The opening day of this year’s Summer Game Fest concluded with a Day of the Devs stream. The indie showcase shows trailers for over 20 games, including the recently delayed Axiom Nerdshala 2.
god’s day is an annual indie show hosted by Double Fine and iam8bit. The event has previously highlighted indies that became mainstream hits such as untitled goose game and hyper light drifter.
The show opened with some new information Axiom Nerdshala 2. Developer Thomas Happ shared some new details on the Metroid-inspired sequel. The game features more melee-based combat than its predecessor and includes a hacking mechanic. Hap says it’s possible to complete the game without fighting a single boss to encourage player exploration.
While the game still doesn’t have a specific release date, Happ has confirmed that the title will come to PlayStation 4 and PS5 along with Nintendo Switch and PC.
For the newly revealed games, Glossary There was a special showstopper during the event. Developed by the team behind Felix the Reaper, the puzzle platformer is being built with full stop-motion animations. The game is still in development and is not set to launch until 2024.
Other highlights include soup pot, a cooking game that includes over 100 recipes from around the world, and wandering village, a city-building game that takes place on the back of a flying creature. The event took a second look at some of the games recently revealed at Microsoft’s [email protected] show, including moonglow bay and death’s Door. The latter is due to get a proper release date during Devolver Digital’s E3 showcase later this week.
The show ended with a new look The last stop, then a montage of upcoming games from publisher Annapurna Interactive. Annapurna announced that she will be holding her digital showcase on July 29 at noon PT.
Here is the full list of indie games that will be featured during the show.
- Axiom Nerdshala 2
- behind the frame
- death’s Door
- Demolition Robot KK
- election chief
- story of the garden
- The last stop
- loot river
- moonglow bay
- a musical story
- phantom abyss
- road 96
- soup pot
- wandering village