Top 4 Picks from Day of the Dev
The Day of the Dev showcased 17 Indie Games. This was a bit too much to cover in one bite-sized news story, so in this article, I will list my top picks. Obviously, this list will be biased, so you will also want to check out the action-adventure list and puzzle list to see all the games showcased.
- Goose Game: This game is not new, but what is new is its global release and new packaging. You can now buy a physical copy of the game that is 100% eco friendly. If you have not played this game, I do recommend you try it out. This game was actually one of the reasons that I bought a Switch (it was initially only available on Switch). It is an adorable puzzle-solving game where you play as a goose up to no good. Your misadventures include having a picnic, shoplifting, and terrorizing a young boy.
- I am Dead: This game takes place on the whimsical island of Shelmerston. It is a puzzle adventure game where you play as the curator of the local museum. But, there is a quirk about your character, he is dead. Death gives you unique abilities to see inside of objects, even the memories inside people’s heads! Together with your dead dog, you will meet ghosts, unlock the secrets of the island, and solve puzzles.
- Figment Creed Valley: This is best described as a surreal folk music puzzle game. The game is set in a human mind that’s moral compass has been shattered, which has caused havoc on the world. The goal of the game is to uncover who shattered the compass and restore peace to the world. It is an ethical journey where you need to find a balance between open- and closed-minded perspectives that have the power to shift the perception of the world.
- Mechinus: Developed by Huey Games, in this game you play as an adorable cog in a clockwork world. As you move through the mechanical world the interconnectedness of both the characters and the world comes to life. Your goal is to journey to the heart of the world to save it.
The common theme among these games is that they are all whimsical puzzle solvers. The games are also beautifully animated, but to be fair, all of the games featured in Day of the Dev were visually stunning. So the primary element that has made me want to check the games out are their quirky story lines and whimsical humor. If you liked the game Tiny Big Bang as much as I did, these might be right up your alley.