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Day of the Devs Overview 2023

Day of the Devs Overview 2023

The second event of today — the 8th of June — is the Day of the Devs! In it, we got to see around 15 titles, some of which were brand-new and others which have been for a while! Check out everything there was below!


  • Developer: Wishes Ultd.
  • Publisher: Klei Publishing
  • Genres: Sports, Exploration
  • Release Date: 2024
  • Platforms: PC

Beastieball takes a new approach to the creature collector genre, as instead of battling others and their beasts, you'll be playing volleyball! This charming and unique new title will have you coaching a team of beasties, exploring a colourful 2D world, and unravelling the narrative, which is deeper than it seems!

Hyper Light Breaker

  • Developer: Heart Machine
  • Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
  • Genres: Action, Adventure
  • Release Date: Coming soon
  • Platforms: PC

Hyper Light Breaker is an action-adventure RPG where you'll step into the Overgworth — a land that lies forgotten by the world of Hyper Light. Whether you explore it alone or with friends is up to you, but regardless, you'll fight monsters, unlock geat, and ride on your hoverboard!

Simpler Times

  • Developer: stoneskip.
  • Publisher: iam8bit
  • Genres: Casual, Relaxing
  • Release Date: Coming soon
  • Platforms: PC

Simpler Times is a relaxing and wholesome title where you'll step into the shoes of Taina — a woman who is about to take some big steps and leave her childhood home behind, so she revisits her memories to ready herself. Explore her memories at your pace while lo-fi beats stream past, and help her get ready to move out!


  • Developer: Sad Owl Studios
  • Publisher: Thunderful Publishing
  • Genres: Puzzle Platformer, Puzzle
  • Release Date: 18th of July 2023
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5

Check out the demo on Steam Next Fest on the 19th of June or now on PlayStation 5!

Viewfinder takes an interesting approach to puzzles, as you'll need to change your perspective in order to change reality! By doing so, you'll advance further, unlocking more complex puzzles that will mess with your perception!


  • Developer: Moonloop Games LLC
  • Publisher: Firestoke
  • Genres: Adventure, Exploration
  • Release Date: 2024
  • Platforms: PC and Console

In Hauntii, you'll explore Etenity — a place that exists outside of space, filled with all the souls who eventually wind up there. And whilst no soul can perish here, many can be led astray, becoming corrupted into a hellish new version of themselves. Explore this terrifying world, haunt the environment and anyone in it, and uncover Hauntii's past life.

Cart Life

  • Developer: Richard Hofmeier
  • Publisher: AdHoc Studio
  • Genres: Simulation, Adventure
  • Release Date: 2023
  • Platforms: PC

In this black-and-white pixelated title, you'll explore a retail simulator with a heavy emphasis on story. Whilst this isn't its first release — Cart Life had already been on Steam — it's a fantastic opportunity for everyone to try it!


  • Developer: Phantom Coast
  • Publisher: Phantom Coast
  • Genres: Action Roguelike, Roguelite
  • Release Date: To be announced
  • Platforms: PC

In Helskate, you'll play a combination of a skating game and a roguelite title, where you'll have to fight, die, and upgrade your way to victory! Oh, did we mention you get to skate? What else could you want?

Henry Halfhead

  • Developer: Lululu Entertainment
  • Publisher: Lululu Entertainment, popagenda
  • Genres: Sandbox, Comedy
  • Release Date: To be announced
  • Platforms: PC

Henry Halfhead might have a bit of a shocking and odd name, but we promise it's just as cute and unique! In this amusing title, you'll play as a head who has the ability to control any object nearby, allowing you to explore the surroundings by discovering their unique properties! Play as over 150 items, invite a friend to join, and experience all the wacky fun Henry has to offer!


  • Developer: Geometric Interactive
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Genres: Adventure, Puzzle
  • Release Date: Coming soon
  • Platforms: PC

From the lead gameplay designer from LIMBO and INSIDE comes COCOON — a 2D puzzle adventure platformer that will have you solving intricate puzzles as you jump from world to world... within worlds!


  • Developer: Impossible
  • Publisher: Impossible
  • Genres: Exploration, Relaxing
  • Release Date: Early 2024
  • Platforms: PC

Été masterfully mixes a relaxing painting game with story elements and creativity! Freely explore Montreal and its neighbourhoods, collect all sorts of stamps, and fulfil commissions as you unravel the story!


  • Developer:  Land & Sea
  • Publisher: Land & Sea
  • Genres: Adventure, Action-Adventure
  • Release Date: To be announced
  • Platforms: PC

In Summerhill, you'll explore a gorgeous landscape as you play as a young shepherd and their dog, journeying across breathtaking ancient landscapes to reunite the scattered flock and reveal the mysteries of a long-forgotten past!


  • Developer: Studio Sai
  • Publisher: Studio Sai
  • Genres: Hack and Slash, Dating Sim
  • Release Date: September 2023
  • Platforms: PC

Eternights mixes action with dating sim and... the apocalypse! Just because the world has ended doesn't mean people's lives have to stop. Find love, race the clock, fight back the infected, and enjoy the gorgeously animated cutscenes!

Retro Gadgets

  • Developer: Licorice ehf, Studio Evil
  • Publisher: Licorice ehf
  • Genres: Simulation, Sandbox
  • Release Date: 30th of November 2022
  • Platforms: PC

If you like tinkering with gadgets, making your own, or even just customising already existing ones, look no further than Retro Gadgets — a charming and relaxing title about tinkering with parts, coding, customising, and inventing!

Mars First Logistics

  • Developer: Shape Shop
  • Publisher: Shape Shop Outersloth
  • Genres: Co-op, Mars
  • Release Date: 22nd of June 2023
  • Platforms: PC

Mars First Logistics is an adorable and relaxing title, where your only job is to use all sorts of rovers to transport cargo across the surface of Mars. Get paid, unlock new parts for your rovers, and help the Martians build a home! Did we mention you can even invite a friend? 

Saltsea Chronicles

  • Developer: Die Gute Fabrik
  • Publisher: Die Gute Fabrik
  • Genres: Stylized, Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Release Date: Coming soon
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch

In Saltsea Chronicles, you'll experience a story-driven adventure about wonderful communities, deep conspiracies, and tons of turns and twists! Explore the strange land from a world that was flooded, keep your crew safe, and find resilience in hope.

And those are all of the games announced throughout Day of the Devs! Find anything you like? Let us know in the comments below!

Summer Game Fest 2023
Artura Dawn

Artura Dawn

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