an independent game development studio focusing on Afro-Bazilian narratives — seeks to challenge the status quo of the video game industry by highlighting Afro-Brazilian studios and telling their stories during the panel “Welcoming Diverse Perspectives to Broaden Gaming Experiences”. In this panel, the team will discuss the dominance of the white male perspective in video game storytelling and design, and the importance of elevating new, lesser-known voices from marginalized communities in an effort to bring about positive change and new experiences to the medium.
Along with Marco’s presentation, many other amazing speakers, panels, and seminars will be part of BIG Digital. You can check the lineup by viewing the program guide found here: https://event.bigfestival.com.
Taking place on June 22 through 24, 2020, BIG Digital carries on the traditions of its massively successful physical counterpart, Brazil’s Independent Games (BIG) Festival, as a fundamental business hub for video game professionals across the globe. This year’s virtual trade show will host free developer seminars, panels, and showcases, networking events, and digital face-to-face business development meetings. Those who register to attend will have the opportunity to get in direct contact with market giants including Epic Games, Devolver Digital, Electronic Arts, Google, Microsoft, Konami, Nintendo, Sony, Supercell, and Ubisoft, with more to be announced closer to the date.
Anyone who wishes to attend the free seminars available during BIG Digital may do so by registering here: https://event.bigfestival.com.