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Day of the Devs: A Whimsical Journey of Indie Game Celebration!

Once upon a time, in the mystical year of 2012, a humble indie games showcase called Day of the Devs made its debut, hosted by the mighty Double Fine ...

David K Jan 29, 2024
Day of the Devs: A Whimsical Journey of Indie Game Celebration!


Once upon a time, in the mystical year of 2012, a humble indie games showcase called Day of the Devs made its debut, hosted by the mighty Double Fine Productions and the enigmatic iam8bit. Little did they know, this humble event would grow into something magnificent, evolving into a fully independent 501c3 non-profit organization. The organizers, driven by a desire to support indie developers, vowed to make their fundraising efforts more transparent and public, as they embarked on an exciting new chapter in 2024.

With the announcement of their official non-profit status, Day of the Devs also unveiled their first-ever fundraising campaign, along with a glimpse into their plans for the year. Brace yourselves, for they have a grand in-person event scheduled for March in the enchanting city of San Francisco. But that's not all, dear readers! They will also be hosting an online Summer Game Fest showcase that promises to be a virtual extravaganza like no other. And just when you thought it couldn't get any better, they have a winter surprise up their sleeves—a special "Game Awards Edition" of Day of the Devs that will unite both the physical realm and the virtual space.

"We've always run things as a non-profit, but now it's official!" the fundraising page joyfully proclaims. Through a partnership with Legacy Global, Day of the Devs has unlocked greater funding opportunities, ensuring their fundraising efforts are transparent and accessible to all. It's a way for them to express their gratitude to sponsors and their passionate audience, showing them just how vital their support truly is. Furthermore, this milestone cements Day of the Devs as an independent force, separate from other video game organizations, and emphasizes their unwavering commitment to being 100% platform agnostic. Cheers to that!

Now, let's talk rewards, shall we? On the Day of the Devs fundraising page, you'll find two delightful tiers waiting to entice you with their offerings. From game keys to physical swag, the options are as enchanting as the worlds within the indie games themselves. And fear not, for you have the freedom to contribute any amount your heart desires, be it a one-time donation or a monthly pledge. Every penny raised will go towards covering the cost of venues, equipment, staffing, video production, and other essential operational expenses. As of now, Day of the Devs has already amassed nearly $28,000, inching closer to their ambitious $500,000 goal. Not too shabby for just the first day of their campaign!

Day of the Devs has always been a haven for indie games, offering them a chance to shine amidst the colossal spectacles dominated by big-name titles. Remember the Summer Game Fest of 2023? It was an awe-inspiring showcase that introduced us to a plethora of captivating indies, granting them a moment in the spotlight they would have otherwise missed. With the support of their generous sponsors and the funds raised through this campaign, Day of the Devs will continue to illuminate the gaming world with their unwavering dedication to showcasing unique and magical video games and the brilliant developers who bring them to life. Best of all, these events will remain completely free, with no costs imposed upon either the developers or the attendees. It's a celebration of creativity and passion, open to all who seek a taste of the extraordinary.

"It's a whole new day for Day of the Devs," exclaimed the jubilant co-founder, Tim Schafer. Oh, how his heart swells with pride to witness this show blossoming into an independent entity, just like the remarkable indie games it has always championed.

Stay tuned, fellow adventurers, for more details on the Summer Game Fest and Game Awards editions of Day of the Devs will be revealed in the coming months. Let the anticipation fill your hearts, as we prepare to embark on a whimsical journey of indie game celebration unlike anything we've ever seen before!