Game Developers Conference, when compared to other gaming events like E3 or Gamescom is a relatively less known event among mainstream gamers. But for people like us, who enjoy discussing and knowing about game design, it is an event that is on our radar all of the time because it gives us light in the new kinds of ways developers are thinking. Of course, there are some some laughable comments in these events *Remembering Phil Fish*, but hey, people like Ken Levine and John Carmack do hit us with some genuinely interesting talks.
Day of the Devs is a fun GDC-sponsored showcase, which is returning for the sixth consecutive year, brings players and developers together for a celebration of some of the year’s biggest indie hits. Here are the games that’ll be taking part in the showcase:
- A Way Out from Hazelight Studios
- Dead Static Drive from Team Fanclub
- Dreams from Media Molecule
- Exo One from Exbleative
- Harold Halibut from Slow Bros.
- Kids from Playables (First time it’s been playable to the public)
- Knights and Bikes from Foam Sword
- Mosaic from Krilbite Studio (First time it’s been playable to the public)
- Minit from Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio, and Dominik Johann
- Noita from Nolla Games (First time it’s been playable to the public)
- Untitled Goose Game from House House
Most people will know about A Way Out as a result of marketing by EA and the creator making a scene at The Game Awards flipping off the Oscars. A niche audience will also know Dreams, the upcoming PS4 exclusive. Apart from that, the rest of the games are relatively unknown with me only know Exo One. Personally I am excited for Yoko Taro and Takahis Taura to come on stage and discuss Nier: Automata’s game design.