All Game Announced at Day of the Devs

All game announcements made on 2023 Day of the Devs.

More game announcements??? So many games to look forward to as I try to ignore my growing backlog.



Militsioner is a first-person surreal immersive runaway simulator. The Giant-Policeman keeps order in town. You haven’t broken the law, have you? Of course, someone must have been telling lies, but this morning you were arrested.

This one is hard to look over not because it’s the first game showcased, but like it’s about a town that’s watched by a giant police man. Not gonna lie, I just love the side eye he gives you. And oh boy the creepy face overlay that happens sometimes. I’ll certainly keep an eye on this one and be looking forward to more information coming out about the game.

Loose Leaf: A Tea Witch Simulator

Manage a tea room between worlds with the most in-depth tea brewing simulation ever. Experiment with ingredients and tools to find the best recipes for serving your haunted guests. Then read their fortune in the cards to help ease their worries. Will you become a true Tea Master?

You better believe I would definitely play a game where you’re a tea witch. I may not like tea, but I will surely make it for those that do and hey, it’s even better in games as there’s no dishes to clean.

Thank Goodness You’re Here (Steam/PS5/Switch)

Thank Goodness You’re Here! is an absurd comedy slapformer set in the bizarre Northern English town of Barnsworth. As a traveling salesman, take the time to see the sights and meet the locals, who are very eager to give you a series of increasingly odd jobs…

Oh wow,  I’m definitely going to have to play this one. I love the art style and it looks like it’s going to be a fun game.

Kind Words 2

A game about being kind to real people. Send nice letters from your cozy room, go outside and say hi to your neighbors, swap recommendations, dress up for the poetry slam and add your dreams to a sky full of wishes. Join a community of real people with their hearts on their sleeves.

I was not expecting Kind Words to get a sequel. I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since the first game came out and this one has a lot more rooms and an actual road to walk on with scenery to look at.

Flock (Steam/Xbox/Playstation)

Flock is a multiplayer co-op game about the joy of flight and collecting adorable flying creatures with your friends. Soar through beautiful landscapes, seeking out rare and elusive creatures to add to your flock.

It makes sense why this barely got a few seconds mention during the Wholesome Direct since it got a full gameplay showcase here. This definitely won me over more. This has no release yet, but you can play the demo now.

Hermit and Pig

Hermit and Pig is a turn-based, adventure RPG about a reclusive hermit and his truffle-hunting pig. These unlikely heroes must explore, forage, fight, and overcome unfortunate personal shortcomings to solve the mystery of a sinister corporate plot.

Dome King Cabbage

A short visual novel set in the world of a monster-collecting RPG. Grappling with their ability to perceive reality through an RPG lens, Mush navigates their way to a job interview for the enigmatic title of “Dome-King.”

Wow, this one has such an interesting look plus we all need some more monster collecting in our lives. I can’t wait until we get a release date for this one.

Ultros (Steam/Playstation)

ULTROS is a psychedelic metroidvania where you wake up stranded on The Sarcophagus — a cosmic uterus holding an ancient, demonic being. Trapped in the loop of a black hole, you will have to explore The Sarcophagus and meet its inhabitants to understand the part you play…

This will release soon next year on February 13.

Holstin (Steam/Switch/Xbox/Playstation)

A psychological survival horror game set in an eerie, isolated 90’s Polish town consumed by an ominous presence. You’ve come looking for answers, but everyone seems possessed by something foul. Explore the festering town, interrogate locals and fight ungodly manifestations to get to the truth.

I actually just watched a gameplay video of this game and it showed up as a game announcement! You can play the demo now or wait until it releases later on.


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


SAY ANYTHING in this bizarre dungeon adventure where words control everything. Fill in the blanks with text or voice to uncover lost abilities, solve strange quests, and play unexpected mini-games. Use your words to conquer the crypt and unleash a whole new kind of “spell casting!”

Cryptmaster certainly is interesting, both with its art style and that it’s a typing game which we don’t see often. Though, the voiceover done over the gameplay really didn’t help this game. I couldn’t stand the voiceover and was going to write it off as I wouldn’t be able to deal with it for the whole game, but it’s toned down in the game’s actual trailer you can watch on the store page. It does look like that devil skull guy will appear a lot as he seems like the crypt’s master. This will release next year, but you can try out the game now with the demo.

Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story

42 of the weirdest, trippiest, sheepiest games ever created. Enter the mind of Jeff Minter, the legendary creator of Attack of the Mutant Camels, Gridrunner, and Tempest 2000, in this interactive documentary from Digital Eclipse.

Drag Her!

Drag Her! is a fast, fabulous and frenetic 2D fighter that features a roster of real-life drag royalty, including the iconic Alaska 5000, Kim Chi, Laganja Estranja & so many more.

I don’t remember where I saw this game before, but man does it really stick in your mind. I don’t play fighting games, but this does look interesting.

Braid: Anniversary Edition (Steam/Playstation/Xbox)

Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where you can manipulate the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess.

This one isn’t exactly a new game, but the game’s visuals and music has been updated as well as adding some more content. This is set to come out next year on April 30.

Open Roads (Steam/Consoles)

Long-lost family secrets. Hints of a hidden fortune. And miles to go before they sleep. Tess Devine’s relationship with her mom has never been easy, but they’re about to set out together on a journey into the past that they’ll never forget.

This is set to release next year on February 22.

Janet Demornay is a Slumlord (and a Witch)

An escape room, horror-comedy about the anxieties and horrors of what it is to be a renter in a world run by landlords. …and your landlord is a witch.

Well, this one looks interesting, especially since this is a horror escape room type game. This will release sometime next year.

Home Safety Hotline

Hearing noises? Seeing things? Call Home Safety Hotline! Our operators are standing by, waiting to give you the answers you need to protect your home from all manner of pests and household hazards.

I was not expecting this to appear on any game showcases, but I’m glad it did. I actually played the demo a while ago and it really won me over through the course of the demo. This is set to release next year and if you’re not sure about this game, I definitely recommend trying out the demo.


A turbocharged narrative-driven adventure RPG featuring open-world exploration, stunt-infused racing, and explosive vehicular combat! Build up your team and unravel a twisting story as you compete to take down an oppressive mega-corporation and its enigmatic director.

The Mermaid’s Tongue

Magnus Mortuga has been killed. The captain of the world’s strangest submarine, he was found in a locked room with an ancient stone cauldron – unsealed and opened for the first time. How did he die? Was it a curse? Perhaps one of his eccentric crew? Or does the bizarre truth run even deeper…

This is set to release next year and the demo is now available for you to play.

Nirvana Noir (Steam/Xbox)

A noir adventure beyond time and space. The city of cosmic beings is under threat in two parallel realities – one where the Big Bang was never fired, the other exploding in color and sin. It’s up to you to solve the mysteries of the Bigger Bang in this follow up to the award-winning Genesis Noir.

Vampire Survivors: Emergency Meeting DLC

Gather your most trusted Crewmates, prepare to eject the Impostors, and try to survive while mowing down thousands of extra-terrestrial foes in this expansion for Vampire Survivors. Turn classic Among Us tasks into outrageous weapons, upgrading your abilities after every roguelite run to overcome impossible odds with ease. Be alert to subterfuge as you explore the vast weirdness of the Polus Replica and keep your wits about you, as suspicious eyes are always watching.

This will be available to purchase soon, on December 18.

There were also games only shown during the sizzle reel and they were:

  • 1000XResist
    1000xRESIST is a thrilling sci-fi adventure. The year is unknown, and a disease spread by an alien invasion keeps you underground. You are Watcher. You dutifully fulfil your purpose in serving the ALLMOTHER, until the day you discover a shocking secret that changes everything. A demo is available now.
  • Aikode
    In Somnium, a world doomed to an endless cycle of death, Aiko, a Kyao created by “The Order”, comes across a puppet that will lead her to the worst of futures – her own past.
  • Antonblast
    ANTONBLAST is a fast-paced explosive action platformer that’s all about destruction. Play as the enraged Dynamite Anton (or his cranked-out coworker Annie) and use your Mighty F’n Hammer to demolish bizarre worlds, tussle with screen-filling bosses, and steal your Spirits back from Satan! You can play the demo now.
  • Arco
    Three tales forged in bloodshed, laced with magic, and united by revenge.
  • Art is Rifle
    Unleashing the Chaos in Puzzle Shooter Genre! This is available now.
  • Bits & Bops
    Bits & Bops is a collection of original rhythm mini-games. Filled with catchy music, snappy gameplay and gorgeous, hand-drawn animation, Bits & Bops is sure to brighten your day. A demo is available.
  • Combo Devils
    Combo Devils is an evolution of the platform-fighting genre. Stylish combat, and a cooperative roguelite mode offers content for all player skill levels. An experience that balances accessibility with a high execution ceiling for a dedicated core player base to grow around.
  • Crow Country
    The year is 1990. Edward Crow has disappeared. The owner of ‘Crow Country’, he has not been seen since he unexpectedly shut down his park two years ago. The silence is broken when a mysterious young woman named Mara Forest ventures into the heart of the abandoned theme park in order to find him. A demo is available now.
  • Crowsworn
    Explore a dark world inhabited by men and monsters in this action packed platformer. Lay waste to the monsters that stand in your way with a wide array of stylish combat maneuvers, as you attempt to unravel the truth behind the curse of Fearanndal.
  • Death the Guitar
    “Death the Guitar” is a pop and violent 2D Platformer action game. The player is a killer electric guitar whose owner was murdered, and the goal is to take revenge on the humans by manipulating “sound” and “electricity”.
  • Despelote
    A slice-of-life adventure about childhood and the magical grip soccer held over the people of Quito, Ecuador in 2001.
  • Echo of the Waves
    Echo of the Waves is a poetic and atmospheric watercolor-painted exploration game where you play music to interact with nature.
  • Give Me Toilet Paper
    This is an action game in which you prepare toilet paper with a Joy-Con™ in it and roll it around on a board.
  • Go Mecha Ball
    Load up and roll out, in this twin stick shooter with roguelike progression! Blast your way through arcade-style levels, using pinball-style physics mixed with an arsenal of devastating weapons. Defeat waves of enemy bots, battle big bosses, and upgrade your mech between runs. A demo is available now.
  • Horses
    An enigmatic first person horror adventure that blurs the line between reality and the darkest corners of your imagination. Fourteen days, a horse farm, and a few rules to follow.
  • Judero
    A handmade action/adventure game based on the rich folklore of the Scottish Borders.  A demo is available.
  • Last Time I Saw You
    A coming-of-age adventure about first loves, family issues and ancient curses. Follow the story of Ayumi as he searches for the girl who haunts his dreams. Why does the dark forest call to him? What spirits and creatures lay within? How can he break the curse that has befallen his town? A demo is available.
  • Leximan
    Do you like silly hats? Were you that one kid in class who broke reality? Are you eating nutritional slime right now? Embark on a brilliant adventure, using words and incompetence to solve bizarre problems. There are also hat goblins.
  • Mars After Midnight
    Mars After Midnight is an entrant-screening, mess-tidying, session-planning work simulator on Playdate.
  • Nyaaaanvy
    Physics sumo-wrestling game! A heated battle for dignity among mysterious cat-like creatures. Nyanvy who wins the battle can be a true cat!! Could it be…? This is available now in Early Access
  • Oberty
    Oberty is a puzzle game where you XOR-blending shapes. You can play the demo now.
  • Simpler Times
    Simpler Times is an experiential, interactive meditation that rewards patience and attention with poignant moments that can be replayed like a favorite song. You can try out the demo now.
  • Sophia the Traveler
    Join our lovely heroine as she roams Venice, the City of Water. Like a Where’s Wally Visual Novel: Search for objects & characters in stunning and vivid hand-painted cityscapes! A demo is available.
  • Sorry We’re Closed
    Sorry We’re Closed is a nostalgic, single-player survival horror game with rich lore, deep characters and multiple endings. Explore unsettling locations with fixed camera angles. Fight in first person with demonic weapons. Open your Third Eye to see between worlds, uncover secrets and solve puzzles. A demo is available.
  • Sulfur
    SULFUR is a modern old-school action-adventure: Outsmart enemies, find treasure, improve weapons, harness powers. Delve deeper, find answers, make it end.
  • Two Strikes
    Dive into the heart of ancient Japan in Two Strikes, a 2D combat extravaganza with breathtaking hand-drawn animations. As a fearless samurai, warrior monk, or daring outlaw, engage in electrifying duels where every strike can be your last. Out now in Early Access with a demo available.
  • Valley Peaks
    The mountains are calling! Complete routes of varying difficulty to scale summits in this wholesome yet ribbiting first-person climbing sim. Overcome obstacles, unlock upgrades, explore a mountain paradise, and get chummy with Valley Peaks’ froggy inhabitants as you climb to your heart’s content. A Demo is available.
  • Whisker Squadron: Survivor
    A cosmic roguelite on-rails shooter with wild 30-minute runs that will take your feline flight crew to thrilling new heights with each randomized adventure. Your plan is simple: wreak vengeance on the Swarm and try to survive. Out in Early Access now.
  • Xenotilt: Hostile Pinball Action
    LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN!! XENOTILT, the sequel to the cult hit, DEMON’S TILT. Get ready for another PINBALL FANTASY. XENOTILT shreds the envelope with face-melting gameplay & graphics. Out in Early Access now.


♡ ♡ ♡ A witch that goes for anything that peaks her interest no matter the genre. Currently obsessed with the Persona series and trying to make a dent in my backlog. ♡ ♡ ♡

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