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Watch The Escapist Indie Showcase, over 2 hours of exclusive trailers, and more is on the way


Update: The Showcase is now Live! 

The Escapist is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with GOG.COM to host our very first Indie Showcase event.

Our completely digital event will begin on June 11 with a “direct”-style showcase on YouTube, where we’ll be showing off over 70 different indie games from developers all around the world. The showcase will include new reveals and lots of gameplay, and we even had developers create short little developer diaries so you could meet the passionate people behind the games you’ll be playing.

Following the Indie Showcase, from June 12 – 14 we will be providing post-show coverage on YouTube and Twitch featuring many of the games you saw in the showcase via in-depth hands-on demos, pre-recorded gameplay videos, and interviews with the developers.

We have also created a landing page for the entire showcase where you can watch the livestreams and find every game that we’re showcasing.

We’re very excited to put on this event to bookend another year of The Escapist’s rejuvenation effort as we work to provide a positive and fun atmosphere for our viewers to escape to, all while supporting the independent developers that have lost out on many opportunities to showcase their games due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’d like to support this event, we are taking on further sponsors and donations. If you’re interested in sponsoring, please get in touch via email. If you’d like to donate to support the creation of this event, please follow the link.

Schedule of Events

JUNE 11  |  The Escapist Indie Showcase (UPDATED: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET) on YouTube.

JUNE 12 – 14  |  The Escapist Indie Showcase Post-Show (11 a.m. ET – 7 p.m. ET) on YouTube and Twitch

About the author

Nick Calandra
Nick Calandra has been covering video games for over 14 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism and now leads the team at The Escapist. Previously Nick created and led teams at TitanReviews, Velocity Gamer, OnlySP and Gameumentary, before becoming Editor-in-Chief of The Escapist in 2019. He has done everything from covering the smallest of indie games to creating documentaries on some of the most well-known video game franchises in the industry such as Darksiders, Divinity: Original Sin, EVE and more. While his favorite games right now include Rainbow Six Siege and Elden Ring, Nick is constantly experimenting with new genres to expand his gaming tastes and knowledge of the industry.