Day of the Devs is back with an impossibly excellent day of games, devs, fun, music, art and food. After searching far and wide for the most spectacular indie titles, today, Double Fine Productions is raising the virtual velvet curtain to unveil the highly anticipated game lineup and activities for Day of the Dev’s fifth anniversary.
Returning with five times the fun, the free festival hosted by Double Fine Productions and iam8bit will feature several games that will be playable for the first time, including Untitled Goose Game, Into the Breach, The Rig and Session among other new and unreleased indie titles, as well as food trucks, art exhibits and live music sets by Baiyon (Pixeljunk Eden, 4am), Ben Prunty (FTL, Into the Breach), Jim Guthrie (Sword & Sworcery, Below), Darren Korb (Bastion, Transistor, Pyre) and Slime Girls (Ooblets). Additionally, Girls Make Games and Gameheads will be at the event to exhibit creations from the next wave of talented young game devs and talk about the resources they provide for underrepresented groups in the game development community. The festival will take place on November 11, 2017 from 1PM to 8PM (starts at 12PM for VIP) at The Midway (900 Marin Street) in San Francisco’s Dogpatch District.
“We have been waiting on pins and needles to share everything we have instore for the fifth anniversary,” said Double Fine President and CEO Tim Schafer. “Now with Day of the Devs less than a month away, I can tell you that it’s going to be the best lineup yet! Last year we had thousands of people lined down the block to experience Day of the Devs, and even as our attendance record has grown, we’ve been able to maintain a really unique experience for devs and gamers alike. Five years ago, Day of the Devs was founded on the principle of showcasing games as works of art, presented by the artists that made them to the people that love them. Now five years in, we’re honored see that this principle has stuck, and we can’t wait to hang out with you all and show you the incredibly awesome games these talented developers have been working on.”
The growing list of featured games at Day of the Devs includes:
Games that will be available to play for the first time are indicated with an * below
Battle Chef Brigade
Dead Static Drive
Do Not Feed the Monkeys
Everything is going to be OK
The Gardens Between
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Good Night Traffic City
Harold Halibut – A Handmade Adventure Game
Into the Breach * – Put civilian lives ahead of your own in a Mech vs Monster minimalist strategy game from the makers of FTL.
Knights and Bikes
Mineko’s Night Market
Ni No Kuni 2
OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes
Original Hill Farming
Regular Human Basketball
Return of the Obra Dinn
The Rig* – An immersive, story-driven space noir developed exclusively for VR.
Session* – A skateboarding cultural sim game where the main purpose is to live the sport in its entirety.
Small Talk* – An interactive game based on a party at the end of the world.
The Swords of Ditto
Tidy Up* – Clean your house as quick as possible with the power of VR!
Untitled Goose Game* – It’s a lovely weekday morning in the village and you are a horrible goose.
Way of the Passive Fist
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Day of the Dev’s sponsor Humble Bundle has also released their coveted Day of the Devs Bundle for 2017, which includes Everything, Full Throttle Remastered, Abzu, Flinthook, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, TumbleSeed, Grim Fandango Remastered and Loot Rascals, as well as a Day of the Devs VIP Ticket. This sweet deal is now available for purchase here for only $9.00 until Sunday, November 12 at 11:00 AM PST.
The full list of Day of the Devs sponsors includes Adult Swim Games, Annapurna Interactive, Astro Gaming, Cucklefish, Devolver Digital, Game Developers Conference, Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Humble Bundle, ID@XBOX, Intel, Logitech, Nvidia, PlayStation and Squatty Potty.
Day of the Devs is a free festival, open to all ages. On-site childcare will be provided for free, and signups are available through the form here. For more information, updates surrounding the game line-up and/or sponsor information, please visit www.dayofthedevs.com. Fans interested in attending this impossibly excellent day of games, fun, music, art, devs and food can RSVP on Eventbrite.