The celebration of the digital game is back
The Summer Game Fest, which debuted last year as a digital “celebration” of video games with news, events and playable content, is back this year, starting in June. We don’t know much about what to expect yet, but “the list of participating editors and developers, along with an outline of the event’s schedule, will be revealed in the coming weeks,” according to a press release.
However, one thing is already on the agenda. There will be a Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition, which will “digitally highlight a select group of upcoming independent and AAA games”. Day of the Devs will be curated by Geoff Keighley and the Day of the Devs team, comprised of Double Fine Productions and iam8bit.
The COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat worldwide, forcing major gaming events to operate differently than in previous years. The Entertainment Software Association says it is “transforming” its E3 conference for its comeback this year, reportedly as a digital event. And the Game Developers Conference has moved to three separate online events, with the traditional event focused on business and education taking place during the week of July 19th.