Early Friday morning, in what would normally be E3 week, Devolver Digital held their annual showcase which is a highlight show for me this time of year. They always push the boundaries of video game marketing and this year was no different. From their Devolver Direct website: “A clueless team of Devolver Digital execs, scrambling to produce a presentation, accidentally trigger a reality-bending, industry-wide event that threatens the very fabric of video game time and space.” Hosted by a ‘Mecha Suda51’, this year’s Devolver Direct show gave us a look at five fantastic games in between the usual visual mayhem. Two of the games are made are by local Australian developers which is awesome to see. Cult of the Lamb is from Massive Monster based in Victoria, and The Plucky Squire is by Queensland based devs, All Possible Futures.
Cult of the Lamb | Massive Monster | August 11 2022
Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult. Coming to PC, Switch, PlayStation & Xbox on August 11.
Anger Foot | Free Lives | 2023 | PC
Anger Foot is a lightning fast hard bass blast of kicking doors and kicking ass. Crash through the caffeine-fueled fever dream of Shit City, putting the boot to a menacing menagerie of merciless gangsters. Unleash the world’s deadliest feet on a colourful cast of anthropomorphic enemies. Clearing out slums, sewers, and skyscrapers as you grab new weapons, unlock new sneakers, and upgrade your powers in absurd and wonderful ways. Kick and shoot your way to the exit as you leave behind a smouldering trail of shattered doors, broken bones, and crumpled energy drinks.
The Plucky Squire | All Possible Futures | 2023 | PC, Switch, PS5, Xbox S/X
The Plucky Squire follows the magical adventures of Jot and his friends – storybook characters who discover a three-dimensional world outside the pages of their book. When the malevolent Humgrump realises he’s the villain of the book – destined to lose his battle against the forces of good for all eternity – he kicks the heroic Jot out of its pages and changes the story forever. Jump between 2D and 3D worlds in this charming action-adventure – solving puzzles, boxing badgers, flying with a jetpack, and enjoying many more delightful and surprising mini challenges as you become the hero of a living storybook.
Skate Story | Sam Eng | 2023 | PC
You are a demon in the Underworld, made out of glass and pain. The Devil has given you a skateboard with a simple deal: Skate to the Moon and swallow it — and you shall be freed. Ollie, kickflip, and grind your way through the ash and smoke of the Underworld as you take on a seemingly impossible quest. Skate fast to destroy demons and save other tortured souls on your journey from fragile beginner to hardened skater.
Card Shark | Nerial | Out now on PC and Switch
Card Shark is an adventure game full of cunning, intrigue, and delectable deceit. Enter a world where you’ll need to play your opponents better than you play your cards.
So there you have it for another year of Devolver Direct goodness. For more information and to watch the entire Devolver Marketing Countdown to Marketing show, head over to the official site.