Since its inception, Black Voices in Gaming’s mission has been dedicated to shining a spotlight on black game developers in the industry. And one such initiative includes hosting a showcase to highlight upcoming indie games made by black developers. If you missed the organization’s latest showcase, check out all of today’s game spotlights here.
breeze in the clouds
Announced at last month’s Humble Games Showcase, Breeze in the Clouds is a new 2D hand-drawn platformer in which you play as Corgis who use their newfound powers to fight pollution. The showcase showcased some new gameplay from Breeze in the Clouds.
The game’s director and producer, SrBilyon Harris, came on stream to discuss what inspired him to create Breeze in the Clouds. Harris wanted to find a cool but small dog for a playable character, so he decided to make the character a corgi, he explained.
Breeze in the Clouds doesn’t have a release date, but you can wishlist the game today. vapor.
hyper light breaker
Hyper Light Breaker is a 3D co-op action-adventure developed by Heart Machine, the studio behind Solar Ash and Hyper Light Drift. Danielle Wallace, her 3D environment artist from Heart Machine, appeared on the stream to talk about her own career and how she contributed to the background city featured in Hyper Light Breaker, saying, “About 85 percent of [her]I cooperated in the creation of
Hyper Light Breaker will be released this fall.
RollerGirl is the musical rollerblading game you’ve been looking for!✨
— RollerGirlGame 🛼 (@RollergirlGame) June 2, 2023
RollerGirl is a story-driven adventure game where you explore a small-town Canadian neighborhood as a girl named Naomi.
RollerGirl 3D artist and game designer Indigo Doyle was in the showcase to give some background on the game’s development, talk a little bit about the main characters and the story, and provide commentary on the gameplay that appeared on the stream. This includes revealing how her previous job as a paperboy influenced her side quests in the game.
In an interview during the showcase, Doyle said the team planned to use tracks that “match the atmosphere of the game” and use music from local Ontario artists.
RollerGirl doesn’t have a release date at the moment, but it does Demo available for download from itch.io. Doyle said the development team hopes to complete RollerGirl’s development “within a year.”
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— Jesse Wright (@JW_Copopular) June 7, 2023
Coreupt is a new fighting game developed by Team Corrupt. We learned earlier that this game is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in addition to PC. Coreupt creator and director Jesse Wright was interviewed during today’s showcase and talked a lot about the development process.
Wright said he plans to announce more information about Coreupt at this year’s EVO. Wright said character reveals and subsequent game modes will be shared over the summer. A release date has not yet been revealed.
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