SUMMER GAME FEST DEVELOPER SHOWCASES TO LIVESTREAM EXCLUSIVE GAME CONTENT ON JUNE 22 AND JULY 20
Akupara Games, Annapurna Interactive, The Behemoth, Finij, Kowloon Nights, Longhand Electric, MWM Interactive, Panic, Sabotage Studio, Skybound Games, Team17, thatgamecompany, Tribute Games, ustwo games Among the First Revealed As Participants
Los Angeles - May 22, 2020 – Summer Game Fest, an all-digital multi-month global gaming festival, today announced the addition of two Developer Showcase events on June 22 and July 20. The Developer Showcase events will spotlight a select group of upcoming indie and AAA video games, curated by the Day of the Devs team and Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards). The Summer Game Fest Developer Showcases will take place on June 22 and July 20, with new content in each livestream, including gameplay, news, and videogame musical performances. Fans can tune in via all major streaming platforms and on summergamefest.com.
“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.
The initial group of participating developers and publishers confirmed for the showcases 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 additional publishers, developers and games featured being announced in the future. The Day of the Devs team is also currently accepting submissions from indie developers for inclusion into the showcase. Developers from all different backgrounds working on interesting and unique games are welcome to apply for consideration. The form to submit can be found here: https://bit.ly/DOTDSGFapply.
A final roster of participating developers and schedule overview for each event will be revealed closer to each Developer Showcase. For more information and to stay up to date on the latest, please visit summergamefest.com or dayofthedevs.com or follow @summergamefest on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
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About Summer Game Fest
Designed from the ground-up as a first-of-its-kind, all-digital consumer celebration, Summer Game Fest is a multi-month global festival that highlights video games, the world’s leading form of entertainment. Summer Game Fest will feature digital news events, playable content, in-game events, and other surprises that fans can experience for free from the comfort of home. Summer Game Fest will run from May – August 2020 and feature updates for fans from the following game publishers and platforms: 2K, Activision Publishing, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bethesda Softworks, Blizzard Entertainment, Bungie, CD Projekt Red, Digital Extremes, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Microsoft, Private Division, Riot Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Steam, SQUARE ENIX, and Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Summer Game Fest programming will be distributed across all major streaming platforms, including publisher owned and operated channels on Facebook, Mixer, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube and more global outlets and media partners. For more information and an updating schedule of events please visit summergamefest.com or follow @summergamefest on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
About Day of the Devs
Day of the Devs is a platform founded in 2013 by Double Fine Productions and iam8bit to celebrate the creativity, diversity and magic of the indie game community. Day of the Devs takes on the form of virtual and physical events, with its flagship event taking place annually in San Francisco, which saw more than 8,000 fans come together in 2019 to play more than 70 creator driven games, hear great music, and eat loads of awesome treats – all completely free, with no costs to either developers or attendees. For more information and updates surrounding Day of the Devs, please visit www.dayofthedevs.com.