Summer Game Fest: Every Game Showcased on Day of the Devs

Here is a list of all of the upcoming indie games showcased on the Day of the Devs section of today's Summer Game Fest, including Sea of Stars, Sky: The Children of the Light, Black Book, and an exclusive look at the newest Overlook Trail trailer.

Summer Game Fest: Every Game Showcased on Day of the Devs Cover

Day of the Devs, produced by production companies Iam8bit and Double Fine, showcases upcoming indie games that are changing the gaming industry as we know it. Here are some of the titles showcased on Day of the Devs that are not to be missed!

The Artful Escape

Developer: Beethoven and Dinosaur 
Platform: Xbox One, PC, Linux, Mac
Release date: TBA 2020

“On the eve of his first performance, Francis Vendetti battles with the legacy of a dead folk legend and the cosmic wanderings of his own imagination.” This game, created by real rockstar Johnny Galvatron, is a 2D adventure platformer about a teenage guitar prodigy who sets out on a multidimensional journey to find his stage persona. 

Starbase

Developer: Frozenbyte Games
Platform: PC
Release date: TBA 2020

Starbase is a hybrid voxel/vertex-based space MMO with a fully destructible and infinitely expanding universe, with a focus on building and designing spaceships and stations, exploration, resource gathering, crafting, trading, and combat.” This game is designed to be shaped by its players, who can build, fight, and chat with others to discover the galaxy.

Foregone

Developer: Big Blue Bubble
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: October 5th 2020

Foregone is a fast and fluid 2D action-platformer packed with legendary loot and stunning pixel art. Collect an arsenal of powerful weapons and upgradeable skills, then use them to shoot and slash your way through hand-crafted pixel environments hiding a treasure trove of secrets. Unravel a compelling story of regret and conspiracy as you slice your way through hordes of enemies and carry out your mission to save the city of Calagan from total annihilation.” It is inspired by games like Prince of Persia and Diablo, with an early access available to play now.

Spinch

Developer: Queen Bee Games and Akupara Games
Platform: PC and Mac
Release date: September 3rd 2020

Spinch is a tight and precise platformer with a bubbling psychedelic world full of misshaped and malformed enemies. Assume your true form as Spinch and use quick reflexes to dash, wall jump, and battle eccentric bosses on your quest to rescue your missing litter of offspring.” Mechanics in this game include dashing, dodging, jumping off walls, and shooting your own bee children at enemies.

Ynglet

Developer: Nifflas’ Games and Triple Topping
Platform: PC and Mac
Release date: TBA 2020

“In Ynglet you’ll jump between bubbles that float in the sky like you’re a space dolphin, as you melt into a highly reactive and dynamic soundtrack created by Ynglet’s custom (and needlessly complicated) music software.” 

Skate Story

Developer: Sam Eng
Platform: TBA
Release date: TBA

At Day of the Devs, Sam Eng said: “You play as a glass skater trying to reach the centre of the underworld. The world is filled with beautiful architecture that sprawls out in every direction. There are nine layers underneath New York City, each of them governed by a sentient moon. You’ll meet weird characters and you’ll talk to the moon in the sky.” Eng grew up playing the classic skateboarding games like Tony Hawk and Skate and wanted to make a game with a control scheme realistic to skating in real life.

Black Book

Developer: Morteshka
Platform:
Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date:
TBA 2021

“A fusion of card-based RPGs and Adventure games, Black Book is a haunting tale of a young sorceress, who gave her life to serve the dark forces. Dive into the cold, yet alluring world of Slavic folktales – and uncover the secrets that hide in the darkness.” based on Slavic Myths, this game started as a kickstarter campaign described as “an RPG rooted in slavic mythology”.

Drake Hollow

Developer: Molasses Flood
Platform: Xbox One, PC 
Release date: July 17 2020

“Drakes are the vegetable folk native to these parts, and they need your help. They’re hungry, thirsty, and need a place to sleep. They can literally die of boredom. It’s on you to save them. Build gardens to provide them with food, wells for water, and yoga balls and puppet shows to keep them entertained. Even treadmills and solar panels to generate power for Tesla coils and electric fences, as you will quickly see they need some protecting…” In this game, team up with friends to craft the perfect village.

Panzer Paladin

Developer: Tribute Games
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PC 
Release date: TBA 2020

“The sight of giant swords blazing through the night sky might be hair-raising, but stand your ground! The sinister Ravenous and his legions of brutal demons are poised for battle. Even all the armies of the world can’t stop them, but humanity has one final ace in the hole: cutting-edge power armor called Paladin.

“It’s now up to a strong-willed android named Flame to become a Squire, pilot the Paladin and track down all Weapon Keepers and their diabolical leader. The showdown between mankind’s technological prowess and the powerful forces of the occult has begun!”

Haunted Garage

Developer: Games for Ghosts
Platform: TBA
Release date: TBA

Haunted Garage is a music-production adventure game about making music that allows players to have a comfortable, creative experience. In it, you can explore and discover new instruments to make your own soundtrack to the adventure game. The developer also announced that there are plans to add more game modes where players can create their own full songs.

The Eternal Cylinder

Developer: Ace Team
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC 
Release date: TBA 2020

“In The Eternal Cylinder, players control a herd of adorable creatures called Trebhums and must explore a strange alien world filled with exotic lifeforms, surreal environments, and the constant threat of the Cylinder, a gargantuan rolling structure of ancient origin which crushes everything in its path.” In this game, players are able to explore an unforgettable alien world brimming with a unique mutation system, biomes to explore, different creatures to meet, and more.

Sky: Children of the Light

Developer: ThatGameCompany
Platform: iOs, Android, Switch
Release date: Switch release TBA 2020

“In Sky, we arrive as the Children of the Light, spreading hope through the desolate kingdom to return fallen Stars to their constellations. In the kingdom of Sky, you can soar and explore seven dreamlike realms to uncover the mystery, encounter and socialize with like-minded players from around the world, feel free to express yourself with a delightful selection of character customizations, enjoy a unique musical experience and create harmonies together, and more.” This game is a social indie multiplayer adventure from the developers of Journey, already available on iOs and Android with a Nintendo Switch release coming soon. At Day of the Devs, ThatGameCompany announced a new seasonal event for the game entitled ‘Sanctuary Awaits’.

The Night is Grey

Developer: Whalestork Interactive
Platform: PC and Mac
Release date: TBA 2021

“Graham is alone in a forest filled with strange wolves. While he’s fleeing for his life he finds a lost girl in an abandoned lodge that won’t survive without his help. Try to find their way to safety in this game filled with puzzles, engaging dialogue and innovative storyline. But watch out: not everything is what it seems.

“A cinematic thriller told through the classic perspective of point & click adventure games. The Night is Grey is about modern storytelling fused together with hand-drawn animated characters, fully animated backgrounds and an original studio recorded music score.”

Knuckle Sandwich

Developer: Andrew Brophy
Platform: PC and Mac
Release date: TBA

Knuckle Sandwich is a GBA-style RPG that combines fast-paced minigames with turn-based combat. The story is about a boy who moves out of home and starts looking for work in a new city. After landing a job at a run-down diner, he accidentally gets wrapped up in a missing persons mystery that involves a ludicrous gang and a fanatical cult.”

Sea of Stars

Developer: Sabotage Studio
Platform: PC 
Release date: TBA 2022

Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics. It tells the story of two Children of the Solstice who will combine the powers of the sun and moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of fending off the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as The Fleshmancer.

“Promising the Sabotage touch in every system, Sea of Stars aims to modernize the classic RPG in terms of turn-based combat, storytelling, exploration and interactions with the environment, while still offering a hearty slice of nostalgia and good old, simple fun.”

Overlook Trail

Developer: Longhand Electric
Platform: PC 
Release date: 14 June 2022

Overlook Trail is an upcoming surrealistic dream exploration game for PCs and games consoles. The game is being developed by Longhand Electric, an independent games studio based in Malmö, Sweden.” Not much is yet known about this game but it looks to be a trippy experience for sure.

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