Guerrilla Collective Celebrates Indies With Huge June Showcase (2)

[Update – June 5 @ 1:30 PM EST]: The Guerillca Collective indie showcase has been postponed “for justice and in support of Black Lives Matter.” It will, instead, run June 13 – 15, but have a livestream on June 7 to “highlight Black voices in our industry.” 

E3 2020 may have been canceled, but developers and publishers are pivoting to ensure they do not get lost in the shuffle. Big guns like Ubisoft and EA have already earmarked the dates for their own events. However, indie developers may not have the same capacity to do so at the same level. While Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest may have room for some, not all will get to shine in the spotlight. Enter Guerrilla Collective, an initiative started to give smaller studios and indie publishers a platform to show off their work.

Trio of shows

A “digital games festival,” the Guerrilla Collective will begin on June 6 and last for three days. The shows will be produced by the Media Indie Exchange and Kinda Funny Games, former IGN personalities turned YouTube stars. Greg Miller will be hosting. You can catch the three shows live at 1 PM EST on both Twitch and Steam. The Guerrilla Collective will also be part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming showcase.

Guerrilla Collective Celebrates Indies With Huge June Showcase (1)

Indie darlings

Interested consumers can look forward to seeing “fresh announcements, trailers, and reveals” from participating companies. The list includes some heavy hitters like Baldur’s Gate 3 developer Larian Studios, Paradox Interactive, and ZA/UM. Here is the full list of developers and publishers taking part:

  • 11 Bit Studios (Frostpunk, This War of Mine)
  • Another Indie (SIMULACRA 2, Yuppie Psycho)
  • Coffee Stain Studios (Satisfactory, Deep Rock Galactic)
  • Fellow Traveller (In Other Waters, Neo Cab)
  • Funcom (Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Conan Exiles)
  • Good Shepherd Entertainment (John Wick Hex, The Eternal Cylinder)
  • Headup (Bridge Constructor Portal, Pumpkin Jack)
  • Humble Publishing (Temtem, Forager)
  • Larian Studios (Baldur’s Gate III, Divinity: Original Sin II)
  • Modern Wolf (Necronator: Dead Wrong, Out There: Oceans of Time)
  • Paradox Interactive (Cities: Skylines, Stellaris)
  • Raw Fury (Kingdom Two Crowns, Atomicrops)
  • Rebellion (Sniper Elite 4, Zombie Army 4: Dead War)
  • Those Awesome Guys (Monster Prom, Move or Die, Floppy Knights)
  • Thunderful (SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, Lonely Mountains: Downhill)
  • United Label (Eldest Souls, Röki)
  • Versus Evil (The Banner Saga, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire)
  • Whitethorn Games (Aground, StarCrossed)
  • WINGS Interactive (Later Daters, Lord Winklebottom Investigates)
  • Ysbryd Games (WORLD OF HORROR, VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action)
  • ZA/UM (Disco Elysium)

June 6 and 7 will see news and announcements. On June 8, it will be a full day of gameplay demos and developer interviews. The show will also include the Paradox Insider broadcast, the PC Gaming Show, and the Future Games Show. The Guerrilla Collective is sponsored by the likes of [email protected], Astro Gaming, Razer, Wilmer Sound, and Fully Illustrated.

Jake Su
Tactical strategy games are Jake's jam, and defending the Earth from alien and internal threats is just his bread and butter since the 1990s.

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