Summer game party returns for its second edition in June. This year’s series of events includes Day of the Devs: Summer Game Fest Edition, which will showcase upcoming indie and AAA games. Summer Game Fest creator Geoff Keighley will be hosting the showcase with Double Fine Productions and iam8bit, who are behind the Day of the Devs platform.
The Summer Game Fest 2021 will be more condensed than last year’s inaugural edition. It could lasts less than a month, but we’ll find more details when the schedule and list of participating publishers and developers is unveiled in the coming weeks.
Keighley started Summer Game Fest at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that in-person gaming events and conventions were going to be phased out in 2020. It ran for several months and included news, demos and other events.
With the pandemic running through 2021, plans for some of the game’s biggest events are still evolving. PAX East, which was tentatively scheduled for June, has been cancelled. E3 is host a digital event it will be completely free for the participants. The Game Developers Conference takes place in july and will be online again only this year.