INDIE Live Expo 2022 has come and gone. If you somehow missed it or simply feel like a rewatch, thankfully, vods are available for both days. Alternatively, you could continue reading for my recap of most – if not all – of the important parts. Because… there’s a lot to sift through!
First up, how about a release date for a sequel six years in the making? That’s right, Azure Striker GUNVOLT 3 is almost upon us, and the July 28 launch reveal also brought about a brand new trailer. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait that long for the fourth entry. Anyway, another upcoming entry in a popular series got a brand new trailer too, and I must say, Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER is looking mighty spiffy at this point. No release date yet, aside from “2022”, but the year is almost half over, so perhaps there’ll be more cyberpunk point ‘n click fun sooner rather than later?
There’s much more, too: Midnight Fight Express and OVERLORD: ESCAPE FROM NAZARICK, with a shared “Q3 2022” release date/window, also showed off brand new trailers during the event. Meanwhile, Inscryption, Nour: Play With Your Food, and The 13th Month were all highlighted in the INDIE Pick-Up segment, and… oh! LOST EPIC got a major update alongside a July 28, 2022 release date reveal. Groovy. So much variety.
“We want to thank all the indie developers and publishers who agreed to take part, along with all our sponsors, simulcasters, and viewers from all around the world,” said Ryuta Konyuma, Founder, Ryu’s Office.
Those more interested in multiplayer titles should keep an eye on Pocketpair’s Craftopia for which a new update was announced, and they then followed that up on DAY 2 with a new trailer for Palworld – another multiplayer title; one some of you may remember from INDIE Live Expo 2021.
Ah, how about a surprise launch while we’re at it? PLAYISM released the side-scrolling shooter DRAINUS on Steam during the event, followed by a release date of June 2 for the Early Access title, TOKOYO: The Tower of Perpetuity.
Now, while there’s loads more good stuff well worth getting super wordy about, I’d say… give the two vods below a go instead. More than 400 games were featured after all, and you can’t tell me you aren’t at least a tiny bit curious.