15 intriguing indies featured in the Day of the Devs 10th anniversary showcase
Something for everyone.
Day of the Devs held its latest livestream on November 3 to celebrate 10 years of showcasing indie games. From new reveals to announcements on anticipated games, the show gave us a lot to be excited about.
Here’s everything revealed at the Day of the Devs 10th Anniversary Showcase
15. Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration
Atari 50 features more than 100 games from Atari’s 50-year history as a game publisher. The collection ranges from rare Atari Jaguar titles to a handful of brand-new titles. It also includes interviews and other behind-the-scenes material from Atari history.
14. Colossal Cave
Colossal Cave is a total reimagining of Colossal Cave Adventure, a massively influential 1975 text adventure. It’s being rebuilt by legendary designer Roberta Williams, creator of King’s Quest.
13. Dead Pets Unleashed
Dead Pets Unleashed follows fictional punk band Dead Pets as they approach 10 years of struggling together. Developer Triple Topping describes it as a feminist slice-of-life narrative charting one band member’s trials onstage and off.
12. Escape Academy: Escape from Anti-Escape Island
In the first DLC for Escape Academy, your summer vacation turns into an escape from an island filled with devious puzzles. Like the excellent original, it should be even better with a friend.
Coin Crew Games
11. Evolutis: Duality
The narrative-driven action game Evolutis: Duality tells the intertwining story of three strangers with in Neo Hong Kong with a striking art style.
Poke Life Studios
10. Frog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy County
Frog Detective 3 is another comedy adventure game from Worm Club. The final Frog Detective episode takes the detective series to the wild west for more extremely silly mysteries.
Gunbrella has turned up at showcases before, offering a look at its incredibly acrobatic movement and challenging combat. The titular Gunbrella (part-gun, part-umbrella) is how you move and fight through the game’s trap-filled levels.
8. Mina the Hollower
From the developer of Shovel Knight, Mina the Hollower is a top-down action game with a Game Boy Color aesthetic. It stars Mina, an adorable mouse hero fighting through a Gothic horror-inspired world.
Yacht Club Games
7. Sea of Stars
Turn-based RPG Sea of Stars is a major change of pace for Sabotage Studios, developer of The Messenger. Its deep, rhythm-based combat already looks as impressive as its gorgeous pixel art.
6. Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley
Based on Tove Jansson’s beloved children’s books, Snufkin is a cozy musical adventure about smashing up well-manicured parks to restore Moominvalley’s natural landscape.
5. Sunshine Shuffle
Continuing developer Strange Scaffold’s tradition of games that defy explanation, Sunshine Shuffle is a “narrative poker game” about anthropomorphic animals on the run from the Mob. You play as a detective getting to know the crew while fleecing them in poker.
Playable solo or in local co-op, Surmount is a physics-based climbing game about climbing the tallest mountain in the world. It’s full of cute, quirky characters, and its procedural levels offer endless climbing courses.
Jasper & Jonas
3. Terra Nil
In “reverse city builder” Terra Nil, you use sci-fi tech to restore life to ruined ecosystems, then pack up everything you built to return the space to nature.
2. Thirsty Suitors
Thirsty Suitors’ wild mix of cooking, skateboarding, and romance is as eye-catching as its flashy art style. Through turn-based battles, skateboard stunts, and meal prep, you’ll explore Jala’s love life and try to impress her parents.
1. What the Bat?
The developer of the outrageous What the Golf? is back with the even more chaotic What the Bat? This VR adventure challenges you to play sports, solve puzzles, and pet dogs using baseball bats for hands.