Summer Game Fest: Day of the Devs Live Recap

Day 1 of Summer Game Fest continues with Day of the Devs! For our previous recap of all the big trailers and announcements, click here.

Time Flies

  • A game about being a fly.
  • You only live for a little over a minute.
  • You have a “Bucket List” to complete before time runs out.
  • Developed by Michael Frei.

Planet of Lana

  • Platformer where you control a boy and his alien companion.
  • Beautiful hand-painted art-style.
  • Developed by Wishfully.

Choo-Choo Charles

  • Open-world horror game where you fight an evil spider-train names Charles.
  • You control your own train that you use to fight Charles.
  • There’s also on-foot sections where you fight cultists.
  • Developed by Two Star.

Escape Academy

  • Escape room adventure.
  • Devs describe it as “Harry Potter for escape rooms”.
  • Comes out on July 14th.
  • Comes to Game Pass day one.
  • Developed by Coin Crew Games.

A Little to the Left

  • Puzzle game about moving things around.
  • You solve puzzles by arranging items in a particular order.
  • Developed by Max Inferno.

Bear & Breakfast

  • Game about a bear living in the woods with his mom and two best friends.
  • The game is a management sim.
  • There’s definitely a creepy sub-plot happening in the woods.
  • Game launches later this summer.
  • Developed by Gummy Cat.

Animal Well

  • Pixel art Metroidvania.
  • Game seems to be more puzzle- and platformer-focused, with little combat.
  • Developed by Shared Memory.


  • Chill game where you play as a naiad swimming around various bodies of water.
  • Will be available on PC and consoles by the end of the year.
  • Developed by Hiwarp.

Roots of Pacha

  • Village builder and resource management game.
  • Game takes place in the Stone Age as you discover various industrial and agricultural advancements.
  • Demo available today on Steam.
  • Developed by Soda Den.


  • Roguelike, turn-based tactics, sports game.
  • Players switch between the real world and a dream-like world.
  • Combat is done using a ball game.
  • Created by the same studio behind Monument Valley.
  • Developed by Ustwo Games.


  • Game where you move around in shadow as a creature called a Schim.
  • You are separated from your human and must find your way to your owner.
  • During the game, you’ll be helping other Schims.
  • Developed by Ewoud van der Werf.


  • Point-and-click puzzle game.
  • The game is about creating a creature to quell your loneliness by collecting various objects from the city.
  • Developed by Madison Karrh.

How to say goodbye

  • Narrative puzzle game.
  • You help a group of ghosts overcome obstacles by reorganizing the level.
  • Developed by Florian Veltman, Baptiste Portefaix, Arte France.

Little Neno and the Guardians of Slumberland

  • Puzzle platformer, hand-drawn art-style.
  • Kickstarter live now: Link
  • Developed by Die Soft

Devolver Digital’s Marketing Countdown To Marketing (mouthful!) starts in an hour. We’ll be here doing a recap as the onslaught of game news returns!

Update: It started! Click here for the recap.