Night of the Indigenous Devs

A Place for Indigenous Devs by Indigenous Devs

Taking a note from notable events like Double Fine and iam8bit’s Day of the Devs we wanted to create something that would showcase Indigenous Devs and their games!

About NotID

Our Goal

What is possible when Indigenous people take curation into their own hands? Night of the Indigenous Devs seeks to create a place that understands why Indigenous digital creatives and video game creators need a space tailored to them and their needs. A space for us, by us.

Night of the Indigenous Devs expands peoples’ understanding of just what makes something “Indigenous” by providing an opportunity for an audience to watch live game play while getting real-time commentary from Indigenous creators.

It’s an interactive evening of play and knowledge sharing!

How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

We don’t need much but anything helps. Maybe that’s funds or maybe that’s some in-kind help. Reach out to us and let us know that you’re interested in becoming a NotID Sponsor

Become a Volunteer

We wouldn’t be able to do anything without our volunteers. Sign up and get to be the backbone of our event. (Plus some cool swag!)

Applications open in August

Support Local Indigenous Devs

Not everything needs to be through us. Reach out and listen. There are probably amazing Indigenous Digital Creatives right in your neighborhood!
Support their work and fund their projects!


What Our Previous Devs Have to Say

“Showing Terra Nova on a huge cinema screen during the Night of the Indigenous Devs was really special. Not only that, providing developer commentary alongside the game’s artist, Ray Caplin, in front of a live audience was also fun and energizing for me as an emerging digital media maker.”

Maize Longboat (Mohawk)

“Before this event, I had only been invited to talk during live gameplay for games I haven’t made, expected to perform as a commentator and provide the ‘Native perspective’ for an audience. Night of the Indigenous Devs flipped the stage, shifting us from being under the settler gaze to being uplifted and seen for our work.”

Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe/ Métis/ Irish)

Proceedings and Publications

After each NotID we put together a Proceedings with highlights, letters from the Devs and essays about the games shown. This is an opportunity to bring home a part of the show!

Previous year’s Proceedings will be available the October after.