Humble sets aside $1m to publish games by black developers

Humble sets aside $1m to publish games by black developers

Humble has created a $1m fund to publish games from black games developers.

That firm revealed the news on Twitter (below), saying that the company stood against racism and violence against the black community.

"Humble believes in empowering and uniting communities through gaming and will leverage our platform to help achieve racial equity everywhere," the company wrote.

Humble also suggested its community donates to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or non-profit racial justice organisation Race Forward.

The company is just one of many from the industry that has voiced its support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, though it is the first to actually commit to empowering black people rather than just vague rhetoric about racism being bad.

This comes as protests grip the United States following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The official autopsy said that Floyd died due to underlying health problems, though subsequent autopsies by the Hennepin County medical examiner and a private review by Floyd's family revealed that his death was a homicide.

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.