Day of the Devs is synonymous with showing the gaming world the best indie games on the horizon, and their 10th anniversary digital showcase is no different.
Indie games have been receiving a spotlight of their own for the past few years, with huge releases such as Hades netting critical acclaim, and Cult of the Lamb reaching cult-classic status. There is always something for everyone when it comes to indie games, and Day of the Devs is not only informative, it is a celebration of everything indie gaming.
Without further ado, here is some of what we saw during the 10th anniversary showcase:
Day of the Devs 10th Anniversary Showcase Titles
Mina the Hollower by Yacht Club Games
Another title in development by Yacht Club Games, Mina the Hollower inserts the player into a top-down Game Boy Color style adventure that screams inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Already having succeeded in their Kickstarter, the game will continue development and more news will be given in time.
Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley by Hyper Games, Raw Fury
A musical game shown off at Day of the Devs, this Hyper Games-developed title throws the player into a beautiful watercolour inspired setting that Bob Ross would be thrilled with. It’s up to the player to restore harmony to Moominvalley.
Escape Academy: Escape from Anti-Escape Island by Coin Crew Games, iam8bit
DLC for Coin Crew Games’ Escape Academy was also given the spotlight at Day of the Devs, by showing what’s in store for players looking to escape from more contraptions the academy is known for, but this time players will need to escape an island.
Frog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy County by Worm Club, SUPERHOT PRESENTS
Equal parts frog and detective, this series finale has the player jump into the shoes of the titular frog detective for a swan song of a mystery. This is a family-friendly title for all ages.
Dead Pets Unleashed by Triple Topping
Another Day of the Devs classic Indie title forces the player behind the role of band manager of the Dead Pets band that can’t seem to get their act off the ground. As a 30-year-old band member, life tends to continuously ‘get in the way’ of the grandiose Dead Pets music dream, so it’s up to the p[layer to find a band/life balance.
Terra Nil by Free Lives, Devolver Digital
From the makers of Cult of the Lamb, Devolver Digital is back at it again with another ecosystem builder, but this time with fewer cute barnyard animals. This city builder allows the player to convert a wasteland into a flourishing forest.
Thirsty Suitors by Outerloop Games, Annapurna Interactive
You are Jala, a hopeless romantic that constantly lets your parents down in the search for the titular ‘thirsty suitor’. In a turn-based, adventure crossover, the player must confront the most villainous of exes in order to progress through the latest Indie title from Annapurna Interactive.
Colossal Cave Reimagined by Roberta Williams by Cygnus Entertainment
A reimagining of the classic Colossal Cave, Day of the Devs returns players to the mysterious adventure loaded with encounters of dwarves, bears, giant snakes, and even a dragon.
Surmount by Jasper & Jonas
Another charming little title, loaded with energy, is Surmount, a game with heart. The player is tasked with climbing a tall mountain while meeting a rag tag group of characters on the way.
Gunbrella by Doinksoft, Devolver Digital
Another Devolver Digital indie title, Gunbrella is a unique metroidvania inspired title that utilizes a pixel artwork style to great effect. By using parkour, and other exploration devices, traversing through the noir-punk setting is a fast-paced affair.
Evolutis: Duality by Poke Life Studios, PM Studios
A title that seems to be pulled directly from Cyberpunk: Edgerunners‘ setting, Day of the Devs introduces Evolutis: Duality. The player is shot into an anime-cyber inspired Hong Kong, with emphasis being placed on a strong narrative.
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration by Digital Eclipse
If you’ve ever thought ‘I need a way to play Atari Cart‘ or if you’ve ever wanted to play Atari games from the 2600 to the Jaguar, this is the collection for you. Featuring 100+ Atari originals, this is nostalgia at its finest.
Sunshine Shuffle by Strange Scaffold
Day of the Devs then gave a look at a title that’s part Texas Hold ’em, and part Oceans series film, but with barnyard animals. Set 12 years after a bank heist, you and your co-conspirators meet for a ‘friendly’ game of poker.
WHAT THE BAT? by Triband
If you take VR, and Edward Scissorhands and put them together, what do you get? But, before that, imagine instead of scissors, you have baseball bats for hands. This new title elects to answer that exact question, as well as exist as a serviceable follow-up to What The Golf?
Sea of Stars by Sabotage Studio
Day of the Devs then closed out with a banger of a turn-based RPG set in the same universe as The Messenger, introducing Sea of Stars. Sabotage Studio seeks to tug on the nostalgia heartstrings of turn-based RPG aficionados by using an amazing retro inspired art style.
That wraps up the 10th anniversary Day of the Devs showcase. Fans curious about any of these above-mentioned titles can shoot over to the official DoubleFine website or the iam8bit website for more information.