The final piece of tonight’s Summer Game Fest extravaganza is Devolver Direct: a zany showcase focusing on the games coming from publisher Devolver Digital. We always look forward to their showcases, and while tonight’s took a different format to recent years it was just as entertaining as ever. It’s all about “legendary mascot” Volvy. In case you missed it, however, we’ve rounded up everything announced at Devolver Direct 2023 below. Enjoy!
Sludge Life 2
We got a trailer for Sludge Life 2, a “first person vandalism sim”. It’s out on 27th June, but if you can’t wait until then, there’s a free demo to jump into. It’s coming to PC.
Wizard With a Gun
A co-operative survival sandbox… with wizards. According to VOLV-E, the star of Devolver Direct, that’s exactly what this one is. At a glance, its visuals reminds us a little of Bastion – one of our favourite indie games of all time. Explore a top-down world, kill enemies, gather resources, and build your own safe haven. There’s no release date, but a single-player demo is available now on Steam. The full game will release on PC and consoles.
The Talos Principle 2
We’ve already seen The Talos Principle 2 at PlayStation’s showcase last week, but we’ll gladly take another look. We loved first-person puzzle game The Talos Principle, and this follow up promises to be bigger and better. It’s coming later this year to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Manual Samuel with more realistic graphics: that’s what Baby Steps look like. Each step our protagonist takes needs to be manually controllers as you explore a weird environment… while wearing an adult onesie. It looks ridiculous, and packed with humour. It’s coming to PC and PS5 in 2024.
Human Fall Flat 2
If you loved the squishy and ridiculous co-op gameplay of Human Fall Flat, we’re sure you’ll be excited to learn that there’s a sequel in the works. It promises to be bigger and better than the first, with more levels, more puzzles and, well, more everything. We didn’t get to see any gameplay, and there’s no release date yet.
That’s it in terms of games, but the whole presentation is absolutely worth watching, because once again Devolver knocked it out of the park in terms of dark comedy.