DAY OF THE DEVS 2022

Here’s Why Each Day of the Devs Indie Title Was Fascinating

With Day of the Devs now largely becoming a streaming event for the world to enjoy, some part of me does miss the old warehouse event spaces. In previous years of Day of the Devs, I would go early in the morning, take a little notebook, and play a bunch…

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ICYMI: Here’s a Rundown of Today’s Day of the Devs 2022 Stream

For many years in a row, Double Fine — now an Xbox Games Studio — held a physical event at a warehouse-like space in San Francisco to showcase the newest and upcoming indie games. The idea was to invite the press and the public to play indie games that might…

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Fox and Frog Travelers: The Demon of Adashino Island

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From Monument Valley 2 Devs, How To Say Goodbye Centers on Processing Grief

A number of games over the last few years have gracefully leaned into themes of death positivity and processing grief, such as Spiritfarer and Before Your Eyes. Sure, the majority of games out there use death as a failure state, but portraying death narratively (and sometimes mechanically) in a thoughtful way can…

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Birth Is About Collecting Bones to Cure Loneliness in a Foreign City

Solo-developed by Madison Karrh, Birth is an upcoming point-and-click game with a strange but intriguing premise: You’ve recently moved to a foreign city and live alone, and to quell your growing pangs of loneliness, you decide to collect bones and organs found around the city to build your own “friend.”…

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Bear and Breakfast Gets Release Date, Cute Animated Trailer

Bear and Breakfast, Gummy Cat’s management sim about a bear running a bed and breakfast in the woods, finally has a release date. You, too, can run a bed and breakfast on your PC or Switch on July 26. This news came from the game’s appearance during this year’s Day…

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Bear and Breakfast Gets Release Date, Cute Animated Trailer

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Escape Academy Has Excellent Psychonauts and Portal Vibes

Day of the Devs is always a fun E3/Hot Game Summer/Not-E3 mainstay for indie game announcements, and today’s show has delivered — at least for me. One of the titles that immediately caught my eye was Escape Academy, an escape room video game modeled after real-world escape room events, designed…

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Choo-Choo Charles is My New Sleep Paralysis Demon

If you asked me what I’m most afraid of in the world before this year’s Day of the Devs presentation, I would’ve probably told you “death” and “all my teeth falling out.” But now, thanks to Choo-Choo Charles, I now have a new fear: a living train that looks like the…

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Choo-Choo Charles is My New Sleep Paralysis Demon

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Time Flies is a Bite-Sized Speedrun About a Fly’s Short Life

My favorite game from last year was Before Your Eyes. While its blink-driven mechanics were interesting, what I loved most is how it delves into the existential themes of what we do with our short time on Earth, and how our story doesn’t always come to an end in the way…

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Time Flies is a Bite-Sized Speedrun About a Fly's Short Life

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