If you happen to be in the Bay Area Saturday, November 7th and have a thirst for indie games, mark your calendars: Day of the Devs is happening again, and you'll probably be interested.
In case you're unaware of the its history, Day of the Devs has been an ongoing celebration of indie games, operating annually since 2013. This San Francisco gathering acts as a free way for fans to meet developers and go hands-on with their upcoming games; and this year, there'll be a lot of them, so let's get this hefty list out of the way:
ABZÛ, ADR1FT, Badblood, Below, Botolo, Burly Men at Sea, Day of the Tentacle, Death's Gambit, Donut County, Fantastic Contraption, Gang Beasts, Gnog, Hyper Light Drifter, Night in the Woods, Outer Wilds, Overland, Oxenfree, Pit People, Rising Thunder, Scale, Secret Legend, Sound Self, Spy Party, Tacoma, Thumper, Tilt Brush, Wattam, What Remains of Edith Finch, and Witchmarsh.
Quite possibly the biggest title featured at Day of the Devs—at least, in my LucasArts-loving eyes—is the upcoming special edition of Day of the Tentacle, which was rumored to have been in the works before a regime change at the dearly departed LucasArts put an end to all remakes. Translating its expressive 2D animation to a more modern resolution stands as a much harder task than reworking Grim Fandango, so it'll be interesting to see how well Double Fine made it happen. And hopefully, not disappointing.
If you're interested, Day of the Devs will be happening Saturday, November 7th from 4:00pm-11:00pm at The Midway in San Francisco—that's 900 Marin Street. And if you're nowhere near the Bay Area, you can always stream the festivities via Double Fine's Twitch channel. For more info, be sure to check out the official Day of the Devs website.