Summer Game Fest returns next week with a new developer showcase

Summer Game Fest

Every year, various annual gaming expos are held across the world like the Summer Game Fest, showcasing the gaming titles and gaming-consoles. Most of the events are held around spring and summers, where gamers are presented with the year’s upcoming games. Some of the most prominent gaming expos are E3 and GDC

This year the world turned upside down, due to the ongoing pandemic, shaking the lineups of various events that were supposed to be held across the globe. In spite of this alarming situation, big corporations like Sony and Microsoft unveiled their next-generation consoles online, in a virtual event.

So, this year the annual gaming events, The Game Awards and The Summer Game Fest will be producing several online presentations. 

The second Summer Game Fest is coming next and will be at our footsteps before we even know. The fest will be streamed online and you can catch it live on Monday, July 20 at 8:00 a.m. PST. Here we bring you everything you need to know about the upcoming fest.

What is the Summer Game Fest?

Summer Game Fest

This fest is the digital alternate for yearly recurring expos such as GamescomE3, and many more. As the Covid-19 grips the world and it’s highly concerning, therefore the gaming companies have come together and found a digital space. 

As for now, we have no updates on whether this format will continue in the coming years. Nevertheless, this fest seems to be the safest option for crowded gaming conventions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, entitling for proper social distancing.

What to expect from the upcoming Summer Game Fest Developer Showcase?

The upcoming fest will be curated by Geoff Keighley and the Day of the Devs team. Summer Game Fest will be featuring the first-ever reveals from iam8bit, Panic, MWM Interactive, Team17, and ustwo games. In addition to gaming titles, we’ll also get a glimpse 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)

In addition, the event will also be featuring the first-ever live performance of the Bugsnax theme song by Kero Kero Bonito. It will be followed by Kyoto-based multimedia artist Baiyon, who is also providing the soundtrack for the showcase.

Where can you watch the Summer Game Fest?

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The second Summer Game Fest will stream on several prominent platforms, including Youtube, Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook.

The events executed until now have proven the Summer Game Fest a success thus far in place of E3. With new games and next-gen consoles to look forward to, it has given gamers some exciting first looks. As such, there is plenty of content awaiting previews, as well as potential surprises in store for gamers.

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