Future of Play Direct 2023 – All Announcements, Reveals, and Trailers

Future of Play Direct 2023

The Summer of Gaming is in full swing and we just saw another brilliant livestream filled with brand-new trailers, announcements and reveals. The Future of Play 2023 Direct showcased tons of amazing incoming indie titles and we absolutely love some of the new reveals. If you missed the show, we have listed all of the trailers below for you so check them out.

Yasuke – A Lost Descendant

Delve deeper into the gameplay of that is ‘YASUKE: A Lost Descendant’ with our first Alpha showcasing.

Rebuilt from the ground up using Unreal Engine 5, here’s a sneak peek as to what’s to come from us in the future…

Atomic Picnic

ATOMIC PICNIC is 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

Cavern of Dreams is an N64 and PS1-style 3D-platforming adventure, sparking nostalgic memories of the likes of Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Spyro, and Croc. As a young dragon, Fynn, you explore the Cavern of Dreams in search of his unhatched lost siblings while learning more about a mysterious villain looking to thwart your plans

Rune Fencer

Explore a massive, beautiful fantasy world! Steal enemy abilities and fight them back with their own runic magic and deadly swordplay in this handcrafted Metroidvania — a love letter to Castlevania, Metroid, Zelda and PS1 action-RPGs

Ritual Night

Among Us meets Cult of the Lamb, where social deduction meets rogue-lite with no player elimination and stealth elements involving NPCs. Cooperate through a ritual to summon Cthulhu but watch out for the icky humans who have come to crash the party.


Techtonica is a first-person factory automation game with destructible terrain, voiced narrative, and a black hole gun. We’re building a world meant to be explored and enjoyed in a challenging flow state.

Arctic Awakening

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


Explore the forests and more of REKA, and see gameplay, like building elements and exploration, in this latest trailer for the upcoming game. REKA will be available on PC in 2024.

Love Shores

In narrative game and dating sim Love Shore, two cyborgs must survive 5 days in a cyberpunk city that never sleeps. Play as Sam or Farah as you investigate your own origins in the aftermath of a decaying megacorporation, confront gods doubling as underworld criminal kingpins, save your friends, and find love amidst the chaos of uncertain existence. With 2 player characters, 8 romanceable companion routes, and 24+ endings, Love Shore is a dark, sexy, never-before-seen take on cyberpunk.


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

Playdate Games Update

Check out three new titles in development for Playdate. People are making great new games for Playdate all the time! Games can be purchased via Catalog, Playdate’s curated, on-device store, or from sites like itch.io. And Playdate makes it easy to side-load games made by anyone


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


Wildmender is 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

Bombing!! 2 – A Graffiti Tale

Bombing!! 2: A Graffiti Paradise is an open-world, creative sandbox game by solo developer Devon Wiersma where the world is 100% paintable. Meet friendly characters, unlock new tools and paint your graffiti all over Graffiti Paradise!

In Stars and Time

In Stars and Time tells the story of Siffrin and their adventurer friends—a found family bound together by fate in order to end the tyrannical reign of an evil king. But just as victory is within the party’s grasp, tragedy strikes, the clock resets, and Siffrin discovers they’re stuck in a time loop with no way out

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

Flip tiles to uncover the hidden path to the King. Use logic to avoid his cronies or take them all down in strategic turn-based combat. Let’s! Revolution! will be available on July 19, 2023

Space Chef

Space Chef is a 2D open-world action adventure where you’ll get to explore alien planets, harvest exotic ingredients, and cook cosmic cuisine


Design a cozy village, decorate, and take another look at the colorful world of Gourdlets in this trailer for the upcoming city-building sandbox. Place buildings and scenery, and then watch visiting gourdlets arrive and interact with the world.

Angeline Era

From the creators of the Anodyne series, Angeline Era is a fast-paced, athletic Action RPG set in an esoteric land of Angels and Fae. Fire a long-ranged gun or swiftly jump, and with the revolutionary “Bumpslash System”, bump into enemies to automatically attack without pressing a button!

Airborne Empire

Craft and manage your own unique flying city among the clouds, while defeating sky pirates through smart tactics and key upgrades, and uncover hidden wonders in the expansive open world below. Unite the peoples of the world, and reforge the Airborne Empire

The Wandering Village – Ocean Update

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.

Aloft – Animal Update

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. A new update of the demo is coming with… animals.

Game Reel

Check out cosmic bangers like Sushi Ben, Videoverse, Touchstarved, Slopecrashers and more in this sizzle reel of games from Future Of Play Direct during Summer Game Fest 2023

Full Showcase

If you are interested in checking out the full Future of Play Direct, we have it linked below for you:

What are your favorite trailers, announcements and reveals from today’s Future of Play Direct 2023? Let us know in the comments section below.

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An ardent lover for first-person shooter games, Salik has been part of GamesHedge all through its journey. His love for competitive gaming started with Counter-Strike and Call of Duty, and now can be seen lurking in Valorant and Rainbow Six: Siege.

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