Earlier this morning we got a bunch of new game announcements and updates during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase. Hosted by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller and Tim Gettys, the presentation featured 69 games that ranged from titles by single person teams to some of the biggest game publishers in the world.
Below are all 69 of the games featured in the first ever Kinda Funny Games Showcase. As there were so many you won’t find detailed explanations for every game shown during the presentation but each will feature a link to either the games developer’s website or steam page so you can find out more information about the games you’ll be getting your hands on in 2019.
The Kinda Funny Games Showcase opened with an incredible montage where some of the biggest game developers, content creators and media talk about why they play or make games before Greg and Tim open the show setting the scene for what we could expect to see during the showcase. Covering a range from games that are small in scale all the way up to titles from the biggest publishers in the world. Before kicking off the show with a few trailers. Starting with:
Super Meat Boy Forever – Team Meat – Coming to Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC in April 2019
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG – Ackk Studios – Coming to PC & Nintendo Switch on January 17th 2019
At Sundown – Mild Beast Games – Coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch & Steam on January 22nd 2019
Aftercharge – Chainsaw Games – Coming to Xbox One & Steam on January 10th 2019
Toe Jam & Earl Back in the Groove – Coming to PlayStaion 4, Nintendo Switch & Steam on March 1st 2019
Quarantine Circular – Bithell Games – Out on Nintendo Switch Today
Moving Out – SMG Studios – Coming in 2019
Operencia: The Stolen Sun – Zen Studios – Coming 2019 and you can add it to your Steam wishlist now.
Conan unconquered – Petroglyph Games – Coming to PC Q2 of 2019
Lapis X Labyrinth – NIS America – Coming to PlayStation 4 & Nintendo Switch in 2019
Danganronpa Trilogy – NIS America, Spike Chunsoft – Coming to PlayStation 4 in 2019
The Danganronpa Trilogy will contain Danganronpa 1+2 Reload + Danganronpa V3 as well as a soft cover art book containing art from the whole Danganronpa series.
Following those awesome game announcements, Greg and Tim came back to reveal a handful of new DLC updates coming soon for games already available
The Messenger Picninc Panic – Devolver Digital – A free Expansion coming in 2019 to the PC and Nintendo Switch
Human Fall Flat Dark – Curve Digital – Free Update on December 10 with more levels coming in 2019.
Guacamelee 2 – Drinkbox Studios – Greg is in the game as teh Shirtless Arachnid, a nice callback to his Shirtless Spider-Man character in this years’ Spider-Man from Insomniac games. Not only that, Greg’s dog Portillo is also playable in the game. To unlock press down down up up right left right left up left in the costume shop. Out now on PS4 and steam coming soon to Switch and Xbox
That was it for that round of DLC announcements. Back to new game announcements.
Next Greg and Tim revealed that some existing games will be getting Limited Run physical releases in late 2018/ early 2019.
Rival Megagun – Degica Games – Also for your chance to win a Nintendo Switch and a physical copy of Rival Megagun Retweet the below Twitter post from Kinda Funny Games.
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Windjammers – Dotemu – Getting physical release December 21st 2018
Celeste – Matt Makes Games – Getting physical release for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on January 1st 2019
Then we hit the first of a few game montages for the showcase. Offering up quick synopsis’ and release details for quite a few new games.
Mineko’s Night Market – Meowza Games – Coming to PC & Nintendo Switch – Early 2019
The Occupation – White Paper Games – Coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – 5th of February 2019
Disco Elysium – ZA/UM Studio – Coming to PC – 1st half of 2019
Slay The Spire – Megacrit – Coming to PC & Nintendo Switch – 2019
Fae Tactics – Endless Fluff Games – Coming to PC – 2019
Ikenfell – Happy Ray Games – Coming to PC – 2019
Those games are all coming in 2019 without firm dates. The next segment featured games with defined release dates or clear release windows.
Away: Journey to the unexpected – Playdius Games – A cool looking French and Japanese game collaboration with the music and theme sequence being made in Japan – Coming to PC in February – PlayStation 4 February 5th – Nintendo Switch February 7th and Xbox One February 8th
Bury Me, My Love – The Pixel Hunt – Coming to Nintendo Switch on January 10th 2019
The Wild Eight – Hypetrain Digital – Launching on Steam March 2019 and PlayStaion 4 and Xbox One in August 2019
Following the trailer for the Wild Eight Greg and Tim revealed the followign three games are also titles that are available today.
Slime San Creator – Fabraz – Out on Steam Today
Sumo – Table 9 Studio – Out on Steam Today
So far it has been mostly independant titles shown up to this point but it was here we found out that Bioware also wanted to participate in the Kinda Funny Showcase and had prepared a developer commentary talk through of the new Anthem trailer that premiered at The Game Awards. The full 6 minute commentary video featuring the lead producer of Anthem Mike Gamble can be watched on the Kinda Funny Youtube channel.
Next we were treated to our second montage of the showcase. This time featuring a bunch of upcoming puzzle games.
Color – Dual Studios – PC, MAC, Linux – Q4 2019
Reading Rush – The Frozen Machine – Android and iOS – December 2018
Collapsus – Wraith Games – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Steam, Mobile – 2019
Triwave – John Plewe – Coming to Steam Early Access 10th January 2019
Closely followed by the action adventure game montage.
Dawnthorn – Aloft Studio – Coming to PC, Mac and Linux – Spring 2019
Anew: The Distant light – Resonator – PC & Consoles – Summer 2019
Double Cross – 13AM Games – Coming to Nintendo Switch PC – Jan 2019
Devil Engine – Protoculture Games – Coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch – Q1 2019
Reverie: Sweet as Edition – Rainbrite – Coming to Nintendo Switch Jan/Feb 2019 – Out on PS4 + Vita now
Virgo Vs The Zodiac – Moonan – Coming to PC & Xbox One – Available Now
Boyfriend Dungeon – Kitfox Games – Coming to Steam in 2019
If you thought the only Kinda Funny hosts we’d be seeing would be Greg and Tim you’d be wrong. At this point Nick Scarpino pops in but is gone just as quick as Stan Lee in a Marvel film solely to announce things are about to get weird.
Knifeboy – Karl Fredriksson – Steam, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One – Q2 2019
Vulpine – Clockwork Giant Games – PC, Mac and Linux – 2019
Mini-Mech Mayhem – Futurlab – PlayStation VR – Q1 2019
Rym 9000 – Rainbrite – PlayStation 4 – Within 3 months
Then we’re hit with the final montage of the show. Upcoming multiplayer games.
Log Jammers – Mega Cat Studios – PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 – November 2018-January 2019
Turbolance – Team Turbolance – Coming to Nintendo Switch & PC – 2019
Thunder Rally – Typical Entertainment – PC & Consoles – 2019
Wreckout – Huey Games – Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam – Q2 2019
With the montages out of the way the show shifted back to it’s full length trailers. Highlighting a bunch of titles that are now on my radar for 2019.
Ape Out – Devolver Digital – Nintendo Switch and PC – February 7th 2019
Fight Knight – Sorcerobe – Coming to Steam, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch – Spring 2019
Tunche – HypeTrain Digital – Coming to Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch – Kickstarter launches January 14th 2019
It Lurks Below – David Brevik – Available on Steam Early Access Now
Hardcore – Strictly Limited Games – Coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2019
With the show starting to wind down. Tim announced that they wanted to spend some time featuring games that have had a presence at past PAX conventions, revealing platforms and release windows for games we may have seen already in the past.
Supermarket Shriek – Billy Goat Entertainment – In stock in 2019
The Church in the Darkness – Paranoid Productions – Coming to Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – 2019
A Fold Apart – Lightning Rod Games – Coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch in 2019
Falcon Age – Outer Loop – Coming to PlayStation VR in 2019
Desert Child – Oscar Brittain – Launching December 11 2018 – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Steam, GOG and GameJolt.
Then came the powerful closing ceremony of the Kinda Funny Games Showcase. Greg had mentioned at the top of the show that they had some big publishers on board. And they saved the biggest announcements for the end of the show. Along with their own ‘one more thing’ moment.
Then we got the reveal of Sega’s Project Judgment. A game developed by the Yakuza team that has now been confirmed as coming West. Not only did we get a trailer for the game, we see that unlike the Yakuza games, Judgment will be releasing with dual audio and even has a short introduction from Greg Chun, the English voice actor for lead character Takayuki Yagami.
Judgment – Sega – Coming West Summer 2019
And the ‘One more thing…’. After months of being up in the air after the recent closure of Telltale Games we have evidence that the final season of The Walking Dead will indeed be finished by many of the Telltale Staff that were working on the game originally. And got the release date for Episode 3.
The Walking Dead: Final Season – Skybound Games – Episode 3 coming 15th January 2019
The whole showcase was fantastic. The pacing was incredible and it was just hit after hit after hit. I love that someone stepped up to give these developers and publishers a platform to showcase their work in a space where the news doesn’t just get lost in the jumble of a larger trade show.
Well done Greg, Tim and the entire Kinda Funny crew for putting this together. We’re really hoping you come back with an even bigger Kinda Funny Showcase in 2019.
If you have the time you really should check out the showcase for yourself. You can view the archived version of the showcase on the Kinda Funny Games Youtube channel or watch it below:
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