The opening day of this year’s Summer Game Festival ended with Gladiators Live Streaming Day. The indie rollout showcases trailers for over 20 games, including the recently delayed game chơi Axiom Verge 2.
Developer’s Day is an annual independent program organized by Double Fine and iam8bit. This event previously featured impressive songs that have become hit songs like Untitled Goose Game and Hyper Light Drifter.
The program opens with some new information about Axiom Verge 2. Developer Thomas Happ has shared some new details about the Metroid-inspired sequel. The game features more melee-based combat than its predecessor and includes a hack mechanic. Happ says it’s possible to complete the game without fighting a single boss to encourage players to explore.
While the game still doesn’t have an official release date, Happ confirmed that the title will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PS5 along with Nintendo Switch and PC.
As for the newly revealed games, Vokabulantis is a particular performer in the event. Developed by the team behind Felix the Reaper, puzzle platformer being created with full stop motion animation. The game is still in the early stages of development and won’t launch until 2024.
Other highlights include Soup, a cooking game that features over 100 recipes from around the world and Wandering Village, a city building game that takes place on the back of a flying creature. The event also offers a second look at some of the games recently revealed at Microsoft’s [email protected] show, including Moonglow Bay and Door of death. The latter is expected to receive a proper release date during Devolver Digital’s E3 showcase later this week.
The show ends with a new look at Last stop, followed by a montage of upcoming games from publisher Annapurna Interactive. Annapurna has announced that they will be holding their own digital showcase at noon on July 29 PT.
Here’s the full list of indie games featured on the show.
- Axiom Verge 2
- Behind the frame
- Door of death
- KK . demolition robot
- Elec Head
- Garden Story
- Last stop
- Loot . River
- Moonglow Bay
- A musical story
- Abyss of ghosts
- Road 96
- Wandering Village