Day Of The Devs Roundup: Here’s Every Indie Game That Was Announced

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Day Of The Devs, a collaborative showcase hosted by Double Fine Productions and iam8bit† The latest showcase from the event aired today (June 9) and was filled with a host of promising indie gems – to catch up, here’s every game announced at Day Of The Devs.

Planet of Lana

During the past Summer Game Fest, Planet of Lana received its first trailer and now, Desirable has revealed a much more in-depth look at what fans can expect from the upcoming puzzle-adventure game, including more details on how Lana’s adorable companion will help. Planet of Lana launching later this year for Xbox consoles and pc

Time flies

Revealed with a jazzy soundtrack, Time flies is a game in which players control a fly on a quest to check things off its bucket list before it dies. Developer Michael Frei says the game’s theme explores life to the fullest “because we’re all going to die,” meaning players have a limited amount of time to make the most of their fly’s life. Time flies will be launched in 2023 for play stationNintendo Switch and pc.

bear and breakfast

Created by developer Gummy Cat, bear and breakfast is a relaxing management simulator “where you play as a well-meaning bear trying to run a B+B in the forest”. The trailer revealed a clumsy bear trying his best to get his business off the ground and as if that wasn’t convincing enough, Gummy Cat says there’s “definitely no creepy subplot hidden deep in the woods”. bear and breakfast launches this summer for PC and Nintendo Switch.

A little to the left

A little to the left is a fun game that revolves around puzzles that need to be cleaned up and rearranged to solve. From peeling stickers off fruit to sliding books on a shelf, A little to the left finds satisfaction in the little things – although sometimes a mischievous cat will show up to undo your cleanup efforts. Created by the two-man team Max Inferno, A little to the left will be out on Switch and PC.

animal welfare

A beautiful metroidvania, animal welfare let players explore a surreal labyrinth brought to light in a unique pixelated art style. Developer Shared Memory has explained that while animal welfare will be designed as a game that any player can complete, there will be deeper – more challenging layers to be found, including puzzles that “can go unnoticed for years”.


The project of solo developer Madison Karrh, Birth is an adventurous puzzle game that explores the loneliness of moving to a new city. Players can create creatures with bones and organs that can be found all over the city, and can visit places like cafes, libraries, and apartments to learn more about the city’s inhabitants.

Choo-Choo Charles

While Choo-Choo Charles used to be unveiled last yearDeveloper Two Star Games appeared on Day Of The Devs to share more about what fans can expect from the horror game. Choo-Choo CharlesThe final look reveals how players must leave their trains on foot and face off against cultists to upgrade their train and find the means to take out train spider antagonist Charles.

Escape Academy

As the title suggests, Escape Academy is an adventure game that drops players into various creative escape rooms. From outsmarting rogue AI to finding the way out of a mysterious study, Escape Academy will feature many puzzles for players alone or with friends when it launches on July 14.

How to say goodbye

Like Time fliesHow to say goodbye is all about death. However, in How to say goodbye the main character is a ghost who has already passed away and is on a journey to accept that. This includes puzzles that require changing the shape of each level and finding the right tiles to fit together and create a path forward.

Little Nemo and the Guardians of Slumberland

Viewers who watched Day Of The Devs to the end will have seen it Little Nemo and the Guardians of Slumberland† Developer Die Soft, an adorable 2D metroidvania, says the upcoming game is inspired by old-school NES platformers and has a demo coming this year, with a full launch planned for the last quarter of 2023.


Created by solo developer HiWarp, Naiad is a beautiful top to bottom adventure game that follows a water nymph on a quest to save her river from the pollution of mankind. Naiad‘s Day Of The Devs showcase featured some of the game’s incredibly beautiful environments, and the game will be released “by the end of this year” on PC and console.

Roots of Pacha

Inspired by harvest moon and Stardew ValleySoda Den’s Roots of Pacha is a farming simulator set in the stone age. This means that players will have to explore things like irrigation, tools and animal taming to develop their tribe, while forming relationships with other characters and discovering their roots in a mysterious cave. A demo for Roots of Pacha launched today.


Developer Ewoud van der Werf appeared on Day Of The Devs to show ghost, a 3D platformer about a shadow creature separated from the shadow of their human. Coming back, ghost‘s levels are to be discussed by jumping between shadows – turning everyday scenes into enticing puzzles to solve.

Fox and Frog Travelers: The Demon of Adashino Island

This game was brought to Day Of The Devs by Asobu, who is helping developers in Japan bring their games to a western audience. Created by Ria, Fox and Frog Travelers: The Demon of Adashino Island follows Fox as she explores the bright, colorful city of Adashino Island. However, something is wrong – and as the game’s showcase reveals, “savage demons” are prowling the streets.

goodbye world

And last but not least, goodbye world is an intriguing story-based game from young solo developer Yo Fujii. Set to launch on Steam in 2022, goodbye world follows Kanii and Kumad, two indie developers who deal with the highs and lows of making a game.

That’s all that was announced at Day Of The Devs, but there’s plenty more game news to catch up on about the rest of Summer Game Fest 2022 – see our summary here

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