After years of crazy escapades with Nina Struthers and company across multiple showcases which exponentially got crazier and crazier, potentially to the point of no return, Devolver Digital have pivoted and this year decided to bring back a figure from their past to be the focus of this year’s Devolver Direct.
Volvy, the beloved video game mascot from games like Field Run, Volvy Jumping Day and Volvy Vasectomy, is back in this digital showcase. After a short retrospective of the character, for those new to video games, the new rebooted version of Volvy is revealed: Volv-e, an AI robot with the capacity to create “generate brand new, fully playable games based on simple prompts from the player.”
Check out the full showcase to see how this is implemented and not to see how this inevitably goes wrong…
If you don’t have time to watch the whole showcase, here are all the trailers from Devolver Digital 2023:
Wizard with a Gun
Wizard with a Gun is an online cooperative sandbox survival game set in a magical wilderness wrought with dangerous creatures and arcane mysteries. Embark on a journey alone or with friends to collect, craft, and outfit your wizard however you see fit as you explore the unknown. Carefully design weapons, bullets, and furnishings for your tower home but try not to burn it all down as the magic you wield escalates beyond your control…
Wizard with a Gun is coming to Steam, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S in 2023 and a demo is available now on Steam.
The Talos Principle 2
Born into a new world where biological humanity is extinct but human culture lives on in a city of robots, you find yourself swept up in a mind-bending adventure involving a mysterious megastructure hiding enormous powers.
The more you discover, the more you will be confronted with questions about the nature of the cosmos and the purpose of civilization. The broken promise of a better tomorrow, the fear of repeating humankind’s mistakes, faith in reason or renouncing humanity altogether – the choices you make and the sides you take will determine the course of events.
The Talos Principle 2 is coming to PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S in 2023.
Play as Nate, an unemployed failson with nothing going for him, until one day he discovers a power he never knew he had… putting one foot in front of the other.
Explore a world shrouded in mist, one step at a time. Hike the serene mountains by placing each footstep yourself, in original physics-based gameplay from the minds behind Ape Out and Getting Over It. Take in the sights, fall in love with the local fauna, and try to find meaning in a wasted life.
Get ready to fall for Nate, in Baby Steps, a literal walking simulator.
Baby Steps is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC in 2024.
Human Fall Flat 2
Team up and let your creativity run wild in Human Fall Flat 2, the outrageous new sequel to the much-loved capers of everyone’s favourite physics-based human friends.
Human Fall Flat 2 is the bigger, better and clumsier sequel to the puzzle platformer global sensation featuring brand new levels, customisable characters, and even wilder physics-based fun.
Each intricate level comes packed with new toys and devices to fiddle with as you’ll solve a range of fiendish puzzles on your own or in teams of up to eight friends.
A new physics-engine, new gameplay interactions and new mechanics will make every session uniquely silly and more dynamic than ever before. Along with refined controls, visuals and music, Human Fall Flat 2 is a slapstick experience unlike any other!
Human Fall Flat 2 is coming to PC and consoles.
What was your favourite trailer, game or reference from the Devolver Digital 2023 showcase? Let me know in the comment section below.