The Devolver Direct has returned for another hilarious showcase, and this year it featured a presentation from Volv-E, a company that is totally real and not fake at all and promises to build games with "generative algorithms and deep-learning techniques" that doesn't need any real-life developers at all! What could go wrong with that!?
In all seriousness though, 2023's Devolver Direct featured new looks at four exciting games -Baby Steps, Human Fall Flat 2, The Talos Principle 2, and Wizard With a Gun. This roundup will share all you need to know about these new titles alongside the trailers of the gameplay so you can see how the look for yourself.
Ape Out Creators Announce Baby Steps, a Literal Walking Simulator
Baby Steps is a new game from Gabe Cuzillo, Ape Out's Maxi Boch, and QWOP's Bennett Foddy, and it stars Nate – a 35-year-old 'failson' who lives in his parents' basement and hasn't done much with his life. That all changes when, one day, he gets transported to another world and learns he can walk and put "one foot in front of the other."
Players will not only need to take each step for Nate, but also deal with the hilarious physics the game features that will make this task anything but a… well… walk in the park.
Baby Steps, which really is a literal walking simulator and features a "fully dynamic onesie soilage system," will be released on PS5 and PC in 2024.
Human Fall Flat 2 Is Officially 'Under Construction'
Human Fall Flat was first released in 2016 and No Brakes Games has just confirmed that Human Fall Flat 2 is officially "under construction." This game promises to be the "bigger, better, and clumsier sequel" to the original and will feature new levels, customizable characters, and so much more. Human Fall Flat will also let players complete puzzles by themselves or with up to seven other friends.
We still don't know exactly when Human Fall Flat 2 will be released, but a new trailer shows the improved visuals and teases some of the physics-based fun players will be having at some point in the future.
The Talos Principle 2 Looks to Build Upon the Stellar Foundation Set From the 2014 Original
The Talos Principle 2 was first announced at the latest PlayStation Showcase, and Summer Game Fest gave fans a new look at the sequel to the orginal from 2014. We already knew The Talos Principle is planned for 2023 on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, but this trailer helped reveal the new game will feature "more mind-bending puzzles to solve, new puzzle mechanics, a richer storyline, more secrets to uncover, and the biggest, weirdest world Croteam has ever built."
Some of these new mechanics include mind transference and gravity manipulation, and the story will have players discovering the history of this world where humankind went extinct and left robots of their image in their stead.
While you wait for the sequel, be sure to check out our The Talos Principle review from 2014.
Wizard With A Gun Is a Survival Game Set in a World 'Invaded by Chaos'
Wizard With a Gun takes place in a world that "slowly being invaded by chaos," and you and your friends will need to survive in it by collecting resources, building up a base, defeating countless enemies, and much more. The game is also filled with many different biomes, a ton of powerful loot, a full crafting system, and a sandbox just waiting to be explored.
Wizard With a Gun will be released on PC and a single-player demo is available now.