It was no picnic for indie publisher Devolver Digital to become a highly-successful company while furthering the creative advancement of the medium by largely publishing innovative indie titles. Maybe that’s why the publisher has celebrated the last couple of E3 events with an “Indie Picnic” that they hold in a parking lot across the street from the LA Convention Center.
This year, though, Devolver Digital has decided to go toe-to-toe with the big boys of gaming by running their own press conference. In true Devolver Digital fashion, they announced this momentous occurrence with a gif from Quentin Tarantino’s second best film, Inglourious Basterds:— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) May 16, 2017
As the tweet notes, we’re still not sure when the press conference will actually take place or where in the convention center it will be held. Also up for debate is the context of the conference itself. Will Devolver Digital solely showcase games from their own library, or will this be a kind of general indie showcase featuring presentations from various developers?
We’re leaning towards the former given that Devolver has also announced that they will once again be hosting an Indie Picnic event across the way from E3. This event is open to all E3 pass holders and runs during set hours throughout the event.
Still, this is a huge step-up for a company that has traditionally prided themselves on not running a typical E3 showcase in favor of giving the indie community a place at the event to call their own. The fact that Devolver will have a formal presence at E3 means that they must be doing quite well for themselves and likely have quite a few exciting announcements to make.
As with all things related to E3, we’ll be sure to keep you up to speed regarding the specifics of Devolver’s E3 plans once our E3 coverage gets into full swing in just a few weeks.