The text below was posted on PlayStation.Blog by Greg Rice.
Ten years ago I co-founded Day of the Devs with my good friends Double Fine and iam8bit. The goal was to create a gaming festival that would bring developers to the forefront and highlight the most unique, creative and artistic indie games we can find around the world. This is a celebration of what games can be and the creators behind them.
We have since helped popularize over 500 titles through our free San Francisco support event and our digital store showcases, including highlights from last year such as Death’s Door, Toem and Axiom Verge 2. Today we are back with our latest product. Games for Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition. This is another amazing combination of games of all shapes and sizes. Here are some highlights from coming to PlayStation.
The team flies
This weird game is part of the open world and part of the flight simulator – and you play it like a bug! You will be given a wish list that you can complete before you die. But the life of a fly is short – the list goes on! Go and learn an instrument, get rich, read a book, go on tours, meet, drink, make someone laugh or enter the art world! And if you do not want to achieve your life goals, just hang out, clean your wings and watch TV. Use your time! Because we will all die.
– Michael Frey and Rafael Munoz, Playables
Date of issue: 2023 | Developer: Toys PS4, PS5
Immerse yourself in a soothing, minimalist and colorful adventure. Ride with Naiad on a mysterious river and contact her to discover the little secrets of her fauna and flora. Enjoy a healthy experience with a dreamy and original visual style. Learn to swim like a duck, dive like a fish, run like a frog and meet other lovely friends like butterflies, rabbits, turtles, snakes and crocodiles !. Help them find their way and avoid obstacles. A journey of 16 episodes that will take you to beautiful and strange places like deep forest, dark cave, happy stream, calm lake and many more … until you reach the sea. A very personal and unique game created with love by a solo developer.
– Alvin, HiWarp
Date of issue: October 1, 2022 | Developer: HiWarp | PS4, PS5
It can be hard to talk about a game full of mysteries without spoiling any surprises. Animal Well is, on its surface, a puzzle-platform exploration game, but this description denies the deep secrets that lie within. Some puzzles will be simple. Finding others is a little harder. And others may not even seem like puzzles at first – or they may require a solution from the player community.
– Billy Basso, solo developer, Common Memory
Date of issue: Late 2022 or early 2023 | Publisher: Common memory PS5
happy! You were admitted to Escape Academy, an educational institution dedicated to the art of escape. As a promising new student at the academy, you will train with our spirit faculty to become the ultimate escapist. Start the lesson with one player Or Bring a friend! Escape Academy can be played in full through a two-player co-op game on a local or online split screen. Between classes, don’t forget to browse the Escape Academy campus and meet the colorful actors of the characters, each of whom is an expert in Escape art and some of them with mysteries still to be discovered … often deadly? There is only one way to find out! Play more than a dozen homemade escape rooms created byReal life escape room designers At Coin Crew Games, when the semester starts on July 14 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
– Wyatt Bushnell, co-founder of Coin Crew Games
Date of issue: July 14, 2022 | Publisher: iam8bit | PS4, PS5