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A New Wholesome Direct Showcase Is Happening In June


Wholesome Games has announced that the Wholesome Direct digital showcase will be back again as part of the June season of showcases, returning for its fifth annual edition on June 9th (AEST).

In case you’re yet to catch one, Wholesome Direct is a regular showcase that features well, the wholesome side of games with projects that are emotionally-rich, cosy, inspirational, joyful or some combination of them all. Prior Wholesome Direct digital showcases have features games that would go on to become instant classics like Venba, Unpacking, A Little to the Left, Dordogne, Toem and a heap more.

Wholesome Games is promising that this year’s Wholesome Direct showcase will feature a swathe of content for over 70 new and upcoming games, including new trailers, exclusive announcements, demo reveals and even some surprise releases from studios and publishers the likes of Humble Games, Fellow Traveller, Secret Mode, Curve Games, and more. Usagi Shima and Minami Lane, the first two projects within the new Wholesome Games Presents publishing initiative, will also feature. Jenny Windom will be hosting, with more guests yet to be revealed.

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You’ll be able to catch the Wholesome Direct on June 9th on the official YouTube and Twitch channels as part of Summer Game Fest, at the below local times:

Wholesome Direct 2024 – June 9th

  • 2.00 AM AEST (Melbourne/Sydney/Hobart/Canberra/Brisbane)
  • 1.30 AM ACST (Adelaide, Darwin)
  • 12.00 AM AWST (Perth)
  • 4.00 AM NZDT (Wellington)

“We couldn’t be more excited to shine a spotlight on talented teams and their gorgeous games,” said Matthew Taylor, founder of Wholesome Games in the accompanying press release. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude for our community’s enthusiasm, and the trust placed on us by participating developers to present their titles to the world. After receiving over 700 submissions, we have carefully curated a delightful selection of over 70 awe-inspiring games. We can’t wait to put on another great show this June!”

You can find all the dates and times for the June showcases announced so far right here.