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The Future Games Show is a more low-key show compared to the Summer Game Fest and Xbox Showcase that take place before and after it. But this year’s show was a treat nonetheless and, like the SGF, seems to have a disproportionate representation of a single genre. With the SGF it was sci-fi horror. At the Future Games Show it was simulation games.
One of the first games revealed during the show was Alaskan Truck Simulator, which is pretty much what the title says. It was followed by Brewmaster, a beer brewing simulator; autopsy simulator; airport sim; Potion Permit, a magic medicine making simulation; F1 Manager 2022 and probably at least one other that I’m forgetting.
It was also a varied range of Sims. Most of them are pretty self-explanatory, and at least there’s little chance I’ll confuse them with the other (ahem, SGF). Potion Permit and Brewmaster had the most visual appeal, but Alaskan Truck Sim is a close second.
Other games in the showcase include things like Bright Memory Infinite, which received a new trailer announcing ports for PS5 and Switch; Morbid Metal, a hack-n-slash roguelite featuring sword-wielding robots; Serial Cleaners, a stealth mob hit cleanup game; and the Steam release of Deadly Premonition 2.
The showcase also included a special showcase dedicated to games from Ukrainian developers. Games include titles such as Puzzles for Clef, a puzzle adventure game; Zero Losses, a scary driving game inspired by the Russo-Ukrainian War; and Farlanders, a turn-based colony sim set on Mars – hey, look, another sim!
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