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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Being Black in Game Audio
Speaker(s): Jasmine Cooper, Caleb Epps, Wilbert Roget, John Smith, Akash Thakkar
Company Name(s): Perennial Sounds LLC, Brass Lion Entertainment, Roget Music, Games Without Words, Independent
Track / Format: Audio

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Overview: When discussing racial inequality, it's often said that minority groups have to work twice as hard to get half as far. In spite of a public commitment to diversity, Black talent continues to be severely underrepresented in a largely homogeneous game industry and the game audio community is no exception. Join our panel of Black game audio professionals as they discuss their experiences, hardships, and the way their lives have changed in the wake of the unprecedented events of 2020.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Jasmine Cooper

Perennial Sounds LLC

Caleb Epps

Brass Lion Entertainment

Wilbert Roget

Roget Music

John Smith

Games Without Words

Akash Thakkar


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