Recap: Future of Play Direct (June 11, 2022)

A jam-packed half hour!

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Future of Play, June 11 2022

I’m not entirely sure what to expect of the Future of Play Direct, and I like that. It’s being held by Glitch, a creator-led movement bringing bold new forms of play. It seems likely that we’ll see some really innovative things, and hopefully some games that are also just plain bonkers. I’ll be writing about the highlights before providing a complete list of games shown.

Game Highlights

Boyfriend Dungeon: Secret Weapons update

A new dateable weapon is coming to Boyfriend Dungeon! But so is a new threat… I’ve been waiting for this DLC for like a year, I’m so excited. And I know there’s more (paid) DLC on the way after this!

Hill Agency: Purity/Decay

2262. Crime. class conflict. Propaganda. Corrupt utopia. Our detective dedicates her days to others… until one case regarding murdered sisters. It will be released on Aug 31 for PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.

A screenshot from Hill Agency: Purity/Decay

Soundfall

Meet Melody, Bright, Jackson, Kai, and Lydia. Together they are the guardians of harmony. Melody is a lonely musician. Jackson is an irresponsible, charming metal guitarist. Lydia is anti-social, a cello superstar. Bright is a high-energy punk-rocker. And Kai is a perfectionist DJ. Available now… pretty much everywhere.

A screenshot from Soundfall.

Creature Keeper

Let’s meet a few creatures! Fellet, a bat. Amphibole, a frog. Nokobo, a bird (chicken?). Canvulf the world. Bep the bee. Many grand adventures await.

A screenshot from Creature Keeper

Railbound

All aboard! This looks like a track-based puzzle game about organising train cars. It’s kinda cute. It will be released for PC and mobile devices in September.

Spells & Secrets

I wrote about this game during the GC3 showcase earlier today; it looks way better then anything to do with that popular wizarding world, that’s for darn sure! It also features local co-op.

A screenshot from Spells & Secrets.

Mossfield Origins

Build, explore, research. Life Corporation welcomes you. You were sent here with a purpose, but let’s not do that anymore. Build a society. Undo harm. Rekindle friendships.

A full list of games

  • Infinite Guitars
  • Boyfriend Dungeon: Secret Weapons update
  • Hill Agency: Purity/Decay
  • Cook Serve Forever
  • Soundfall
  • Creature Keeper
  • Railbound
  • Lost Twins II
  • Spells & Secrets
  • Pen Pal Princess
  • Psychroma
  • Love Shore Oct 21 Steam Xbox
  • Hardspace Shipbreaker
  • Mossfield Origins
  • The Wandering Village
  • Spiral
  • OU
  • Cartomancy Anthology
  • Lab Rat
  • Midnight Girl coming this year
  • Kitori Academy
  • Spirit Swap
  • Breeze in the Clouds
  • Rocket Rumble
  • Circuit Superstars
  • Onde
  • Dorfromantik
  • The Pale Beyond
  • Skábma-Snowfall
  • Kabaret
  • ValiDate: Struggling Singles in Your Area
  • Loddlenaut
  • Malice & Greed

Watch the showcase

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Lindsay M. is the News Editor at DDnet. She's been writing about games for 20 years, and has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

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