Insomniac Games has joined the growing chorus of games studios condemning the U.S’s recent immigration ban, and in a video message they’ve called for their fans to join them in opposition to Trump’s supposed "muslim ban".
Ted Price, Insomniac’s top dog, says in a the video which is viewable on Youtube that the executive order, dubbed the "muslim ban" because it will ban travellers from seven muslim countries for the next 90 days, will severely harm the developers as a business.
Yesterday, GDC took a stance opposing against the ban, and Google staged a walkout at eight sites around the U.S. Similarly, many indie developers are donating their proceeds to organisations in the U.S that are opposing the ban.
Several developers have confirmed they’ll be skipping GDC in the wake of the ban, including Sony UK indie expert and now indie studio boss Shahid Ahmad and Navid Khonsari, the developer of 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
"We at Insomniac Games stand united in strongly opposing President Trump’s immigration ban," said Price, standing in front of a collection of Insomniac’s staff. "There is no question that these orders will harm us as a company and many of our team members. So we ask: Is this the American way? Is discriminating based on religions faith or national origin American? Absolutely not. This is a deplorable, discriminatory act that we and many others across the nation believe is patently unconstitutional. We have been, we are, and always will be a nation of immigrants. If you agree with us, please do something about it, call or email your congressperson expressing your opposition to this executive order. Furthermore, there are many organisations around the country that are creating opposition campaigns that you can support. So join us by being a force for good, and making your voices heard."