Everything shown at the August ID@Xbox showcase today


Some farms, skateboarding, and some weird science

Microsoft hosted another Twitch Gaming and [email protected] showcase today, spotlighting some of Xbox’s upcoming indies. Across several hours, it featured several notable indies, ranging from the unlaunched to those already out and coming to Game Pass.

Among the upcoming games, there were some neat-looking indies, like the cyberpunk action-platformer Aeon Drive and the previously showcased OlliOlli World. While I got a chance to look at the skateboarding of OlliOlli World a few months ago, today we got a look at customization in the game. Turns out, there’s a lot of different ways to deck your skater out in sick gear.

The pencil-sketched adventure RPG Time: The Legend of Wright also looked pretty cool, and is set to arrive sometime this winter. And Lab Rat will subject you to test after test with a metrics-obsessed AI sometime in 2022, for fans of puzzle games and sadistic robots.

Of course, there are also some games coming to Xbox Game Pass that were confirmed during today’s [email protected] stream. Library of Ruina is hitting Xbox Game Pass today, in what can best be described as a librarian battle sim. Collect books, gain knowledge, utilize your collection to win, and profit? I’m really interested to see how this one plays. Also, Stardew Valley is coming to Game Pass sometime this fall.

Here’s a full rundown of every game shown during today’s [email protected] showcase (the * marks games coming to Xbox Game Pass):

  • Aeon Drive (2awesome Studios)
  • ANVIL (Action Square)
  • Aragami 2 (Lince Works)*
  • Button City (Subliminal)
  • Evil Genius 2 (Rebellion Interactive)*
  • Inked (Byte Dance)
  • Inkulinati (Yaza Games)
  • Lab Rat (Chump Squad)
  • Library of Ruina (Project Moon)*
  • Lightyear Frontier (FRAME BREAK)
  • Loot River (Straka Studio)
  • Mad Streets (Craftshop Arts)
  • OlliOlli World (Private Label)
  • Pathfinder Wrath of the Righteous (Owlcat)
  • Planet of Lana (Wishfully)
  • Project Wingman (Meowza Games)
  • Pupparazzi (Kitfox Games)*
  • RPG Time: The Legend of Wright (Deskworks)
  • Sable (Shedworks)
  • Sam & Max Save the World Remastered (Skunkape Games)
  • She Dreams Elsewhere (Studio Zevere)
  • Solace State (Vivid Foundry)
  • Soup Pot (Chikon Club)
  • Spacelines From the Far Out (Coffeenauts)
  • Stardew Valley (Concerned Ape)*
  • The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur / Annapurna Interactive)
  • The Big Con (Mighty Yell Studios)
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (Falling Squirrel)
  • The Wandering Village (Stray Fawn)

You can check out the archive of today’s stream on Twitch here.