2022 marks another year without E3, and the random series of events and livestreams planned to replace it is nothing short of chaotic. Yes, that means another summer more game shows than any individual could see. This summer’s big show, type Summer game party and that Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase, can get the best and biggest AAA revelations. But they are far from the only events happening this year. If you are interested in smaller, odd games or just a break from the bombast of the big shows, there are plenty of lesser known events worth listening to. Here are some of the sub-radar programs you need to check out in June.
7. Black voices in play
June 8, 13.00 Eastern (look here)
Black Voices in Gaming includes games from Black developers and with Black protagonists, as upcoming management sims Onsen Master.
Black Voices in Gaming is the only showcase that is completely dedicated to Black game creators, now in his third year. Highlights from previous years include exciting games such as Onsen Master, Aerial_Knight’s Never Yieldand An alien airport currently run by dogs. The show is made in collaboration with Guerrilla Collective, which has some showcases of its own in the calendar.
6. Upload the VR Showcase
June 9, 11:00 Eastern (look here)
Upload VR Showcase focuses on (you guessed it) the best upcoming virtual reality games available on various platforms. According to the organizers, this year’s show will have “possibly the most new game revelations” in the event’s history. Like the latest PSVR-centered State of Play Proven that there are lots of great VR games on the way, so expect a good mix of high-profile news and revelations from smaller developers.
5. Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition
June 9, after Summer Game Fest, approx. 16.00 Eastern (look here)
Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition immediately follows this year’s biggest show. While Summer Game Fest itself is largely about games from the industry’s largest publisher, Day of the Devs narrows down to smaller indie projects. Host of Double fine‘s charismatic founder Tim Schafer, Day of the Devs is a must-see program for indie fans.
4. Devolver Digital Marketing Countdown to marketing
June 9, 18.00 Eastern (look here)
If nothing else, Devolver Digital’s events, with a focus on the publisher’s upcoming catalog, are usually the most surprising of the year. Filled with pre-recorded pieces and based on bizarre meta-insights, they are as much comedy shows as they are game revelations. This year, the showcase is arranged by No more heroes developer Suda51 in a giant robot, so do what you want.
The guerrilla collective
June 11, 11:00 Eastern & June 13, 16:00 Eastern (look here)
Guerrilla Collective will host two shows this summer, with events on June 11 and June 13. Both exhibitions feature brand new game revelations and news about previously announced titles. It’s a great place to hear about exciting games that the bigger shows tend to overlook.
2. Healthy games right away
June 11, 12:30 Eastern (look here)
Having grown out of a Twitter community, Whole Games Direct is dedicated to highlighting games with cozy and hopeful themes. It includes casual, easy-going games like Unpacking, Ooblets, and Cat Cafe Manager, but there is room for action as well. It’s probably the best show to set up for games to help you relax or fill your need for something like Animal crossing.
1. Capcom Showcase
June 13, 18.00 Eastern (look here)
Capcom already announced some incredible games this summer. Learn more about them at its publisher’s showcase.
Capcom is a major publisher that will probably appear at this year’s largest event, but it also has its very own showcase. This year, Capcom says it includes updates to previously announced titles. This means that we will probably receive news about the recently announced Resident Evil 4 remake, Resident Evil Villages upcoming VR update, Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreakand more Street Fighter 6. Do not have hopes, but there is a chance that we can also see new games, as it has long been rumored Drakens dogma continuation (please, Capcom).
#subradar #game #shows #week