Summer Game Fest gets Day of the Devs in its events lineup


Day of the Devs will be joining Summer Game Fest this coming June 22 and July 20.

The annual event by Double Fine Studios and iam8bit will combine with Geoff Keighley’s multi-month gaming extravaganza. Day of the Devs is a popular indie games event where fans can meet indie devs and sample their new games.

Due to the pandemic, such a physical event is now impossible. DotD decided to integrate itself with the upcoming Summer Game Fest digital event instead. Each day of the event will have new announcements, gameplay demos, and even musical performances.

Day of the Devs brings more than a dozen indie game devs

In a tweet by Double Fine, they announced that their event is coming to SGF 2020. They also confirmed more than a dozen indie game devs joining the fun.

Some of these indie game devs include Akupara Games, Longhand Electric, MWM Interactive, and Annapurna Interactive. There’s also The Behemoth, Finji, Kowloon Nights, Team17, thatgamecompany, Skybound, Sabotage Studio, and ustwo games.

In a press release, Geoff Keighley called indie game developers as a “vital part of our industry.” He also noted his excitement with their team up with Day of the Devs “filled with gameplay and updates” from indie and AAA publishers.

If there are developers that are interested in showing off their wares, they can also participate by filling a registration form from SGF 2020.

“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.

SGF 2020 now has AAA and indie dev support

Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest is a new event that will start this year. With many video game events like E3 2020 and TGS 2020 canceled, Keighley wanted a digital event lasting the entire summer season.

SGF 2020 will be an industry-wide event, combining AAA game publishers with indies and celebrates games from all sides of the globe. Some of the biggest participants will include Sony, Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, Valve, Electronic Arts, and many more.

Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, Riot games, and Square Enix will also join in for new announcements. Keighley will handle hosting and curatorship, allowing expansive access to the event.

The entire expo is digital so that fans can watch from different streaming and social media platforms. There’s also the Steam Game Fest coming this June 9. With the support of both AAA and indie devs, the Summer Game Fest will likely be a successful annual event.

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