AfroDev Presents Blacks In Gaming Awards during GDC

AfroDev is proud to present the 3rd annual BiG Awards during GDC 2019. We will be presenting 10 awards in unique categories to black developers and professionals in the game development industry to highlight the achievements they have made over their careers. 

Schedule of Events:

5:00-6:30PM - Check-in, Pre-Awards Power Networking Session, Museum 2nd and 3rd Galleries open during this time.

*Complimentary beverages and food will be served (1st Floor Only)

6:30PM - 7:30PM - 3rd Annual Blacks In Gaming Awards Show 

7:30PM - 9:00PM - Post Awards Reception (Lobby) 


  1. Lifetime Achievement - Tony Barnes

  2. Champion - J. Patton

  3. Social & Economic Initiative - Damon Packwood

  4. Image Award - Lisette Titre-Montgomery

  5. Excellence in Programming - Ray Batts

  6. Excellence in Artistry - TBA

  7. Media Performance - TBA

  8. Indie Developer - TBA

  9. Spotlight - Ratti Entertainment LLC for Black Salt Coreuption


Is this a ticketed event?

Yes. You must RSVP to receive a ticket. Session attendance will be on a first-come, first serve basis due to a limited capacity of the space.

What speakers/programming will be available?

We have not announced our lineup of honorees but will make that available soon.


We are throwing multiple events at GDC! Please visit us on Thursday, March 21, 2019 for our Diversity Panel at GDC.