Day Of The Devs SGF Edition Celebrates Indie Gaming

Tim Schafer led the launch of this year’s Day of the Devs event, the long-running indie celebration. Originally an annual in-person event in San Francisco hosted by iam8bit and Double Fine Productions, the indie festival has recently transitioned to a digital event. This year’s celebration marked the 10th anniversary of the event and the teams involved had an impressive range of titles on offer.

To watch the full presentation, skip to time index 1:55:57 of the Summer Game Fest presentation and enjoy Schafer’s stunning rendition of Happy Birthday. You can also check out individual trailers for the included games in the descriptions below.

animal good

animal good is an unusual pixel art adventure from developer Shared Memory about exploring a maze, solving puzzles and finding out what can be found in the dark.

Bear & Breakfast

Bear & Breakfast is all about being a bear and running a bed and breakfast. This is a management simulation game developed by Gummy Cat where you have to help Hank the bear to make his little inn as welcoming and happy as possible. We don’t have to wait long for it; The game was announced for a July 22 release.


Solo developer Madison Karrh is behind the game birth. The point-and-click adventure game is all about living alone in a city and the challenges that come with it. Players explore the different parts of the city to find bones and organs to create a creature to be your companion. This is a game about loneliness and the struggles we go to to overcome that feeling, all wrapped up in a pretty, puzzle-ridden container.

Choo Choo Charles

Two Star Games (a solo development studio) tinkers Choo Choo Charlesan intriguing and creative mix of open world exploration, train upgrade simulation and a genre about battling an evil spider train named Charles.

Desta: The memories in between

The creators of Monument Valley at ustwo games have a new project called Desta: The memories in between, which tries to combine elements of roguelikes, turn-based tactics and sports games and combine them in a way that makes them as accessible as possible. You play as Desta, a young woman who returns home after the death of her father and resolves issues with the rest of her family by playing a ball game that plays out in dream sequences.

Escape Academy

Coin Crew Games is working hard on it Escape Academy, a game in which you are enrolled as a student to become – you guessed it – a great escapist. Think of a narrative wrapper around a game that combines a series of separate escape room experiences into a single project, and you begin to see where you’re going with this.

Fox and Frog Travelers: The Demon of Adashino Island

This Japanese title by Rias, Fox and Frog Travelers: The Demon of Adashino Island is a 3D action/adventure steeped in Japanese culture and mythology. Players explore the mysterious Adashino Island as demons converge in space while controlling a girl named Fox and her friend named Frog.

Goodbye world

Goodbye world was created by Yo Fujii. It’s a narrative adventure game focused on puzzle/platform elements that follows two friends working as game developers trying to create a product that will catch the attention of the masses.

How do you say goodbye

A game about sorrow and progress, How do you say goodbye is a narrative puzzle experience inspired by illustrated books. Players control a spirit who has recently entered the spirit world as they desperately try to escape the space between life and death.

Little Nemo: Guardians of Slumberland

Little Nemo: Guardians of Slumberland debuted during the Day of the Devs event along with a Kickstarter to bring the game to life. The game is an adorable Metroid-inspired exploration game in which you control a child dressed in pajamas as they explore a whimsical world of toys, candy and stuffed animals.

A little to the left

Developer Max Inferno is tinkering A little to the left, a puzzle game about sorting and cleaning the house. It’s all about rearranging common household items and discovering the puzzles that these items represent. Calming, sweet and smart, this project is about observing and paying close attention to the little things around us every day. It also includes a mischievous cat who occasionally shows up to make all your hard work messy.


HiWarp is the studio behind this charming game called naiad, which involves controlling a water nymph as she explores and swims a river. Relaxing and beautiful, this is a game about nature, small but intriguing mysteries and the joy of discovery.

Planet of Lana

Wishfully Studios makes the glorious Planet of Lana Side scrolling game in which you control a young woman trying to save her sister while traveling around the world with an adorable animal companion. The visual style is particularly striking, and much of the gameplay featured involves environmental puzzles.

Roots of Pacha

Soda Den is behind this farming sim called Roots of Pacha, takes place in the Stone Age. This game can be played either solo or in co-op. The twist of the genre is that you discover many of the basic farming tricks that helped humanity move from hunting and gathering to sedentary communities.


in the chimplayers control a dark speck that jumps and maneuvers from shadow to shadow in a starkly minimalistic depiction of real-life scenes, such as cars on the street or inviting city parks. Your goal is to be reconnected to your own shadow, connected to a specific person.

time goes by

time goes by offers a thoughtful reflection through the eyes of a fly, in which you control a fly as it navigates life’s perils and difficulties. On a broader thematic level, the game explores the short time we all have in life and what we do with that time. Day Of The Devs SGF Edition Celebrates Indie Gaming

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