Our favourite indie games from the 2023 summer games showcases

As with every June since 1995, the conversation around the games industry has been dominated by the big budget games. Fable, Starfield, Star Wars Outlaws, Assassin’s Creed Mirage — the type of games that already have hundreds, if not thousands, of people behind them, not to mention hefty marketing budgets to ensure they don’t escape anyone’s notice.

Yet in the past few years we’ve seen the rise of several showcases that do a great job of presenting everything happening in the indie space, from Wholesome Direct and Guerrilla Collective to the veteran-run Day of the Devs.

Sadly, these tend to be somewhat drowned out by the noise surrounding the AAA titles, so the GamesIndustry.biz team wanted to do our part to help elevate some of the titles we believe deserve to be on people’s radars. Below are each of our picks, plus a handful of honourable mentions, as we look at the most interesting titles that caught our attention in the past week.

Read more