Applications for the first annual Black Game Developers Fund are now open.
This $1 million fund is intended to support game developers that are either completely run by black individuals or have black people making up at least 50% of the owners and operators. The fund is also meant for those who do not have a publishing agreement for a specific game.
“Humble Bundle believes in empowering and uniting communities through gaming and has committed to leverage its platform to help achieve racial equity everywhere,” the bundle-focused game and bookseller says.
The fund will be run by the company’s publishing brand, Humble Games. The $1 million is just a guideline, though — it could give more or less, depending on applications. The amount of money a developer gets will depend on the projected success of the game and how much they may need.
Through the fund, Humble Games can publish games for developers, provide money towards self-publishing, and even provide funding for a startup to pitch. There are no specific requirements for the audience, genre, or platform of a game — just that it’s unreleased.
Humble Games will also work with a panel of advisors from the black game developer community in finding potential talent and providing feedback on submissions. The company will share more specifics about the panel in a later update.
Head here to find more info and to apply.