Day of the Devs, the foremost indie games showcase, shared their The Game Awards Edition with a fantastic slate of indie games from across the world. Different genres, art styles, and more, the digital showcased the diversity of stories that video games can tell. With some stand out world premieres like Nirvana Noir, the follow-up to the hit Genesis Noir and Loose Leaf from Kitfox Games, Day of the Devs: The Game Awards Edition just gave everyone a long list of titles to add to their Steam wishlists.
Miss out? Check out the games showcased below.
Loose Leaf (WORLD PREMIERE)
Developer: Kitfox Games
Synopsis: Manage a tea room between worlds with the most in-depth tea brewing simulation ever.
Synopsis:Militsioner is a first-person surreal immersive runaway simulator. The Giant-Policeman keeps order in town. You haven’t broken the law, have you? Of course, someone must have been telling lies, but this morning you were arrested.
Developer: Hollow Ponds, Richard Hogg
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Synopsis: Flock is a multiplayer co-op game where players take on the role of flying shepherds, each tending to their own unique herd of adorable flying creatures.
Kind Words 2 (lofi city pop) (WORLD PREMIERE)
Synopsis: A game about being kind to real people by expanding on the first game and allowing the player to explore and bond with the people around them.
Developer: Cobysoft Co.
Publisher: HYPER REAL
Synopsis: A short visual novel set in the world of a monster-collecting RPG. Grappling with their ability to perceive reality through an RPG lens, Mush navigates their way to a job interview for the enigmatic title of “Dome-King.”
Synopsis: ULTROS is a psychedelic metroidvania where you wake up stranded on The Sarcophagus — a cosmic uterus holding an ancient, demonic being. Trapped in the loop of a black hole, you will have to explore The Sarcophagus and meet its inhabitants to understand the part you play…
Wishlist on Steam.
Synopsis:A psychological survival horror game set in an eerie, isolated 90’s Polish town consumed by an ominous presence. You’ve come looking for answers, but everyone seems possessed by something foul. Explore the festering town, interrogate locals and fight ungodly manifestations to get to the truth.
Developer: Sven Ahlgrimm, Mathilde Hoffmann, Publisher: Sven Ahlgrimm
Synopsis: A no-pressure roguelite music builder. Drop cute houses onto all kinds of places and be rewarded with your own little hand-crafted music track.
Developers: Paul Hart, Lee Williams
Publisher: Akupara Games
Synopsis:SAY ANYTHING in this bizarre dungeon adventure where words control everything. Fill in the blanks with text or voice to uncover lost abilities, solve strange quests, and play unexpected mini-games. Use your words to conquer the crypt and unleash a whole new kind of “spell casting!”
Hermit and Pig
Developer: Heavy Lunch Studio
Synopsis:Hermit and Pig is a turn-based, adventure RPG about a reclusive hermit and his truffle-hunting pig. These unlikely heroes must explore, forage, fight, and overcome unfortunate personal shortcomings to solve the mystery of a sinister corporate plot.
Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story (WORLD PREMIERE)
Developer and Publisher: Digital Eclipse
Synopsis: A virtual museum of design documents, playable games, and all-new videos tell the fascinating story of a true independent game designer. 42 of the weirdest, trippiest, sheepiest games ever created. Enter the mind of Jeff Minter, the legendary creator of Attack of the Mutant Camels, Gridrunner, and Tempest 2000, in this interactive documentary.
Developer: Fighting Chance Games
Synopsis: Drag Her! is a fast, fabulous, and frenetic 2D fighter that features a roster of real-life drag royalty, including the iconic Alaska 5000, Kim Chi, Laganja Estranja & so many more.
Braid Anniversary Edition
Developer: Jonathan Blow
Synopsis: Solve puzzles by changing the flow of time in this remaster of the classic, award-winning game Braid.
Developer: Open Roads Team, Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Synopsis: Long-lost family secrets. Hints of a hidden fortune. And miles to go before they sleep. Tess Devine’s relationship with her mom has never been easy, but they’re about to set out together on a journey into the past that they’ll never forget.
Janet DeMornay Is A Slumlord (and a witch)
Developer: Fuzzy Ghost
Synopsis: JDM explores the anxieties and horrors of what it is to be a renter in a world run by landlords. …and your landlord is a witch. An escape room, horror-comedy about the anxieties and horrors of what it is to be a renter in a world run by landlords. …and your landlord is a witch.
Home Safety Hotline
Developer: Night Signal Entertainment
Synopsis: Hearing noises? Seeing things? Call Home Safety Hotline! Our operators are standing by, waiting to give you the answers you need to protect your home from all manner of pests and household hazards.
Developer: Long Way Home
Synopsis: A turbocharged narrative-driven adventure RPG featuring open-world exploration, stunt-infused racing, and explosive vehicular combat! Build up your team and unravel a twisting story as you compete to take down an oppressive mega-corporation and its enigmatic director.
Thank Goodness You’re Here
Developer: Coal Supper
Synopsis: Thank Goodness You’re Here! is an absurd comedy slapformer set in the bizarre Northern English town of Barnsworth. As a traveling salesman, take the time to see the sights and meet the locals, who are very eager to give you a series of increasingly odd jobs…
The Mermaid’s Tongue (WORLD PREMIERE)
Developer: SFB Games
Synopsis: A murder mystery detective adventure game set on a mysterious submarine, balancing occasionally heavy themes with light-hearted humor.
Nirvana Noir (WORLD PREMIERE)
Developer: Feral Cat Den,
Publisher: Fellow Traveller
Synopsis: The follow-up to Genesis Noir, the cosmic watchmaker pursues mysteries across two parallel realities – one where the Big Bang was never fired, the other where it did, leading to an explosion of color and sin.
Wishlist on Steam.
Day of the Devs: The Game Awards Edition 2023 – IN-PERSON CELEBRATION
A time-honored tradition in the San Francisco indie game scene, Day of the Devs travels to Los Angeles for the 2023 In-Person Celebration: The Game Awards Edition, where anyone can come and celebrate video games by going hands-on with a plethora of titles.
Where: City Market Social House, Downtown Los Angeles
Address: 1145 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
When: Friday, December 8 from 2 pm – 8 pm PT