Geoff Keighley’s big Summer Game Fest blowout has begun, kicking off with a live two-hour showcase as notable for its Nicholas Cages as its Final Fantasy 7 Rebirths. But those that stuck around post-Keighley were, as is fast becoming tradition, rewarded with another batch of intriguing indie titles, courtesy of this year’s Day of the Devs stream – and if you missed it, the whole thing can be perused in one convenient, easily digestible round-up below.
Beastieball is a new RPG from Wishes Unlimited, the studio behind the acclaimed Wondersong and Chicory. This time around, the team is turning its attention to what looks something like Pokémon with its combat replaced by a strategic, turn-based take on volleyball. It sees players, in the role of a coach, touring the world and signing up Beasties they encounter to join their team and take on rivals in bouts of Beastieball. Loads of Beasties are promised, and they can all form friendships that’ll create unique combos for use in matches. This one might still be a little way off, though – a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign launches soon.