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Summer Game Fest returns next week with a new developer showcase

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Summer Game Fest, the online videogame showcase that never ends (it just goes on and on, my friends), will return next week with a new show curated by Geoff Keighley and the Day of the Devs (opens in new tab) team. The event will feature world-first reveals from iam8bit, Panic, MWM Interactive, Team17, and ustwo games, along with looks at ongoing projects and even a couple of musical performances.

The pre-show will begin at 7:30 am PT/10:30 am ET with acoustic renditions of music from the Sayonara Wild Hearts soundtrack, composed by performer Jonathan Eng. At 8 am PT/11 am ET, the full show will kick off with a look at games including:

  • An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs (Strange Scaffold)
  • Dreamscaper (Afterburner Studios/Maple Whispering Limited)
  • Figment: Creed Valley (Bedtime Digital Games)
  • Ghostrunner (One More Level/505 Games)
  • Griefhelm (Johnny Dale Lonack/Thorrnet Publishing)
  • I Am Dead (Hollow Ponds and Richard Hogg/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Mechinus (Huey Games)
  • Tunche (LEAP Games Studios/HypeTrain Digital)
  • Unto The End (2 Ton Studios/Big Sugar) 
  • Voidtrain (Nearga/HypeTrain Digital)

The event will also feature the first-ever live performance of the Bugsnax theme song by Kero Kero Bonito, and will close out with yet another musical performance, this one by Kyoto-based multimedia artist Baiyon, who is also providing the soundtrack for the showcase.

The Summer Games Fest Developer Showcase number two will be streamed on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Details are up at summergamefest.com (opens in new tab).

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.