Future of Play

Everything Shown At Future Of Play 2023

Summer Game Fest kicked off a weeklong event with several livestreams from publishers and developers working together to showcase hundreds of new video games launching on console and PC. We’ve seen a few incredible showcases this week, and today we’re back with Future of Play.

From the top of the hour, we kicked off with one of the coolest-looking titles of the showcase:

Yasuke: A Lost Descendant

Yasuke: A Lost Descendant is a diverse high speed hack ‘n’ slash action anime game, featuring immersive parkour movement that allows the player to enjoyably traverse the environment and defeat enemies with the playstyle of their choice. This story oriented game will partake you through the trials and tribulations of the protagonist “Tanaka Yasuke” and his mission to end the tyranny over N10N-KOKU, which is currently in the hands of the ODA Clan.
This in-depth story will introduce characters from the past to present, ranging from multiple cultural backgrounds and regions across this new original world.

Atomic Picnic

Future of Play revealed Atomic Picnic: a 4-Player co-op shooter roguelite! Get together with up to 4 friends, defeat hordes of monsters, and upgrade your powers to survive in an anime-style wasteland. 

Cavern of Dreams

Embark on a magical quest as Fynn the dragon to rescue your unhatched siblings from the mysterious Cavern of Dreams in this N64-style 3D platformer. Gain new abilities, meet unique characters, solve puzzles, and beware of the mysterious villain.

Rune Fencer Illyia

Traverse a massive, ruined and beautiful world in this intense, atmospheric action platformer. Steal enemy abilities and fight them back with their own runic magic and deadly swordplay, as you attempt to find your lost twin sister in the sunken kingdom of Ithos.

Check it out on Steam.

Ritual Night

Social deduction meets rogue-lite with NO player elimination. Through teamwork and betrayal, attempt a ritual to summon Cthulhu. Watch out! Someone is an icky human who wants to sabotage the ritual. After every round, the game evolves, granting potent magic powers to each side to deduce or deceive.

Check it out on Steam.


Techtonica is a first-person factory automation game set beneath the surface of an alien planet. Work alone or in co-op to build factories, gather resources, research new technologies, mold the destructible terrain, establish a base of operations, and uncover long-forgotten secrets.

Arctic Awakening

Future of Play showcased Arctic Awakening today. A first-person narrative adventure set in the unforgiving Arctic. Your plane crashed in a storm, leaving only your court-mandated therapy bot for company as you journey to find your co-pilot and uncover the mysteries buried beneath the ice.


Start your life as an apprentice witch to the legendary Baba Jaga and venture across a mysterious, natural landscape with your companion, chicken-legged cottage. Develop your magical powers, customise your home, craft potions, help or hinder villagers find your way in the world.

Check it out on Steam.

Love Shore

Play as Sam or Farah as they attempt to navigate the neon thrills of their cyberpunk city Love Shore, solve murders, fight gods and maybe fall in love.

Demon Spore

Blast your way out of tentacle hell as a failed lab experiment gives birth to a rapidly growing viral horror in this intense action rogue-lite inspired by 80s Monster movies. Use the lab to your advantage and improvise an escape plan before this constantly evolving life form spreads out of control.

Check it out on Steam.


Psychroma is a narrative-driven side-scroller where you play as a digital medium. Confront the past by piecing together the broken memories of a cybernetic house, and exorcise the ghosts in the machine.

New Playdate Titles

Check out three new titles in development for Playdate.


Solarpunk is a survival game in a technically advanced world of floating islands. Alone or together with your friends, you can construct buildings, grow food, craft gadgets and hop on your airship to explore distant islands in the sky.


A desert gardening survival game. Start from a tiny spring and cultivate a blooming garden. Explore a vast world amid the sands and uncover its mysteries. Can you defend against the relentless forces of nature and mysterious wraith corruption, to bring life to a dying world?

Check it out on Steam.

Bombing!! 2: A Graffiti Paradise

Welcome To Graffiti Paradise! Explore for hidden secrets, meet interesting friends, unlock painting tools, and fill your world with colour!

Check it out on Steam.

In Stars and Time

Live with the ever-present burden of being trapped in a time loop only you can know about in this turn-based RPG. Create a better future for you and your friends. Find hope where there is none left. Pray to the stars and free yourself from time.

Check it out on Steam.

Hermit and Pig

Hermit and Pig is a turn-based, adventure RPG about a reclusive hermit and his truffle-hunting pig. These unlikely heroes must explore, forage, fight, and overcome unfortunate personal shortcomings to solve the mystery of a sinister corporate plot.

Let’s! Revolution!

Let’s! Revolution! is a colourful roguelite puzzle mashup about stopping a narcissistic King from ruining your world. Flip tiles to uncover the hidden path to the King. Use deductive reasoning to avoid his cronies or take them all down in strategic turn-based combat.

Space Chef

Conquer the final frontier with nothing but your grandma’s recipe book and your trusty spatula! Space Chef is a 2D open-world action adventure where you’ll get to explore alien planets, harvest exotic ingredients, and cook cosmic cuisine.

Word Factori

Word Factori is a word-building game where your only resource is the letter “i”. Build a chain of factories to bend, rotate, reflect, and merge “i” into more complex letters. Discover secret letter recipes, unlock hidden word art, and optimize your factory chains for high scores.


Gourdlets is a city-building sandbox. Place buildings and scenery, and then watch visiting gourdlets arrive and interact with the world. No objectives, no points, just building.

Angeline Era

Angeline Era is a fast-paced 3D Action RPG filled with intense boss fights! Hunt down Sinners in an esoteric land of Angels and Fae, as you slash and shoot through ancient and futuristic dungeons filled with outrageous hazards, charming creatures, and unholy abominations.

Airborne Empire

The Wandering Village

The Wandering Village is a city-building simulation game on the back of a giant, wandering creature. Build your settlement and form a symbiotic relationship with the colossus. Will you survive together in this hostile, yet beautiful post-apocalyptic world, contaminated by poisonous plants?

An Ocean Update is on the way as revealed at Future of Play.


Survive on floating islands caught in an eternal hurricane in this atmospheric sandbox survival indie game. Build your base and sail the winds to discover new islands and fight back fungi corruption while upgrading your gear. Reach the highest altitudes and brave their challenges.

Check it out on Steam.