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Fifth Anniversary Day of the Devs Event Preview

There are many indie games showcases in the world of interactive entertainment. Some are attached to conferences and expos, while others are standalone events. But, there are few celebration of indie game development that are as large (and also free) as the Day of the Devs annual event in San Francisco, now in it’s fifth incarnation.

To get a sense of the milestones the Day of the Devs festival has crossed since the first event in 2013, scope out these numbers: Day of the Devs has showcased 199 indie games, brought in over 18,500 attendees, raised $230,000 in charity through Day of the Devs Humble Bundles, and required 3,700 volunteer hours and 27 sponsors to pull off the event over the years.

In 2017, this indie games festival will take place on November 11th in San Francisco, bringing with it, naturally, indie games aplenty, including a previously unrevealed new titles, live music, food and more.

Now, we’re at the heart of what makes this festival tick. The (very) full list of indie game titles on display, which are listed alphabetically below, linked to their development pages. If knowing which demos haven’t been played in public before is important, then keep an eye out for the bolded titles.

Bonus round: the YouTube trailer for Day of the Devs highlights the games in one snazzy cut.

But wait, there’s more games to explore. Girls Make Games and Gameheads will be at the event to exhibit creations from the younger game dev set and talk about the resources they provide for underrepresented groups in the game development community.

If you cannot attend the event, not to worry. There are still perks for gamers, in the form of a Day of the Devs Bundle, from event sponsor, Humble Bundle. Included are these games: Everything, Full Throttle Remastered, Abzu, Flinthook, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, TumbleSeed, Grim Fandango Remastered and Loot Rascals. Along with the games is a VIP ticket to Day of the Devs. The bundle is available for purchase here for $9.00+ until just before the Day of the Devs event, on Sunday, November 12 at 11:00 AM PST.

For all the information about Day of the Devs, the official festival website can be found for perusal at To sign up to join the festivities, RSVP on the Eventbrite link.


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