Day of the Devs 2023 The Game Awards Edition Recap

While Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards 2023 celebrates the best and brightest of the gaming landscape, Day of the Devs highlights the hidden gems that are soon to come for 2024.

Days of the Devs selects from a submission of over 100 indie game entries from around the world and goes on to amplify the voices of indie developers as they navigate the already saturated gaming landscape. The previous show featured some standouts such as Viewfinder and Hauntii.

This time around, we’re seeing promising titles including Militsioner and Holstin, along with other high-profile games like the visually stunning Ultros, the remaster of Braid, and the sequel to Genesis Noir, Nirvana Noir.

Without further ado, here are the highlights from the Day of the Devs: The Game Awards 2023 showcase!

Day of the Devs TGA 2023

Day of the Devs: The Game Awards Edition Recap

Militsioner (Steam)

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Militsioner is a first-person surreal immersive runaway simulator from developer and publisher TALLBOYS.

Nirvana Noir (Xbox Series, PC)

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A noir adventure beyond time and space from Feral Cat Den and Fellow Traveler.

Thank Goodness You’re Here (Nintendo Switch, PS5, PC)

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Thank Goodness You’re Here! is a comedy slapformer from Coal Supper, published by Panic.

Flock (Spring 2024 Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5, PC)

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Flock is a multiplayer co-op game where players take on the role of flying shepherds, each tending to their own unique herd of adorable flying creatures from Annapurna Interactive.

Kind Words 2 – Lofi City Pop (Steam)

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A game about being kind to real people from developer and publisher Popcannibal.

Hermit and Pig (Steam)

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Hermit and Pig is a turn-based adventure RPG about a reclusive hermit and his truffle-hunting pig from Heavy Lunch Studio.

Dome-King Cabbage (Steam, Nintendo Switch)

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Psychedelic visuals, immersive beats, and a kaleidoscopic story. Encounter an unprecedented gaming experience from Cobysoft Co. and HYPER REAL.

Ultros (Feb 13, 2024; PS4, PS5, Steam)

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A psychedelic sci-fi single-player journey from Hadoque.

Loose Leaf (PC)

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Manage a tea room between worlds with the most in-depth tea brewing simulation ever from Kitfox Games.

Holstin (PS, Xbox, Switch, PC)

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Holstin is a psychological survival horror set in an eerie, isolated 90’s Polish town by developer and publisher Sonka.

Oddada (2024; PC)

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A no-pressure roguelite music builder. Drop cute houses on all kinds of places and be rewarded with your own little handcrafted music track.

Cryptmaster (Steam 2024)

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Cryptmaster is a dungeon-crawling narrative adventure with a nostalgic visual style about a party of recently awakened dead heroes from Akupara Games.

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story (PC)

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A virtual museum of design documents, playable games, and all-new videos tell the fascinating story of a true independent game designer.

Drag Her! (Steam, Nintendo Switch)

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Drag Her! is a high-drama, effusively camp 2D fighting game that asks “What would a less-gay Mortal Kombat look like?”

Braid: Anniversary Edition (April 30, 2024; PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Netflix)

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Solve puzzles by changing the flow of time in this remaster of the classic, award-winning game Braid.

Open Roads (February 22, 2024; PS4 PS5 Xbox One Xbox Series Switch PC)

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An interactive movie mystery-thriller from Annapurna Interactive and Open Roads Team.

Resistor (Steam)

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A turbocharged narrative-driven adventure RPG featuring open-world exploration, stunt-infused racing, and explosive vehicular combat!

Home Safety Hotline (Steam)

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Home Safety Hotline is a text-based horror game about working in a 90’s call center from Night Signal Entertainment.

Janet Demornay is a Slumlord (and a Witch) (Steam)

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JDM explores the anxieties and horrors of what it is to be a renter in a world run by landlords. …and your landlord is a witch.

The Mermaids Tongue (2024 Consoles and Steam)

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A murder mystery detective adventure game set on a mysterious submarine, balancing occasionally heavy themes with light-hearted humor from SFB Games.

If you missed the livestream, you can watch it below!

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