Pokemon Go developer Niantic has launched a new game development fund called the Black Developers Initiative through which the company aims to fund and support the development of games made by Black creators.
“Our intention is to empower Black game/AR developers and provide access, resources, and support so they can build amazing game experiences that inspire people to explore the world together,” reads a line from the announcement.
It brings us great pleasure to announce the Niantic Black Developers Initiative, our commitment to providing access, opportunity, resources, and mentorship to Black game and AR developers. pic.twitter.com/Otmzwuksvl
— Niantic, Inc. (@NianticLabs) February 11, 2021
Teams who are chosen for the fund will receive five months of funding, executive mentorship, and development support to create a playable prototype.
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