Summer Game Fest is still rolling out announcements and plans as two new developer showcases have been revealed this week. The two showcase events will take place on June 22nd and July 20th, which will spotlight a select group of upcoming indie and AAA titles. These shows will be curated by the Day of the Devs team and Geoff Keighley, as they present new gameplay, news, and musical performances. Some of the confirmed publishers for the event include Akupara Games, Annapurna Interactive, The Behemoth, Finji, Kowloon Nights, Longhand Electric, MWM Interactive, Panic, Sabotage Studio, Skybound Games, Team17, thatgamecompany, Tribute Games, and ustwo games, with more to be announced down the road. Here's a couple of quotes from some of the people involved in these showcases about what you can expect.
"Independent game developers and publishers are a vital part of our industry and Summer Game Fest," said Geoff Keighley, curator, Summer Game fest. "I am excited to team up with Day of the Devs for these showcase events that will be filled with gameplay and updates from both independent and major publishers."
"Our goal with Day of the Devs has always been to shine a spotlight on creator-driven games, whether it's one that's already getting some buzz or something completely new and surprising that comes through the submission process," said Tim Schafer, founder of Double Fine Productions and co-founder of Day of the Devs.
"Each showcase will be jam-packed, from the extended gameplay previews that have become a Day of the Devs staple to some very special surprise debuts that you'll never see coming. This is the Day of the Devs you've loved for the last eight years, yet crafted specifically for the digital space," said Amanda White and Jon Gibson, co-owners of iam8bit and also co-founders of Day of the Devs.