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Here’s everything shown in Day of the Devs’ 10th anniversary indie showcase

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of Double Fine and iam8bit’s Day of the Devs indie showcase, and the organizers are celebrating the milestone with a big in-person event on Saturday, November 5th. Prior to that, though, we got a taste of some of the titles that will be participating. All-New Day of the Devs LivestreamEverything that aired, some new and some not, is detailed below, but if there’s anything you’re curious about, you can check out our livestreams, which include lots of new footage from each game. It’s worth checking out.

Developer Day 10th Anniversary Indie Games Showcase 2022.

Mina the Hollow

Mina the Hollower is the latest retro-inspired project from Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games, a challenging action-adventure RPG inspired by the Game Boy Color. Landing somewhere between Link’s Awakening and Bloodborne, the game is a “body” starring a whip-wielding inventor mouse whose attacks are deliberately slow, meaning that spacing and timing are critical during combat. A chilling new adventure.” Mina also has a signature burrowing technique that prevents her from taking damage when underground, and an upgrade system that requires her to collect bones from defeated enemies to level up various skills. There’s no release date for the Hollower yet, but it’s currently ‘in development’.

Mina the Hollower – Trailer.

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley

We’ve seen plenty of developer Hyper Games’ gorgeous Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley before, but tonight’s Day of the Devs livestream brings another cozy musical adventure. Help players explore the titular valley, meet characters, and solve problems to restore harmony and balance to the world. The hope is that Moomin creator Tove Jansson’s “magical Nordic flair” will shine through, according to Hyper Games. Expect to see him sometime in 2023.

Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley – June 2022 Trailer.

Escape Academy: Escape from Anti-Escape Island

Escape from Anti-Escape Island is the first DLC expansion for the fun puzzle game Escape Academy from developer Coin Crew Games. This time, players are taken to the famous island, a summer vacation paradise, with even more room escape action. Coming November 10th for PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

Escape Academy: Escape From Anti-Escape Island DLC – Launch gameplay.

Frog Detective 3: Cowboy County Corruption

Frog Detective 3 is the final installment in developer Worm Club’s critically acclaimed detective series, this time taking the titular hero to the Wild West where an all-new mystery awaits to be solved. Every hat in Cowboy County has gone missing, and players must question suspects, find clues, and scooter to track down the culprit.Frog Detective 3 is available on Xbox, PC, and Game Pass. Now released.

Frog Detective 3: Corruption in Cowboy County – Release Trailer.

dead pet released

Welcome to Elk developer Triple Topping Games’ latest project, Dead Pets Unleashed, is a “feminist tale and management life game about punk music, friendship and growth.” Players assume the role of Gordy to shape the future of his band of struggling demonpunks. Its story, which touches on some difficult themes, largely unfolds through dialogue with characters divided by mini-games to see the player trying to balance the band’s success with Gordy’s mental health. Watch. No release date yet, but it’s coming to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC. Demo available on Steam just now.

Dead Pets Unleashed – Demo Trailer.

Terra Nil

Terra Nil from developer Free Lives is a “reverse city builder” that allows players to resurrect a barren wasteland, turning it into a thriving ecosystem, removing all traces of involvement and making it habitable again for wildlife. is. First, build windmills to power facilities that can be used to cleanse the soil and prepare the irrigation needed to rejuvenate your plants and grass. But things get more difficult as players turn their attention to creating mangroves, swamps, rainforests, and more. Terra Nil is coming to Steam early next year, with a simultaneous release on mobile via Netflix’s app.

Terra Nil – Gameplay Trailer.

thirsty suitor

Thirsty Suitors by Outerloop Games – Action-Adventure RPG about “Immigration Culture, Relationship Resolution, Family Pressures, Self-Expression” – Players return to their hometown of Timber Lake after destroying family, friends, and relationships Cast as Jara. exe. Fixing Jala’s messy life requires an improbable blend of activities in which players battle exes by shaping the outcome through turn-based combat, skating, cooking, and narrative choices. Thirsty Suitors is coming “soon” to Switch, Playstation, Xbox, PC, and Game Pass.

Thirsty Suitors – Reveal Trailer.

huge cave

Readers of a certain age group may remember Colossal Cave. Colossal Cave was an early ’70s text-based adventure that inspired a generation of developers, including Kings Quest creator Roberta Williams. And now, Roberta Williams, along with her husband Ken, is reimagining Colossal Cave for modern audiences, using her full 3D visuals and VR support. One of her great things about the footage shown is that even though the actual graphics are shown, all of the original text remains. Fully narrated as the player arrives at new locations or explores objects. Colossal Cave will release on Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Epic Games Store, and Meta at an unknown future point.

Giant cave – reimagined by Roberta Williams.

get over

Surmount is a physics-based hill-climbing game from developer duo Jasper & Jonas that casts players as “little climbers on a giant adventure”. You can deploy ropes, plungers, teleporters, and various other tools to navigate Surmount’s blend of procedural and handcrafted levels to reach the summit. There’s an interesting cast of characters to meet along the way, and perhaps secrets to be revealed. said to be adaptive. There is also his two-player co-op climbing with a friend. It will go on sale in 2023.

Surmount – We announce a trailer.


Doinksoft’s ‘noir punk action-adventure’ Gunbrella is a gruff, bearded lumberjack bent on vengeance. It’s a mission that takes players armed with guns that double as umbrellas (in case it wasn’t clear from the title) deep into a dark world of cults, corporate greed, and even the supernatural. Coming to Switch and her PC.

Gunbrella – Official Gameplay Trailer.

Evolutis: Duality

Poke Life Studio’s story-driven action-adventure Evolutis: Duality combines rotoscoping and hand-drawn animation to tell three darkly intertwined stories in an ’80s anime-inspired neo-Hong Kong city, a bit of a visual adventure. It’s a wonder. His one of those stories follows Chelsea Williams, a world-famous wrestler who struggles with loss and loneliness, and his only reliable companion is her pet cat Oliver. Evolutis’ Day of the Devs show gave us a glimpse of side-scrolling stealth infiltration gameplay, and Poke Life explained how the outcome of battles could affect his Chelsea life and even the city. did. It’s set to release on Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC next year.

Evolutis – Teaser Trailer.

slime heroes

Pancake Games’ Slime Heroes is an action RPG where you play as adorable slimes trapped in a world consumed by dark corruption. Mini-dungeon-style ancient ruins with puzzles to solve, plenty of enemies, and corrupted ancient guards like bosses as players explore the map and take in views ranging from snowy tundra to overgrown jungles. encounter someone. To defeat the creature, Slime must use his hero’s various gooey melee weapons, including swords, spears, and hammers. Each has its own unique moves and also requires special skills obtained by consuming his gems. These can be mixed and matched, granting access to fireballs, meteors, whirlwinds, and more. Slime Heroes is coming “soon”.

samurai zero

At the far stubby end of the spectrum is Neo Interactive’s PvP-focused hack-and-slasher Samurai Zero. In this game, players are cast as super-powered samurai in a science-fantasy universe, battling each other for ultimate supremacy. Each samurai has its own attack string and combos, and by spending points earned by eliminating enemies and completing objectives, additional unique talents are acquired between rounds that last until the end of the match. I can do it. Modes include 1-on-1 duals, 3-on-3 eliminations, and objective-based control when Samurai his Zero finally arrives.

Samurai Zero – Trailer.

sunshine shuffle

Strange Scaffold’s Sunshine Shuffle looks just as bizarre as its previous games, An Airport for Aliens currently Run by Dogs and Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator. Loosely inspired by Telltale Games’ Poker Night at the Inventory, Sunshine Shuffle puts players in the shoes of a private investigator investigating a huge bank robbery committed by adorable animals many years ago. Mob money is somehow involved, but to get the whole story, the player has to interview animals in his game of poker. on a boat. Sunshine Shuffle is coming to Steam on his December 6th.

Sunshine Shuffle – Trailer.

what bat?

If it’s irreverent, near-sporting action, What the Bat? -What the Golf? developer Triband – seems to have more than a cover. It requires players to navigate the daily life of protagonist Betty, completing familiar tasks such as making breakfast, brushing her teeth, playing pinball, going to space, and challenging an elephant to a basketball game. A VR event. But the twist is that Betty was born with a baseball bat in her hand, which complicates matters considerably.Triband calls What the Bat? “A game about life where life and baseball are very similar”, coming to MetaQuest 2 and Steam this year.

what bat? – 5 minutes of gameplay.

Sea of ​​stars

And finally, we get another glimpse of developer Sabotage’s highly anticipated turn-based RPG Sea of ​​Stars. Set in the same universe as the studio’s acclaimed The Messenger and inspired by his classic SNES adventures, this production follows the story of two Children of the Solstice as they battle the monstrous creations of an evil alchemist. increase. Although it includes exploration, dungeon crawling with simple puzzles, and even mini-games, Sabotage says the focus is on maintaining the momentum of the story. It’s set to launch on PC and consoles sometime next year.

Sea of ​​Stars – Trailer.

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