Annapurna Interactive Showcase 2022 has taken a somewhat different approach than the video game publisher’s summer show format. Instead of extinguishing fire hoses from trailers, roaring reels, and gameplay videos, Annapurna slowed down a bit, doing all of the above while taking time to brag about the people who make some of the best indie games in the industry.
Here are the highlights of this year’s fair.
The suitors are thirsty
The suitors are thirsty From Outerloop Games, a skateboard-loving South Asian woman named Gala, who, after leaving behind a pack of broken hearts, must now duel the owners of those hearts while trying and failing to meet her parents’ expectations. We get our first in-depth glimpse into the gameplay, highlighting all the ways you’ll fight Gala, cook, and make your way toward self-love. The suitors are thirsty On Game Pass, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch in 2023.
Too late From dried plum Solo developer Joel MacDonald coming soon. This mysterious narrative game is an evocative game He went to the house It has players examining a woman’s life through her memories and how the story of those memories changes when looking at things from a different perspective. Too late It launches August 4th on Nintendo Switch, Steam, and iOS.
Cardboard Computer, the three-person development team based in Chicago, took a moment to talk about how the team came together, the creative process, and how they managed to create the narrative masterpiece. Kentucky Road Zero. The team has also shared that it is working on a new game that aims to be more lively, funnier, and faster than KRZ.
Bounty Star Combines the calmness of farming and base building with mecha fighting a bad donkey. The new title for Dinogod (which has the most bitchin’ logo I’ve seen from a developer in a while), Bounty StarComing soon on Xbox, Game Pass, PlayStation and Steam.
Yarn Owl’s – A two-man team spread across Texas and Georgia – The story begins with Fabian Willis’ father gifting him a copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Shortly before his death. Once Willis finally beats the game when he grows up, he decides that he wants to re-create this experience for others. After slowly teaching himself game development tools, he teamed up with Chris Hoffman, and the two work together to create the first game inspired by A link to the past. It’s great to see normal humans who have little or no formal video game experience. Yarn Owl’s story is inspiring, and it’s great that Annapurna Interactive chose to highlight it.
Mobius Digital, Maker Outer Prairie, has an ad to present. yes, Outer Prairie It’s still coming to Switch, but due to technical difficulties it arrives and includes a self-confessed misunderstanding of the Gregorian calendar, it hasn’t arrived yet. However, the team announced that the game will get a free next-gen update for Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5 on September 15.
Outer Prairie It’s not the only game that’s getting some cross-platform love. the passageOriginally a PlayStation 5 exclusive, it’s coming to Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Architecture puzzle game maquette Coming to Game Pass and Nintendo Switch. Finally, slick but monotonous solar ash It also works across platforms, arriving on Steam on December 6th.
What’s left of Edith Finch
What’s left of Edith Finch It is a narrative experience that sticks with you like a maverick and never leaves. Having played the game back when it was released in 2017, I can confirm that it is one of the best games I have played in the last decade. If you missed WROEFExcellent news, it’s getting a 4K 60FPS port to Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5 now available and free for anyone with Xbox One or PS4 versions. Play it – you owe it to yourself.
The third transformation
Third Shift is a Germany-based two-person developer working on its first game, since forever. It tells the story of Alfred, an aging photographer about that real-life making its way across the United States. No release date or platforms yet, but keep the lens caps.
flock It is a new game from I am dead Richard Hogg in association with Hulu Ponds. It is a multiplayer co-op game that allows players to fly around, navigating through colorful exotic landscapes on very cute bird-like creatures that players must capture and collect as Pokémon. flock It will be available on Xbox, Game Pass, PlayStation and Steam soon.
Colorful exploration game Hohokum, originally available on PlayStations 3, 4, and Vita, is finally coming to PC. described by the edgeAndrew Webster as ‘A Record You Can Play’, Hohokum Available today on Steam.
Keita Takahashi is famous for creativity katmari damasi, He has a new game called Coming Soon uvula. That’s it, that’s the ad. * buzz in catamare damasi*
Soon after the success if foundDreamfeel is working on its next title. The developers at Dreamfeel, based in Ireland, shared an insight into her creative philosophy and showed that making games sometimes doesn’t mean being chained to a computer 24/7, but that they come together and make, experiment and collaborate with art. The developers have shared some information about the new game, which appears to follow Annapurna’s recent trend of “put a cat in it.”
To close the show, UK-based company Great Ape Games showed a teaser from their first game. lost wilderness – A name that comes dangerously close to confronting Michael Crichton’s lawyer – is a survival horror game that puts you against a world run by dinosaurs. Players explore a lush forest inhabited by all kinds of terrible lizards who have nothing but your intelligence and a mysterious voice to guide them. It’s giving vampire But with dinosaurs instead of zombies, and since Capcom won’t release another Dino CrisisThis must be done. lost wilderness It will launch on Steam with consoles to be announced later.