Guerrilla Collective will postpone its livestream this week. In solidarity with the current Black Lives Matter movement, the indie digital event will do the show at another time.
According to their Twitter, Guerrilla Collective decided to move the show to June 13, 14, and 15. The digital expo has scheduled to show off their games starting June 6.
While the actual showcase itself delayed, a special event from the team slated on June 7. The exhibition will feature the work of black developers from the industry, as well as games with black protagonists.
Collective pushing up their schedule for Black Lives Matter
Guerrilla Colle itself is a combination of many small indie studios, in a pit to have their voices heard. Up to 21 indie publishers signed up for the entire event, making it one of the biggest exhibitions this year.
Some games published or developed by its members include Divinity: Original Sin, Prison Architect, Sniper Elite, and Disco Elysium.
“The Guerrilla Collective came together to create a space where all find a voice to support each other, our industry, and our work,” said their announcement on Twitter. “It is the cumulative effort of incredibly diverse teams unified in the creation of a digital event to bring hope and positive content to the world.”
“We recognize this is a time for action and for voices speaking out for justice and change to be heard. We stand united for change, for justice, and in support of Black Lives Matter.”
Fans who want to watch the indie and AA titles on showcase would need to watch on the Collective’s Twitch account. The actual time is still pending, but will likely follow their original 1 PM EST schedule.
The Collective is not the only one supporting Black Lives Matter
The Guerrilla Collective is not the only event that canceled to accommodate the Black Lives Matter movement. To further education against racism and racial inequality, much of the video game industry moved its timelines.
Meanwhile, Summer of Gaming canceled and moved their event from June 5 to June 8. The PC Gaming Show and the Future Games Show also postponed to another time. Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City Wire stream moved from June 11 to June 25.
— Guerrilla Collective (@GuerrillaCollec) June 5, 2020
Many studios adjusted their schedules or are giving donations to charities to help the movement. Call of Duty is pushing back its new seasons to help players focus on the movement instead.
Also, Humble Bundle, Square Enix, Itch.io, Ubisoft, and other game companies are raising funds for various black charities. Guerrilla Collective will add more details to their new schedule soon.
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